Archive for 2014

CDHM hours of operations for the holiday week

Posted by CDHM INFO On November - 28 - 2014

December 24, 2014: Open 9am -1pm
December 25, 2014: Closed
December 26, 2014: Closed
December 31, 2014: Open 9am 4pm
January 1, 2015: Closed

January 2, 2015: Closed

Apology News Release October 27-14 FINAL.pdf (page 1 of 2)(October 27, 2014-Winnipeg)  Today the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS) and the Manitoba Alliance of Health Regulatory Colleges (the Alliance) launched an information sheet to create more awareness of Manitoba’s Apology Legislation and promote apology as the right and humane thing to do when the actions of caregivers bring unintended harm to patients and families.

Based upon its 10 years of patient-safety related experience, The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety knows that patients and families need the truth when harm happens as a result of their healthcare experience.

“Saying sorry shows humanity, not guilt. We believe the spirit of Manitoba’s Apology Act is to give practitioners confidence to do the right thing and apologize,” said Laurie Thompson, executive director of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. “To have the Alliance health regulatory bodies agree on common language about the importance of apology is of enormous significance to building transparency and trust between health professionals and patients. Regulatory colleges are standing behind their members who feel the need to apologize when things don’t go as planned.”

At the same time, health professionals can feel enormous guilt, shame, remorse, depression and devastation for being the unwitting instrument that has seriously harmed another. MIPS and the Alliance believe that most health professionals want to do the right thing but they, and the systems they work in, fear that apologizing to patients and families will void their malpractice or liability insurance, trigger legal action, or could be seen as an admission of guilt in court.

“In coming together to form the Alliance we began discussing various common issues and concerns facing our members,” said Adam Chrobak, the Chair of the Manitoba Alliance of Health Regulatory Colleges. “We realized how little awareness there was of Manitoba’s Apology Act among the regulatory bodies and our members. We are very proud that we are now taking a united stance on encouraging more open dialogue with patients by supporting our members to do the right thing and apologize if our actions have unintentionally harmed a patient and family.”

The Apology Act Information Sheet released by MIPS and the Alliance contains information on:

  • Why an apology is important for family and patients
  • Why an apology can be healing for the health professionals involved
  • Suggestions on how to apologize
  • What is covered by Manitoba’s Apology Act
  • A reminder that an apology is not an admission of guilt in the eyes of Manitoba’s provincial courts
  • “Patients and their families rightly expect to be told when something has happened that has harmed them or had the potential to harm them,” said Marg MacDonald, the chairperson of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety’s Patient Advisory Committee. “From personal experience, I know that informing patients and families fully and with honesty is vitally important and the right thing to do.”

The Apology Act Information Sheet will be prominently displayed in all of the regulatory body offices, shared with all their 25,000 members, and distributed throughout Manitoba’s health system. Practitioners needing help apologizing are encouraged to check the policies of the organization they work for and to be in touch with their respective regulatory body for advice and guidance.

For more information, contact:

George Kolomaya
SamSon Journey Communications
george (at)

CCP Regulations update

Posted by CDHM INFO On October - 31 - 2014

The CCP regulations were revised this year – please visit the CCP Regulations section (under CCP) for details.

Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) online

Posted by CDHM INFO On October - 29 - 2014

The CDHM would like to inform its registrants of the following continuing competency activity being offered by Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors.

Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors has developed the following three Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) online training programs primarily for private practitioners and their staff.  Read more in this document.


For more CCP resources visit the Activity News & Tips section.

Assistant or Associate Professor

School of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba

Position Number: 18424

Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The School of Dental Hygiene is located in the College of Dentistry in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and is part of a dynamic health sciences campus providing opportunities for inter-professional collaboration and education with other health disciplines. All three pillars of the University of Manitoba, excellence in teaching, research and service, are the focus of academic activities. The appointment will commence on January 1, 2015 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The candidate must have a diploma or degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited program and a Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene or a related field; a PhD in a relevant discipline is preferred. A record of scholarly and research activity will be considered an asset as well as involvement with Inter-professional Education. The candidate must be eligible to register as a Dental Hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and is subject to final budgetary approval.

Responsibilities will include a combination of all/some of the following: 1) Didactic, preclinical, and/or clinical teaching and/or student supervision in the undergraduate program, Baccalaureate in Dental Hygiene program, and graduate student programing; 2) Involved in the development of a research program and/or other scholarly activity; and 3) Service on School, Faculty and University committees, and/or to the dental hygiene profession/external agencies. Extramural dental hygiene practice privilege is available 1-day per week if desired.

The University of Manitoba’s College of Dentistry offers a three-year dental hygiene diploma, a one-year dental hygiene degree completion program, a four-year dental degree, a two-year international dental degree completion program, and five graduate programs. The U of M places great value on inter-professional education for collaborative person-centered care with all academic health and social units participating in the University of Manitoba IPE Initiative. Additionally, a significant research profile and a variety of community service activities has made the School of Dental Hygiene/College of Dentistry among the most respected in Canada today (

Winnipeg is the largest city in Manitoba with a growing population of 750,000. It has a rich culture and diverse living environment, which includes a symphony orchestra, a vibrant internationally recognized performing arts community and ethnic festivals, many multicultural restaurants, very affordable housing, many public libraries, a low unemployment rate, and an international airport within the city limits. Besides supporting professional baseball, football and hockey teams, the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons in 10,000 acres of city parks and is a desired tourist destination. Excellent private and public schools are available that teach in not only English and French but many other international languages and includes four universities. Learn more about Winnipeg at:

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Only complete applications will be considered. Applications must include the following: Curriculum vitae; brief philosophical statements on each of the three pillars of the University (teaching, research/scholarship, service) including one’s goals in each pillar; three letters of reference sent directly from the referees; certified copies of college/university graduation certificates (Dental Hygiene diploma/degrees and graduate degrees); a certified copy of the applicant’s present licensing authority registration certificate and a Letter of Good Standing from the licensing jurisdiction. Applicants who have not graduated from accredited dental hygiene program in Canada are required to submit, at their own expense, independent verification of their university-based graduate credentials and transcripts, which may be obtained from: or

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). A copy of the submitted curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

As a requirement for employment in the College of Dentistry, all staff in a clinical setting are required to submit a Criminal Record, Child Abuse Registry, and Adult Abuse Registry check at the time of hire.

Completed application documents and informal enquiries should be directed to:

Professor Mary Bertone
Director, School of Dental Hygiene and Chair of Search Committee
D113-780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 0W2
Phone: (204) 789-3249, Fax: (204) 789-3912


Closing date for applications is November 21, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please refer to the noted Position Number 18424 in all correspondence.

For more information on this and other opportunities, please visit:

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