College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario regulates the practice of dental hygiene in the interest of the overall health and safety of the public of Ontario.

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Fran Richardson Leadership Development Award

Honouring Outstanding and Innovative Dental Hygienists

In June 2012, CDHO announced an award established in the name of past Registrar, Fran Richardson, to recognize her many years of service and dedication to the College. The Award is designed to honour outstanding and innovative dental hygienists who are passionate about the dental hygiene profession and who seek through education, community involvement and/or other activities to enhance their leadership abilities and to improve the quality of dental hygiene care provided to the people of Ontario.

The Fran Richardson Leadership Development Award is tenable for a maximum of one year and consists of a keepsake award and a financial grant of $5,000.

The CDHO is now accepting applications from eligible registrants for the Fran Richardson Leadership Development Award. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Please review the complete Guidelines and Application Forms

For additional information regarding the Award, eligibility criteria and/or nomination procedures, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 416 961‑6234, ext. 223 or via email at


Amanda Acker – 2019
Humphrey Liu – 2015
Susanne Hutchings – 2014
Anthea Chang – 2012