2021 Federal Election

CDHA is calling on political parties to invest in new federal funding for national oral health care to ensure that seniors and low-income Canadians without dental coverage can access the preventive oral health care they need.

Send a personalized email to your local candidates

Join CDHA’s national advocacy by taking local action as a frontline oral health professional. During an election campaign, candidates are especially interested in hearing the priorities of the people who live in their ridings. Send your email.

Read CDHA’s election brief on priorities for seniors’ oral health

CDHA has developed this election brief to support dental hygienists with the local advocacy process. It contains concise messaging about oral health and the dental hygiene profession.

Social media resources

Shareables you can download to show your support for seniors' oral health in Canada through your social media platforms. Don't forget to use #oralcareforseniors.

A joint election ask to fill the gap in access to oral health care

Endorsed by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres, and the Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA).

Use CDHA’s election toolkit to prepare for conversations and/or meetings with candidates

Dental hygienists may wish to request a brief meeting with their local federal candidates to talk about the importance of preventive oral health care and the critical role of the profession. Learn how to prepare for the local advocacy process.

 

Additional resources can be found on the CDHA website (www.cdha.ca/advocacy) For more information, please contact Juliana Jackson, manager of policy, research and government relations, at jjackson@cdha.ca or 1-800-267-5235 ext. 123.