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 ongoing pandemic, the most recent Board meeting was held virtually.

Summer 2022 Board Meeting Highlights

The CDHA Board of Directors met via Zoom, July 20, 2022.

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 2021-2022. The Board approved the audited financial statements for 2021-2022.
  • 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 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Board Orientation

  • The Board reviewed and accepted a report outlining the orientation process for new directors.


  • 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.)
  • The Board also approved numerous policy amendments.

Land Acknowledgement Working Group
The Board approved Land Acknowledgement statements for both in-person and virtual meetings and thanked the members of the Land Acknowledgement working group for their work. (Alexandra Sheppard (Chair), Donna Lee, Kaylen Anholt, Kathy Yerex, Lana Clow).

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 Whitehorse, which is focused on improving access to oral healthcare for Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

CDHA Annual General Meeting
The Board approved that 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).

Date and times of future board meetings
Whitehorse, YT
September 28-29: Fall Board Meeting
Ottawa, ON
March 24-25, 2023: Winter Board Meeting