National Leadership Positions
There are a number of ways that students can become involved in the federation and develop their leadership skills.
The Council is composed of two representatives named by each member association. Council members are currently enrolled in an undergraduate dentistry program at the school represented by that Council member.
Each member association appoints one junior member and one senior member. Normally, a junior member will progress to the role of senior member. Representatives should be in different years. The duties, responsibilities and terms of office for Council members are outlined in the FCDSA General Bylaws on this site.
The method of selecting the Council members is at the discretion of the member associations. To find out how you might represent your school on the FCDSA Council, please contact your local member association.
The Executive is composed of the President, Vice-President, and three (3) Regional Councillors: Councillor of Western Canada, Councillor of Central Canada and Councillor of Eastern Canada. The members of the Executive are elected by the members of the Council from among the members of the Council during the AGM.
Serving members of the Executive are currently enrolled in an undergraduate dentistry program. Regional councillors are currently enrolled in an undergraduate dentistry program in their designated region.
The President is elected by the members of the Council from among the members currently serving on the Executive during the AGM.
The duties, responsibilities and terms of office for the Executive are outlined in the FCDSA General Bylaws on this site.
FCDSA Committees and Working Groups
The FCDSA Council has established a number of Committees and Working Groups which oversee and develop programs. Additional information regarding terms of reference and reports of these committees and working groups is available in the governance structure section of this site. The list of current committee and working group members is also available,