Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

Dietitians of Canada  (DC)

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the professional association representing 6,000 members at the local, provincial, and national levels with regional offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, the Territories, and Atlantic Canada. In 1991, DC established the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research, a registered charitable foundation that grants funds for research to increase practice-based evidence in nutrition and food science. Student memberships are restricted to those who have been accepted into a dietetic program, such as UBC.

College of Dietitians of BC (CDBC)

Under the Health Professions Act, the mandate of the College of Dietitians of BC is to protect the BC public by regulating Dietitians to practice safely, ethically, and competently. The College achieves this through fulfilling its Vision, Mission, and Values statements. There are no student memberships to CDBC, but in order to practice, all Registered Dietitians in BC must be registered with them.

University of British Columbia – Dietetics Major Program

Each year UBC Dietetics has a limited number of seats available in their 3rd year entry program. They host an email list which includes volunteer and paid positions that would help prospective dietetic students better understand and gain exposure to the dietetics profession. For more information visit the UBC website.