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CDHO partners with Indspire to support Indigenous students

The CDHO is pleased to announce its partnership with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity, and their Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards Program to create The CDHO Bursary for Indigenous Students in Dental Hygiene Programs.

The CDHO is committed to advancing reconciliation efforts and takes this responsibility seriously. Eliminating educational and employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is one of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Through this partnership, the CDHO is supporting efforts to increase access to higher education for Indigenous students.

The College has committed $80,000 per year for three years that will be distributed to Indigenous students enrolled in an accredited Dental Hygiene program at an Ontario post-secondary institution. The bursary will be awarded in accordance with requested financial assistance and is designed to assist with covering a student’s total educational costs as they progress through the program. The College will also cover the cost for graduates to write the National Dental Hygiene Certification Examination, a requirement for becoming a Dental Hygienist in Ontario.

Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $115 million in financial support to more than 37,500 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. For more information, visit The CDHO Bursary for Indigenous Students in Dental Hygiene Programs webpage and the Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards Program webpage. You may also contact