The College works to protect the public by regulating and supporting Registered Dietitians to provide safe, ethical and competent dietetic services. As the governing body of the College, Council regulates the practice of the profession in keeping with the Regulated Health Professions Act.
It also sets the policies for the effective oversight of the College.
By serving on the College Council, Registered Dietitians have an impact on the regulation of their profession. They help set direction for College programs, regulations, professional standards and policies for the delivery of safe, ethical and competent dietetic services to people in Ontario.
Being on Council is also a professional improvement activity that can be recorded in your Professional Improvement Plan
for your Self-Directed Learning Tool
. It is also personally and professionally rewarding. See Why RDs Volunteer to Work on the College Council,
and Self-Regulation: a privilege
If you are elected to Council, the College expects that you will commit the time necessary to be an effective Council member.
- Three-Year Term: from June 2018 to June 2021.
- Four Council Meetings per Year: 1 day or 1 ½ days.
- Committee Participation varies according to the committee: Council members are required to participate on two committees which means approx.10 to 15 half or full day meetings per year either in person or by teleconference.
Attending Council and committee meetings is important. Before running for elections, it is recommended that you discuss the time commitment with people who might be affected by your activities on Council, such as your employer.
Council members are assigned to at least two committees according to individual interests and skills. There are seven statutory committees in keeping with the Regulated Health Professions Act
and four non-statutory committees.
Council members receive an honorarium
for time spent doing College work such as preparing for and attending meetings and meeting time. They are also reimbursed for expenses incurred in the course of College activities including travel, accommodation and meals.
Be a key player in regulating your profession in the interest of the public
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Elections are conducted electronically. To vote in this election, you must have a current email with the College. Please make sure the College has your current email on file.
Voting will be open online
March 28 to April 25, 2018, until 5pm