Northern Indian Medical and Dental Association of Canada was the brain child of some of its members who met for the first time in the year 1987-88. This was rather a social gathering at one of the founding member's home. It was an unofficial and informal organization. The members used to meet at their homes and organize social and educational events regularly.
The organization was officially registered in the year 1993. Dr. A. S. Cheema was the first elected president in the year 1993. The quarterly publication of the newsletter was started by Dr. R. Jaidka in the year 1998. The organization had its own email address in the year 1999. Starting May 15, 2000 NIMDAC was on the cyberspace.
Over the past twenty years, this organization has grown stronger and bigger. There are now over 160 life members and more than 400 active members. It is a non profit organization which is run by the office bearers who are elected by the members annually. Its purposes are to update its members with the current medical literature, with the scientific and educational programs, which are held regularly throughout the year. We organize educational, charitable, social and cultural events regularly throughout the year.
The funds are raised from the membership dues and from the sponsors and are solely used for the purposes mentioned above. All the office bearers are volunteer workers, who with the help of other members organize educational and social events throughout the year. In 2008, An "Award of Excellence" was established to recognize outstanding "Nimdacians". It was also first time we began accepting Visa and MasterCard.
Numerous other members have been actively involved in the initial inception and continuous smooth function of this organization over the past thirteen years. We entered into the new millennium with a bang and will continue to grow over the years to come.