what is FCDSA?

FCDSA is now incorporated!

The FCDSA was incorporated on November 2, 2017 under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. This means that we have a new governance structure and new by-laws. The website was updated on December 12, 2018. Should you find any errors or omissions, including missing links, please let us know by using the Contact Form on this site. Thank you!


The mission of the federation is to connect dentistry students in order to foster the sharing of common interests and challenges, advocate as a unified national student voice for the promotion of accessible, optimal dental education and patient care, and provide an avenue to introduce and involve students in organized dentistry.


The vision of the federation is to be a forum for a nationally integrated community enhancing the student experience in the dental profession.


The federation will provide services and organize activities which are beneficial to the member associations (as defined in paragraph 7.02 of General Bylaw No. 1) and as may be determined from time to time by the governing body.

Want More Information?

The Council has developed a PowerPoint presentation (English and French versions) for use by member association representatives when introducing the FCDSA to new and returning dentistry students at the yearly orientation and other events. To get the latest document, please send us a request using the Contact Form on this site.