Annual General Meeting 2021

Registration & Access Information

  • Deadline for registration is October 14 at 11:59 pm ET
  • Attendees will be eligible to win some fantastic product prizes courtesy of
    Crest + Oral-B
  • The virtual platform will be Zoom. Be sure to download the Zoom app before before joining the session.
  • A certificate for live attendance will be available on your online CDHA profile the week of October 18.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Members-Only Event sponsored by
Crest + Oral-B and Sun Life

Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the members of CDHA will be held virtually on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 12:00 pm ET. Click below to access the proxy form and submit it to the CDHA office as instructed, no later than 4:00 pm ET on October 8, 2021.

The annual financial statements and the auditor’s reports will be made available on CDHA’s website and at the registered office of the CDHA and any member may, on request, obtain a printed copy free of charge at the registered office or by prepaid mail.

Notice and proxy form (PDF)

President’s Welcome

Tiffany Ludwicki, RDH

On behalf of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s (CDHA) board of directors, I would like to invite you to CDHA’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM). We hope you will join us on October 16 to hear from Dr. Jaris Swidrovich, followed by CDHA’s AGM.


Registration opens September 1, 2021, and secures your spot for both the speaker and the AGM.

Registration deadline: October 14, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET

The virtual platform will be Zoom. Before joining the session on a computer or mobile device, be sure to download the Zoom app. For those who do not have access to a computer or mobile device, there will be an option to dial in using a Zoom conference call number but you will not have the ability to vote during the session. In this case, please complete the proxy form as indicated above.


Note: Times listed are in Eastern Time.

Log in to virtual platform
10:45 – 10:55 am ET

Introduction & Welcome
Tiffany Ludwicki, CDHA president
11:00 – 11:05 am ET

Cultural Safety: Bringing Cultural Sensitivity to Healthcare and Education
Dr. Jaris Swidrovich
11:05 – 11:50 am ET

Dr. Jaris Swidrovich (he/him), a Two Spirit and Queer Saulteaux First Nations and Ukrainian man from Yellow Quill First Nation, will share meaningful stories about his family and how he has achieved his success despite past and current challenges in a world of anti-Indigenous racism and homophobia. He will also educate the audience on several important and relevant topics and issues meant to assist those in the health care field when working with Indigenous people. Audience members will walk away with a deeper understanding of Indigenous people and have tangible “to-do” lists for further learning and reconciliation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand terminology and status considerations for individuals who do and do not receive coverage through Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
  • Understand demographic and health-related information regarding Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • Describe key points regarding the Indian Act of Canada with relevance to all healthcare professionals
  • Understand residential school and Sixties Scoop information with linkages to various health considerations
  • Apply the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Calls to Action with a focus on those related to health and meaning for dental hygienists

Note: Members are strongly encouraged to attend the live presentation. A recording of the presentation will only be available for 7 days after the live event. Access to the recording is not guaranteed and limited to 300 users.

Additionally, screen shots and photographs are not permitted during the presentation.

Questions & Break
11:50 am – 12:00 pm ET

Annual General Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

CDHA invites all members to our virtual annual general meeting. Learn about the work of CDHA and approve the selection of financial auditors.

Note: Only CDHA active, life, and graduated student members are eligible to vote and must do so using the Zoom online platform. Those choosing to use the Zoom conference call option will not have the ability to vote during the session and must complete a proxy form in advance as indicated above.


Dr. Jaris Swidrovich

Multiple Leadership Award Winner and named one of CBC Saskatchewan’s “Future 40,” Dr. Jaris Swidrovich is Canada's first and only First Nations Doctor of Pharmacy. Dr Swidrovich's maternal grandmother was a residential school survivor, and his mother is a '60s Scoop survivor. A member of Yellow Quill First Nation, Jaris was born, raised, and continues to reside in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP), Jaris went on to complete a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Toronto in 2013 and is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and degree in Education. In his work as a clinical pharmacist, and as a Lecturer at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan, Jaris is dedicated to educating health care workers and students on Indigenous issues and reconciliation. Jaris is passionate about health, education, and how Indigenous and marginalized people are impacted. He integrates personal stories to explain complex issues which resonates with both young and old. His powerful presentations illustrate how we can all be part of the cure and partake in the TRC’s Calls to Action.

Are you curious about what happened at last year’s virtual AGM? The recorded version of the 2020 Annual General Meeting is still available.