Happy 150th Birthday CanadaA�from the Administration, Faculty and Staff ofA�The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences
On this very special day of our beautiful countrya��s 150th birthday, we are reminded of not only our youth as a nation, but more importantly, we are mindful of how very lucky we are to live and work in such an exceptionally peaceful, pleasant and progressive country, a country that celebrates the diversity it truly embraces. The following statement written by the Honourable David Johnston, Governor- General of Canada, reflecting on his most recent work entitled Letters to A Nation, describes wholeheartedly what it feels like to live in Canada, to truly understand what a country of this calibre gives back to its patriotic citizens:
“These letters reflect my preoccupations as Governor-General and as a Canadian. They have allowed me to explore certain fundamental questions, as well as the values, sensibilities, traditions and achievements that make this country unique. They have helped me form my idea of Canada.
We are inclusive. We are 36 million people gathered from every part of the world. We welcome the contributions of all who inhabit this land-from indigenous peoples to the newest arrivals among us.
We are honourable. We desire peace, and we use our military power sparingly, but with conviction when we do so. And wherever and whenever we use that power in defence of what is just, we demonstrate our gratitude to those who stand in harma��s way for us.
We are selfless. From the very beginning, our survival has depended upon an understanding of our mutual interdependence. We aspire to live up to this tradition of generosity, certain in our hearts that none but the gift passed from an open hand will multiply.
We are smart. We try to resist complacency and yearn instead for self-improvement. We encourage the love of learning and we cherish our right to it. We understand we are united, prosperous, and free to the extent we ensure that all Canadians have opportunities to learn, excel, advance, and thus to contribute.
We are caring. Our abiding concern for the common good makes us responsive. We stand by our neighbours in times of distress or natural disaster. Inspired by our common bond, we strive to come swiftly and resiliently to the aid of those in need.
My idea of Canada includes all of the above. We are fortunate to live in a country that is in many ways the envy of the world, yet we face many challenges. As Canadians, we must relentlessly aspire to be inclusive, honourable, selfless, smart, and caring at every turn without fail.”
At CADH, we couldna��t be prouder to echo these observations and sentiments of our great country. As a learning institution, we pride ourselves on being inclusive of all who inhabit our school; we are honourable, both collectively and individually; we are selfless; we are caring; and we are smart. In delivering the finest education in the field of dental hygiene and dental assisting, we at CADH a�?a�� encourage the love of learning and a��cherish our right to ita��and ensure that all Canadians have opportunities to learn, excel, advance, and thus to contributea�?.
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
From all of us at CADH!