We have also developed an FAQ page for students, faculty and clients: cadh.ca/cvfaqs. Should you have questions that haven’t been answered, please email us at email@example.com. Stay safe!
May 14: Ontario’s reopening framework
CADH management continue to closely monitor Ontario’s reopening plan. Although no specific announcement has been made with regards to education, the Ontario government issued a more detailed reopening framework which can be accessed by clicking here.
May 13, 2020: More government support for students. A $1,250 payment for each 4-week period from May to August 2020.
Click here for details.
May 1, 2020: Colleges remain closed until further notice
We have received some questions regarding whether colleges are permitted to open. According to our Ministry representative, colleges in Ontario are required to deliver their programs off-campus until further notice. Please continue to check this site regularly for ongoing updates.
April 22, 2020: Some Good News for Students and New Grads
Click here to access information on government support for students and new grads affected by COVID-19
April 7, 2020: Communication from CADH Senior Management
Dear Valued Faculty, Administration and Students of CADH,
We are acutely aware of the health, economic and well-being challenges that the COVID-19 circumstance has presented to not only our CADH community, but also to people around the world, as we all listen and wait patiently for information and direction. On behalf of senior management, thank you for your patience as we continue experiencing, living and learning in the virtual world.
As you are aware, given the emergency order and our steadfast commitment to the health and safety of our employees and students, the CADH premises remains closed at this time. The facility is being thoughtfully maintained and equipment is being monitored regularly as we await further instruction from the regulatory bodies and public health as to when we can look forward to re-opening. We will keep you well- informed as updates are made available to us.
The last few weeks have been challenging for all members of the CADH community. At this time, we must share with all of you how grateful we are to be working with such a brilliant and dedicated team of educators. As you know, the faculty of CADH have not only undergone a complete change of work environment; they have tirelessly and seamlessly transitioned into working remotely, in a valiant effort to successfully complete the required training for the students. Their willingness to adapt, learn and persevere during these tumultuous times is commendable. Likewise, the administration of CADH has also shown great resilience and strength during this period and their considerable efforts have enabled the CADH contingency plan to be thoughtfully executed. Lastly, many thanks to our student body for not only successfully completing on-line exams in the revised format last week, but also for the professionalism, composure and adaptability they demonstrated during this precarious time.
We are also very proud to be able to extend our deep gratitude to the front-line healthcare workers through our donation of over 25,000 personal protective equipment items which will be delivered this week. We are thankful we have the supplies available and that we are able to donate them to our healthcare partners in the community, Trillium Health Partners and Chartwell Retirement Residences, in this unprecedented time of need.
Looking ahead, we are excited to enlighten you with the extensive benefits that remote, instructor-led learning provides. CADH faculty and administration are working swiftly and diligently to prepare for the remote, instructor-led commencement of the next Dental Hygiene classes beginning April 20th, 2020, while the Dental Assisting program began its’ instructor-led online classes yesterday. We will be sharing the training schedule for the “TEAMS” virtual classroom and communication tool to all of you very shortly, along with any temporary adjustments required to the sequence of the modules within your respective programs. Please continue to check our regularly updated cadh.ca/coronavirus website as well as cadh.ca/cvfaqs. Any additional questions can always be sent to the dedicated email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we enter into a critical period in COVID-19 battle, please stay strong, stand together and respect the imperative physical distance between us all. In the meantime, let the beautiful spring weather brighten your spirits and remember, we’ll be together soon.
Stay safe and thank you,
March 31: Ontario Government defers OSAP loan payments for 6 months
The Ontario government announced it is taking measures to reduce the financial burden for students during the COVID-19 crisis.
This afternoon, the Premier and Minister of Colleges and Universities announced a 6-month deferral of all OSAP loan payments, including federal and Ontario portions of student loan payments. The interest-free moratorium will be in place until September 30, 2020.
The deferral applies to students who will soon graduate or have recently graduated and will put a hold on collections, interest and payments.
Click here for entire news release.
March 30: NDHCB Sets New Exam Dates for July 7-9 (from May)
Click here for the official communication from NDHCB.
On behalf of the Senior Management team at CADH, we look forward to welcoming our new students commencing in April and wish to commend our current students, faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication over the past two weeks and for their commitment to ensuring CADH continues to maintain consistency in the delivery of the longest standing private Dental Hygiene diploma program in Canada along with our Intra-Oral Dental diploma Assisting program. We could not be prouder of the entire CADH community (students, faculty, staff, clients and our partners).
We firmly believe that our only option as a college, as a community, and as individuals is to persevere through this exceptional period. Some level of uncertainty and worry may continue for a while; this is a completely natural response given the circumstance. We do however, remain steadfast in our belief that as part of our collective efforts, we will be stronger once this situation is behind us. Join us in making sure that at its upcoming completion, we reflect on this period with pride and absolutely no regret. In the coming days, we look forward to sharing a series of exciting announcements including new innovative learning tools we expect to implement at CADH. Also, CADH will be releasing new details shortly about our plans to give back to the community in an effort to support those in need.
Worthy of note is that this situation affects all of us- but it is temporary. We have an exceptional faculty who are continuing to work diligently on providing our students with the same exceptional education they have become accustomed to, but for the time being, the only change in your education is the fact that for the health and safety of the CADH community, we are simply in different physical spaces. As a result, and given the extreme and unprecedented circumstances, the Ministry has granted schools the autonomy to provide training in alternate methods. To that end, CADH is excited to provide our students with instructor-led online learning as an interim measure while we wait for the doors of the school to re-open.
It is worth it for all students to take advantage of the online instructor-led learning platform while it lasts. Not only will all students benefit from the latest technologies, our online instructor-led format ensures students continue to learn at a very comprehensive level. In fact, for those students who wish, there may even be more one-on-one time with your instructors! We are here for you every step of the way.
Please continue to monitor our this page for continued updates as well as cadh.ca/cvfaqs. For anything else, we have a dedicated email to which anyone can send their questions: email@example.com. Our head office telephone line will connect you straight to a CADH staff member during business hours. Again, we look forward to continuing our instructor-led online training with our current student body and welcoming our new students starting in the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting diploma program on April 6th, 2020 and the Dental Hygiene diploma program on April 20th, 2020. Information regarding orientation procedures will be communicated to you shortly.
Thank you again for your patience and stay healthy!
For New Students Starting April, 2020: Classes to begin on Schedule!
As we all continue to adapt to the changes we’ve needed to make as a result of COVID-19, we thought some good news might help.
Our faculty and administrative staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that your Dental Assisting program will be able to start on April 6, 2020 and our Dental Hygiene program will start on April 20, 2020 regardless of whether our campus remains closed. Using the latest technologies, we are ready to welcome you as a student through online learning for at least a week or two until our campus can be re-opened.
If you are like many of us who are not accustomed to new technology, rest assured that we have made the learning process very simple and as always, you will have a lot of support.
A faculty member will be in touch with each student shortly in order welcome you, arrange for your program orientation and answer any questions you may have.
Also, your contact in our Admissions department will also be available for questions and support.
Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to welcoming you as a student!
For Current Students: Online learning to continue beyond April 5, 2020
Letter from CADH Senior Management (March 25, 2020):
Warm greetings and best wishes from the faculty and staff of CADH. We hope you are managing your work/life balance and are adjusting quickly to the changing circumstances we have all found ourselves in.
In previous communication, senior management indicated that on-campus classes and clinics would remain cancelled until April 5. The situation has continued to evolve and we have now determined that Remote Learning at CADH will continue beyond April 5, for an indefinite amount of time. We will continue to communicate openly and regularly with you and will share the duration of this extension with you as more information becomes available.
What does this mean for current students?
- The CADH Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Program will continue to be delivered online from April the 6th, 2020 onwards until further notice. Specific details from your instructor will follow shortly.
- The CADH Dental Hygiene program will also continue to be delivered online. Any changes to the 2-week remedial break will be communicated shortly. Among other considerations, student progress through the current program will serve as a key decision-making factor.
Please continue to check the cadh.ca/coronavirus website for up-to-date information and if you have any questions, please refer to webpage created for frequently asked questions, cadh.ca/cvfaqs. If your question remains unanswered, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The sites are updated regularly.
As we all navigate the current situation, with the help of our steadfast CADH community, we remain confident we are taking thoughtful and appropriate measures to support our collective wellbeing while seeing through the successful management of our Dental Hygiene and Intra-Oral Dental Assisting programs. While our learning spaces will be virtual ones in light of the exceptional circumstances, our dedication to deliver the best possible educational training to our valued student body will remain paramount.
March 20: TGIF everyone! Stay safe and healthy this weekend. CADH remains one call or email (email@example.com) away should you require assistance. Please take the time to thank your faculty and our other staff members who have worked tirelessly this week to ensure continuity of your education.
March 19: Exam schedule forwarded to Dental Hygiene students. If you are a Dental Hygiene student and haven’t received this update, please contact your faculty member.
March 19: The CDHO has advised dental hygienists not to provide dental hygiene services. In a time of pandemic, these are not seen as essential services. The CDHO cannot force offices to close but we are strongly recommending that dental hygienists do not provide services. Click here to access original memo.
March 18: Students will be permitted to pick up personal belonging from the campus by appointment only. Please refer to our FAQ page for instructions.
March 18: On-Campus Classes and Clinics suspended until April 5, to resume April 6. Online learning continues. CADH Administration and Admissions offices remain open.
As we continue to forge ahead, be comforted in knowing that the health and safety of everyone in the CADH community remain our top priority.
After reviewing the situation based on our continuous monitoring of the resources set out in our cadh.ca/coronavirus site, Senior Management have decided to continue to with the suspension of classes and clinic until April 5th, 2020. It is our intention to resume classes and clinics on April 6th, 2020. Our Administration and Admissions offices will remain open. Any questions regarding the interim break and remedial session will be answered as soon as the information is available.
We continue to encourage you and your clients to monitor cadh.ca/coronavirus for updates and/or to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions. We have also created an FAQ site for staff, students and clients: cadh.ca/cvfaqs.
During this period, please use your strength and determination to persevere. We are committed to continuing to deliver your education in this alternative format until regular classes and clinics resume. Please know that your faculty are working diligently to provide you with your education. Please remain engaged in your studies and communicate as much as you feel necessary.
Thank you again for your continued support and trust in CADH.
March 17, National Dental Assisting Examining Board (‘NDAEB’) March 28 exam postponed to June. Candidates will be automatically be rescheduled for the June examination. There is no action required by candidates at this time and they will receive information about the June sitting six weeks prior to the examination. The NDAEB office will remain open to receive your calls, emails, or any inquiries you might have but please be patient as we are dealing with a high volume of inquiries. Visit www.ndaeb.ca for further updates and contact information.
March 17, Private Colleges remain open. Following Doug Ford’s comment this morning regarding closure of Private Schools in Ontario, we wanted to provide clarification. Private Schools refer to Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12), not colleges. Private colleges are not required to close (this was confirmed by a call we had with the Ministry this morning). As such, CADH’s office will remain open and off-site student learning will continue.
March 16, Students, do not come to the campus until classes resume. In the interest of the safety and health of the staff working from our campus, we ask Students to not come to the campus until classes resume. Continue to access this site; email your contact at CADH or email email@example.com should you have any questions.
March 15: Attention Dental Hygiene students: If you have clients scheduled to come into the clinic this coming week (March 16-20 inclusive), please ensure you have cancelled their appointments until further notice. Please visit this site (and encourage your clients do the same) for regular updates (cadh.ca/coronavirus). If you have any unanswered questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 15: The RCDSO has advised dentists that they strongly recommend that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. RCDSO will revisit this recommendation in early April. The CDHO has been in discussion with the RCDSO and is in full support of this action. Click here for details.
March 15: Ontario just published a coronavirus (COVID-19) self assessment.
March 14th: CADH will prepare a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document following our staff meeting to be held Monday morning. We ask CADH staff, students and clients to forward their questions to email@example.com and we’ll do our best to answer all of them by Monday afternoon.
- As of 4:00pm on March 14, Peel Public Health confirms the coronavirus risk remains low.
- Further, Peel Public Health is not recommending that you stay home from work or school if you are well, unless you have been advised to self-isolate. As a precaution, CADH has chosen to cancel all classes in order to limit the number of bodies on campus.
- As with any illness, however, it’s advisable to stay home if you’re ill and to avoid contact with others who are ill.
- Public Health advises that anyone returning to Canada (adult and child) must avoid work, school and mass gatherings for 14 days from the date of your return and self-monitor for symptoms. Click on the Peel Public Health link for a list of symptoms.
Additional resources can be accessed here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: On-campus classes and clinics cancelled from March 16 to March 21 inclusive.
Over the past 24-48 hours, the COVID-19 situation has evolved rapidly and we have been monitoring the changes closely. The health and safety of our campus community will always remain our top priority.
At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at CADH, however, public health officials have suggested we exercise caution.
With the safety of our college community in mind, CADH will cancel all on-campus classes and clinics from March 16 to 21 inclusive. Friday evening’s clinic (March 13) and the Saturday (March 14) student-only clinic will progress as scheduled.
Students will be expected to continue their studies from home. A faculty member will be in touch with all students by Monday (March 16). It is our hope that your program end date will not be impacted.
During the week, CADH will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and we will communicate as soon as possible on how classes and clinics will be delivered from March 23 onwards.
The college will remain open with our administrative and full-time faculty members only on-site.
Updates will be communicated via email, our social media and at cadh.ca/coronavirus
We will continue to follow the direction of Public Health and communicate to all if there are additional measures are required. For more information, please visit: Coronavirus Public Health Link
CADH Senior Management
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
CADH continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We take our direction and will make related policy decisions (if required) based on information from global, federal, provincial and municipal health and industry authorities. For your convenience, we provide these links below.
For the most up-to-date information in Ontario, visit the dedicated webpage created by the Ontario Ministry of Health. This site is updated seven days a week at 10:30am and 5:30pm EST.