Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Workforce Projections for Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario

Author(s) Rita Vis Dubé
Volume 27
Number 2
Year 2003
Page(s) 108-114
Language English
Abstract The issue of supply and demand is relevant for all aspects of the workforce within health human resources. This is certainly true for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in Ontario. Waitlists for services and unfilled positions represent an ongoing problem within this province. The purpose of this study was to investigate the issue of supply and demand of speech-language pathology services in Ontario. The current and future supply of SLPs was considered with respect to the population of the province and the needs of that population. The results indicate an ongoing shortage of SLPs within the province. This finding and its implications are presented and discussed.

La question d’offre et de demande est pertinente pour toutes les catégories d’occupation des ressources humaines du secteur de la santé. Cela est certainement le cas des orthophonistes de l’Ontario. Les listes d’attente pour les services et les postes non comblés constituent un problème constant dans cette province. L’objet de cette étude était d’examiner la question d’offre et de demande des services orthophoniques en Ontario. L’effectif actuel et futur d’orthophonistes a été étudié par rapport à la population de la province et aux besoins de cette population. Les résultats portent à croire qu’il y a une pénurie soutenue d’orthophonistes en Ontario. Cette conclusion et ses répercussions sont présentées et étudiées.
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