Canada Helps

The MDF sincerely appreciates the generous donations from members of our MDA, the dental industry and members of the broader community. Monthly and annual donations may be conveniently processed through Canada Helps (website address). We as dentists have expertise in oral health. A suggestion is to select a procedure code and commit the fee associated with that procedure as a monthly donation. At year’s end, a charitable tax receipt will be issued for your generous donations


MDF Fundraising Recognition Program

  • $50.00 monthly Bronze Supporter
  • $75.00 monthly Silver Supporter
  • $100.00 monthly Gold Supporter
  • $150.00 or more monthly – Platinum Supporter


Planned Giving Donations


Dr. Michael Cuthbert Endowment

In January of 2019, the MDA lost a member of our profession whose work in organized dentistry was exemplary, Dr. Michael Cuthbert. During his 37 years of licensure served on many committees of the Manitoba Dental Association. This would include the Economics Committee, Communications Committee, Fluoride Working Group, and the Manitoba Dental Association Board. He was a strong advocate for the dental needs of the working poor and First Nations Communities in Manitoba.

To honor of his memory, the Manitoba Dental Foundation Board created the Michael Cuthbert Endowment Fund. To date we have raised $100,000.00 for this fund. The MDF Board recently approved the management of these funds by Winnipeg Foundation Inc. One of the incentives for the creation of new endowments within the Winnipeg Foundation of $100,000 or more is a contribution grant of $25,000.


Lyle Best Humanitarian Award

The Manitoba Dental Foundation has created the Lyle R. Best Humanitarian Award to honour Lyle’s tireless efforts, tremendous contributions, generosity and leadership to charitable, sports, and community organizations including the profession of dentistry. Mr. Best has been the recipient of many honours including the Order of Canada.  

The Lyle Best Humanitarian Award was established in 2018. Given to an individual or organization who has a profound impact on the dental health of impoverish populations nationally or internationally. $15,000 provided to aid in the continued effort of providing dental care to that population.

Awarded tri-annually at The Manitoba Dental Foundation Smile Gala.