About Us


At SpeechWorks, throughout the pandemic our top priority has always been the safety and well-being of our clients and team. Please continue to self-screen when determining whether you should attend your in-person sessions. Clients will continue to be provided the option to be serviced by in-person, virtually, or in combination as determined by individual need. Thank you so much for your continued patience, understanding, and cooperation in keeping our clients and staff safe!

The clinic will be adhering to the policies and procedures developed by Ontario Public Health and our regulatory college (CASLPO) for all in-person sessions. Please see below for important information regarding our screening process. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. 

You can contact your clinician directly or reach our to one our service coordinators by phone or email (below) if you would like discuss in-person or online session options:


  • Melissa Kiley | mkiley@slhunter.ca | 905-746-2001 for adult services

  • Amanda Brown | abrown@slhunter.ca | 905-348-7936 for pediatric services

  • Linda Saarenvirta | lsaarenvirta@slhunter.ca | 905-379-1261 for voice services

  • Shanda Hunter-Trottier | slhunter@slhunter.ca | 905-572-5329 for the Clinic Director



At SpeechWorks, the protection of your health information is our top priority. Please see below for important information regarding our privacy policies.



To understand and be understood is essential for living a full and meaningful life. People with a communication challenge may experience isolation from friends, family or colleagues. Communication challenges also present as barriers to achieving success in educational and employment settings and can affect all age groups, from infants to the elderly.

S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks is a private Speech-Language Pathology practice that is dedicated to helping you achieve your full communication potential and to overcome challenges with swallowing and/or feeding. Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants are committed to offering innovative programs that are tailored to meet your individual needs by working closely with you, your family and other professionals. Our innovative programming can be delivered within our clinic, at your home, school, workplace or other community location.

We’re proud to serve clients living in Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Mississauga, Milton, the GTA, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara and surrounding areas.


Shanda Hunter-Trottier, the director and founder of S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks, has many years of clinical experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her private clinic has been in full operation since 1995.

Shanda received the provincial association’s (OSLA’s) “Honours of the Association” award after nomination by a colleague in the community. Her staff describe her as a warm, caring and compassionate woman who always puts the needs of her clients, her employees, and the practice before that of her own. She is a true mentor and leader whose inspiration and skill-set goes beyond that of an SLP, to educator, advocate, collaborator and innovator. She has created and nurtured a superior, full service clinic with a broad scope of services.

Shanda continues to contribute greatly to the overall profession of Speech-Language Pathology as demonstrated by her active involvement in advocating for our clients and the profession. She participated on the Board of Directors with the provincial association for Speech-Language Pathology (OSLA) for 7 years including 3 years as President.

About Us