Dr. Gitte Frederiksen

Dental Surgeon

Why CAN Fund? 
To me CAN Fund is about providing OPPORTUNITY.
When I first was introduced to CAN Fund, I was blow away by the athletes’ stories of perseverance through financial struggles and lack of funding. CAN Fund is a major difference maker in these young athletes lives and the impact of the financial support is HUGE. It is very gratifying to be part of something that special.

Favourite quote or words to live by
Integrity is everything!

Share 2-3 things you are grateful for. 
My health, my family and my family’s health. 

Think of someone who has impacted your life.
I have been very fortunate to have many impactors in my life. All of which have given me great tools to move forward in life.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Stand up tall and own it!

Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
Life is a never-ending journey of learning, and while there are plenty of people trying to teach you lessons about life, you won’t understand it until you go through it. Be yourself, be kind, dare to dream, dare to try, dare to fail and dare to succeed.

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
Canada is a breathtakingly beautiful country. Its landscapes as diverse as the people living here. We are inclusive. We have the freedom to speak, to worship, to oppose, to choose, to stand up and fight for our dreams, and in doing so be one of the hopes of the world.
The world needs more Canada