Speech Language Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) are skilled professionals with specialized knowledge and clinical training in the assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders.
SLPs work in a variety of clinical and educational settings which often includes working with other health care professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team. They provide a wide range of services and support for individuals, families, support groups and information for the general public. For career opportunities please visit the Regional Health Authorities:
- Interlake-Eastern RHA
- Northern Health Region
- Prairie Mountain Health
- Southern Health-Santè Sud
- Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Associations and Licensing
- In Manitoba, the Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association’s (MSHA) mission is to ensure high quality SLP services by its members to individuals with communication disorders and their families.
- The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba is the regulatory body for SLPs in Manitoba. All SLPs who wish to practise in Manitoba must be registered with the College and hold a valid Certificate of Practice.
- In Manitoba, a master’s degree is required to practice in speech language pathology. There is currently no training program offered in Manitoba; graduates come from other jurisdictions and most come from the University of North Dakota.
- There are nine graduate level training programs offered in speech-language pathology across Canada. Canadian Master’s degree programs available at:
- Dalhousie University – S-LP and Audiology Programs
- McGill University – S-LP Program
- Université de Laval – S-LP Program (French)
- Université de Montréal – S-LP and Audiology Programs (French)
- Université d’Ottawa – S-LP and Audiology Programs (French)
- University of Alberta – S-LP Program
- University of British Columbia – S-LP and Audiology Programs
- University of Toronto – S-LP Program
- University of Western Ontario – S-LP and Audiology Programs