William J. Spence ICD Memorial Foundation

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William J Spence ICD Memorial Foundation

Four (4) applications for humanitarian aid of budgeted dental supplies and materials were funded this year. They were considered within the Foundations mandate but above our yearly budget and have since been awarded partial funds as suitable CRA charity organizations.

Hopethiopia (Dr. R. Pisko-Dubiensky) returning to Ethiopia in April and November of 2023, since they were able to visit in November-December 2022. This is an ambitious but well-organized project paired with a Vet-Med team, providing care supplemented by teaching to local dental and health care providers. Grant-$5,000.00.

In The Company of Friends (Dr. A. Kim) Providing comprehensive care to the underprivileged in the northern part of Winnipeg, especially to patients attending the NorWest Access Clinic which provides no professional dental care. Grant-$7,500.

Semiamhoo Ifakara (Dr. L. Ennis) A return trip to this part of Tanzania, delayed since 2020 to provide a) the prevention of dental disease through the education of local health care providers and b) the provision of emergent, restorative and preventive dental treatment mainly to children. Grant- $7,500.00.

St Mary’s Home Clinic, Ottawa (Dr. T. Harle) The transition from a mobile outreach clinic to a front-line permanent clinic has been completed allowing comprehensive treatment of an underserviced, low- or no-income population. The clinic is lacking digital diagnostic radiographic equipment. Grant-$5,000.00.

The total financial assets held in trust by the Foundation is $148,207.73, of which Canada Revenue requires Charitable organizations requires that at least 3 ½ % be used per year as a Dispensing Quotient or granting.

The Foundation thanks the ICD Fellows and benefactors for continued support through donations at the web-site. Electronic taxable receipts have been issued by Treasurer Drew Smith in a more timely fashion.

The Foundation’s message, application for funding and a location to make a donation can be found at:


William H. (Bill) Christie, Life Fellow,
President of “The Spence Foundation”.

WH Christie J. Hardie Drew Smith GR Thordarson DM Brode Carol Martin Ken Skinner 
Winnipeg, MB Ottawa, ON London, ON W. Vancouver, BC Windsor, ON Beaverlodge, AB Winnipeg, MB
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