In the Fall of 2001, the first meeting of Physicians and Dentists of Nigerian descent/heritage was held in Toronto. The rest is history. Every physician and dentist of nigerian heritage in Canada that we could reach has enthusiastically embraced this initiative.
CANPAD shares a common vision of “A Healthier Nigeria in a Healthier World”. The strength in numbers of people with similar vision, mission, goals and foresight coupled with unparalleled collective reasoning, altruism and love of our dear country is what keeps us together and drives us to do more.
The Canadian Association of Nigerian Physicians and Dentists (CANPAD) is a not-for-profit association registered in Ontario, Canada in 2001.
CANPAD recognizes and represents the professional and social interests of physicians and dentists of Nigerian descent living in Canada and aims to contribute meaningfully to further advancement of the health sector in Canada and Nigeria through its educational and charitable programs as well as through social programs embracing development, science, arts and culture.
CANPAD offers annually, a scholarship providing financial assistance to 2 current or prospective students of African descent enrolled or admitted in Canadian institutions of higher learning.
CANPAD members meet annually during the long weekend of the Civic Holiday, each year in a predetermined province in Canada