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McGuire Programme comes to Toronto

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The McGuire Programme, an intensive treatment workshop for people who stutter, will be offered in Toronto, Canada August 10 - 13, 2016. This world-wide programme does not have a lot of Canadian dates so this is a special opportunity.

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Short film about man who stutters wins Oscar!

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The 13-minute film, portraying a man who stutters who is searching for love, took home the Best Short Film (Live Action) Oscar. It was written, directed and edited by Dublin filmmaker Benjamin Cleary. He accepted the award with Producer Shan Christopher Ogilvie.

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Quebec PWS launch Francophone website

ABCFrench-speaking people who stutter in Quebec have created a support group and website for their group, L’Association des bègues du Canada. Their beautiful and informative website is a valuable resource for French-speaking people who stutter in Quebec, and provides information about stuttering, links to obtain therapy and information about support groups in that province.

An adjunct association, l'Association des Jeunes Bègues du Québec (l'AJBQ), provides intensive group therapy by SLPs (at a cost) for children and adults.

Conference website now up!

Find out more about the Canadian Stuttering Association conference at our website. This one-day event in Toronto, Ontario will take place October 22, 2016, in conjunction with Stuttering Awareness Day. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop, go here.

Banff 1991: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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In August of 1991, a ground-breaking conference took place in Banff, Alberta. Initiated by leaders of support groups from Toronto and Edmonton, it brought together people who stutter from across Canada, as well as speech-language pathologists and family members. Out of this conference came the Canadian Association for People who Stutter (CAPS), later to be renamed the Canadian Stuttering Association.

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Raising awareness of stuttering in Africa

AfricaThe African Stuttering Research Centre, located in Kigali, Rwanda, is bringing help to people who stutter in Africa. Heading the organization is Dieudonne Nsabimana, a person who stutters. He is working with the Stuttering Foundation of America to translate materials about stuttering to Swahili. His goal is to distribute the booklets in school libraries.

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