Board Meeting Highlights

CDHA’s board of directors works year-round in service of all members, setting priorities for the association and advocating for the profession and the importance of oral health to overall health. Twice a year, board members normally meet in person to discuss important operational and policy matters and review the association’s progress in meeting its strategic goals. Due to the pandemic, the most recent Board meeting was held virtually.

Summer 2021 Board Meeting Highlights

The Board met via Zoom on July 21, 2021.

Key highlights from the Board meeting:


  • One of the key roles of a Board of Directors is its fiduciary responsibility. The Board received a report from the audit committee and met with CDHA’s auditor to review the audited financial statements for 2020-2021. The Board approved the audited financial statements for 2020-2021.
  • The Board approved the recommendation of the audit committee to put forward for approval of the membership, the re-appointment of KPMG as the CDHA auditor for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.


The Board reviewed organizational performance to ensure compliance with its existing Ends policies. (The Board directs, controls and inspires CDHA through the careful establishment of broad written policies reflecting the Board's values and perspectives. Thus, one of the key roles of the Board is monitoring and assessing Board policies and executive limitations at each Board meeting.)

Ownership Linkage

One of the key roles of the Board is connecting with the Owners (who are the members) of CDHA. Due to COVID-19, the work of the Ownership Linkage Committee has been limited.

IFDH Delegates

The board approved a 2-year term for CDHA delegates to IFDH to align with IFDH’s move to bi-annual symposiums.

Meeting Dates

  • The board approved that the 2021 AGM will be held by electronic means on October 16, 2021 at noon ET.
  • The board confirmed that they will be meeting October 15-17, 2021 (virtual) and February 10-12, 2022 in Ottawa.