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 (www.dietitians.ca) 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.
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 www.dietitians.ca 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!!!