ACFD strongly supports the use of the COVID-19 vaccination throughout the population to reduce the very significant morbidity and mortality resulting from COVID-19 infection. ACFD recognizes the wealth of scientific evidence to support the benefits of such vaccination. Furthermore, the safety and well-being of the patients, staff, students and faculty at our member dental schools is a priority for these institutions and the ACFD. The ACFD therefore strongly supports mandatory vaccination of all faculty, students and staff at our member schools.
The Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD), alongside its ten school-members, strongly condemns anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and anti-Asian racism as well as any other kind of discrimination. Informed by historical and current events in Canada and worldwide, the ACFD continues to foster an organizational culture of inclusion, equity, safety and diversity. The Association recognises its opportunity to facilitate change through education, research, advocacy and service and embraces its responsibility to continuously work towards the elimination of systemic racism.