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. Three times a year, board members meet to discuss important policy matters and review the association’s progress in meeting its strategic goals.

Summer 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

The Board met via Zoom on August 1, 2023.

Finance

  • 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 2022-2023. The Board approved the audited financial statements for 2022-2023 fiscal year.
  • 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 2023-2024 fiscal year.

Policy

The Board reviewed organizational performance to ensure compliance with its existing Ends and Executive Limitations 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. The Board reviewed the planned Ownership Linkage Event for the upcoming summit in Winnipeg, which includes seeking member input on two key questions:

  • What are the priority needs in our profession that are not being met?
  • Which of the following outcomes do you value most?

Meeting Dates

  • The 2023 AGM will be held October 21 in Winnipeg, Manitoba in conjunction with the Summit (October 20-21, 2023). This event will be hybrid (participation available in person or virtually).
  • The Board confirmed that they will be meeting in Montreal February 22-23, 2024.