CDHA Award of Merit


The CDHA Award of Merit is given annually to a maximum of 4 individuals who have voluntarily made a meaningful contribution to dental hygiene and their community on a regular basis in a selfless, professional manner. CDHA supports dental hygienists in their professional activities. Members should have a means of acknowledging colleagues for such activities. This award provides an opportunity for CDHA to join with members in identifying and celebrating volunteer service.

The volunteer service may reflect one or more of the CDHA National Competencies

  • advocacy
  • collaboration
  • community involvement
  • culturally relevant practise
  • determinants of health
  • mentorship
  • diversity
  • ethics, health promotion
  • leadership
  • social justice
  • social responsibility

For more information on nomination and eligibility, see the Award of Merit information sheet.

Deadline: January 29, 2017

Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients

Sharon Cavanagh

Previous CDHA Award of Merit Recipients

  • Dawn Mueller (2015)
  • Bev Woods (2014)
  • Carole Whitmer (2014)
  • Anne Caissie (2014)