Foundation Report 2022
Greetings from: The William J. Spence ICD Memorial Foundation to the Fellows of the International College of Dentists, Canada section two (ICD2). Despite coming into the second year of this COVIC-19 Pandemic, the Foundation would like to assure the Fellows and benefactors who contribute to our humanitarian dental effort that it is still functioning as befits our mandate.
The Foundation was established as an arms-length body of ICD with the purpose of aiding humanitarian dental missions with CCRA Registered Charities donor funds, at home and abroad. With the cessation of travel abroad due to the pandemic virus, it has focused on charitable dental works within Canada.
In the coming year of 2022, the Foundation received two applications for funds, in part for dental materials and supplies, (including PPE supplies) from two worthy charity organizations in London, Ontario and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The “London Community Dental Alliance” treats indigent patients, many of whom have no dental insurance coverage. It is supervised by Fellow Ken Wright. In Winnipeg, the charity group “In Company of Friends” is proposing to triage screen and treat a large group of patients on weekends and supply denture prosthesis as required. It is spearheaded by Fellow Aaron Kim.
So despite the year-over-year contributions being down about a half of previous total contributions, the Foundation believes it is continuing to help and to support the provision of humanitarian dental aid, as was the original intent to do good works in our profession.
The Spence Foundation will again acknowledge donations, which are made “In Memoriam” if a note to the ICD Treasurer, containing the address and honouree name, with full postal code is entered in the comments box.
Your contribution to the Foundation via this page is much appreciated by the recipients of humanitarian dental missions. The board of the Foundation will continue to do its due diligence in assessing each application for humanitarian missions, within its yearly budget. Members who support the Foundation by a financial contribution are helping to support one of the aims of The College. THANK YOU.
William H. (Bill) Christie, Life Fellow,
President of “The Spence Foundation”.