William J. Spence ICD Memorial Foundation

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William J Spence ICD Memorial Foundation

From seven applications submitted to the Spence Foundation for a Foundation grant, which were received in the 2024 competition, and after due consideration by the board, four were accepted for approval unanimously.  Although it was again over our customary budget of donations from Fellows in the 2023 year, a grant for dental materials and supplies of $6000.00 was awarded to each, as follows:

1.                  Health Outreach, with applicant Fellow Rick Caldwell and Dr. Timothy Lee from Toronto, ON.  Their “Guatemala 2024” mission has gone to San Gabriel, Guatemala [and Quesada, also], in January and February 2024.

2.                  In the Company of Friends, with applicant Fellow Aaron Kim from Winnipeg., MB. Their screening and volunteer dental treatment for urgent dental care begins at NorWest Access Community Health Centre, then to 5 other dental offices for urgent treatment in May and October 2024.

3.                  Semiahmoo Dental Outreach, with applicant Fellow Les Ennis from Surrey, BC. Their Ifakara Outreach mission will return to Tanzania, South Africa at St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences in November 2024. The Spence Foundation board particularly supports a community level preventive oral health disease team that is supervised by Fellow Ken Stones in the week prior to provision of humanitarian dental treatments.

4.                  Hopethiopia organization, with applicant Fellow Ralph Pisko-Dubienski from Calgary, AB.  Their treatment and dental education team will return to clinics in Ethiopian local health centers, hospitals and universities in November 2024.

Special thanks to ICD Global for a donation of dental materials by the Global Visionary Fund and the Henry Schein Cares foundation (GVF/HSC) & were highlighted in reports from two of the grant recipients, which amounted to supplies from Henry Schein Co. worth $2500 USD each.

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

https://icd-canada.org/Donation


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

PRESIDENT  SECRETARY TREASURER HON. DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR  DIRECTOR
WH Christie DM Brode Drew Smith GR Thordarson
Carol Martin Ken Skinner 
Winnipeg, MB Windsor, ON London, ON W. Vancouver, BC
Beaverlodge, AB Winnipeg, MB
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