The Council Invitation Working Group (CIWG) was established at the June 2012 meeting.  Considering strategic partners, and consulting with CDA staff and others, the CIWG was to determine appropriate organizations or individuals to be invited to Council meetings.

The CIWG submitted a report to the Executive for review so that a proposal might be circulated to the Council for approval and use prior to the next Annual General Meeting.

The Executive agreed to recommend to the Council the approval of the proposed list of organizations and that this recommendation be forwarded to the Council for consideration at its meeting on March 20, 2013.  As there was not quorum present at that time, the Executive agreed to adopt the report on an interim basis and present it for formal approval at the Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2013.

RESOLVED that, in descending order of priority, the following organizations be invited to send one representative to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FCDSA) as observers:

  • Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
  • American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
  • National Dental Examining Board (NDEB)
  • Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF)
  • Canadian Medical Student Association (CMSA)
  • Student Professional and Ethics Association (SPEA)
  • Emerging Health Leaders (EHL)
  • Central Veterinary Student Association (CVSA)

Funding for travel and accommodation will be provided only if funds are available.  Otherwise, organization representatives are invited to attend at their own expense.

Submitted by Shannon Munsie (Western)

Chairperson, Council Invitation Working Group

Note: The list of invited organizations was revised by the Council at the 2014 AGM. For the current list, please contact the Secretariat using the contact form available on this site.