Become a Communication Intermediary
Communication Intermediaries are qualified Speech-Language Pathologists with additional training from CDAC to work in police, legal and justice situations.
Communication Intermediaries on the CDAC database:
- Facilitate communication between a victim, witness and accused person who has a communication disability and police, legal and justice professionals
- Work freelance and charge their own fee
- Are not affiliated and endorsed by CDAC
- Are paid by police, legal or justice system
- Agree to a code of ethics and practice
- Can be engaged by police, legal or justice professionals or a victim, witness or accused person with a communication disability
- Only take on work that they are able and available to do
In order to be on the CDAC Communication Intermediary database, Communication Intermediaries must:
- Live and work in Canada
- Have a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
- Be eligible to apply for membership in a provincial, territorial or national speech-language pathology association
- Have at least two years of clinical working experience
- Have attended the CDAC trainings
- Agree to the Communication Intermediary code of ethics and practices
Communication intermediary trainings are periodically provided online by CDAC.
Trainings are restricted to Speech-Language Pathologists living and working in Canada.