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Dietitians of Canada (DC)

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the only national professional association for dietitians in Canada and one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world. It has an established reputation as a trusted source of food and nutrition advice for the public. For members, it provides access to professional development opportunities and support, tools and resources to keep practitioners at the forefront of dietetic practice.

DC has an award winning web site ( with both a public access area and a members' only site. The members' only site gives access to all kinds of great resources including a discussion area, find a member database, access to practice networks, links to journal articles and abstracts online news and calendar of events . . . just to name a few.

Student Membership

Dietitians of Canada make it easy for you to become a student member through its Qualifying Member category. As a qualifying member your fees are reduced. If you are a full-time post - graduate student, your membership fees are also reduced. For more information on membership go to and click on "Become a member."

There are many benefits to membership in addition to the access to the members' only site of the DC web site. These include:

  • Subscription to the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research- a great resource for course work and an opportunity to follow research in dietetics. The journal also contains a Practice insert that allows you to explore members' practice issues, book and article reviews.
  • Reduced rate for professional development activities like workshops, presentations, and conferences
  • Eligibility to apply for prestigious DC scholarships

As well, other Registered Dietitians will recognize your commitment to this professional organization- student DC membership is a great addition to your resume!!!

Dietitians of Canada Match Internship 2018

DC Match Internship packages for 2018 are available now:
Internship Application Package

Confirmation of Completion of Academic Program

This form must be completed by your graduating institution. Please complete the form and submit for signature to Admin Assistant, Evaristus 331 by December 15th, 2017 at 2:00PM.

Faculty references- Confidential Report on Dietetic Internship Applicant

An academic reference is required as part of your application. Our usual procedure is to do a composite faculty reference. Faculty meet and jointly discuss the student/graduate reference, then, a member who knows the applicant well will write the accompanying narrative.

If you require a faculty reference, you may indicate MSVU Faculty Reference and provide the following email address:  Additionally, you must forward 1) an up-to-date resume and 2) any additional information in point form that you believe would be helpful to faculty completing your reference. 

For any material that you send to us, please specify exactly what it is in the subject line (ie: Jane Doe - Faculty Reference or Jane Doe - Confirmation of Completion of Academic Program).  The form and and up-to-date resume must be submitted to the Admin Assistant in Evaristus 331 by December 15th, 2017 at 2:00PM or by email to

Please check this website on a regular basis for updates.


- The Atlantic Canada Internship Forum will be held Friday, October 27, 2017 at MSVU, in McCain 105/106  from 10AM to 2:30PM  and is open to all years of dietetics students.  No registration fee is required though you must register on the DC website. 

2018 Program Match Application Package

Confirmation of Completion of Academic Program Form

Program Match Resume