Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Check this page often. As the pandemic evolves, we will update it regularly with information relevant to dietitians.

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Melanie Woodbeck Appointed Registrar and...

Posted: October 19, 2021

Publié le 19 October 2021

The College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Woodbeck, BA, MPA to the role of Registrar and Executive Director, effective October 25, 2021. Learn More

CDO Public Survey: Equity & Anti-Racism

Posted: October 1, 2021

Publié le 1 October 2021

As a member of the public, have you had experience interacting with CDO? Please take our survey. Learn More

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted: September 30, 2021

Publié le 30 September 2021

The College of Dietitians of Ontario recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Learn More

Regulation Matters 2021 Issue 2 is now online

Posted: September 27, 2021

Publié le 27 September 2021

Regulation Matters, the newsletter of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, is published three times a year. Learn More

FAQ: Completing Your SDL Tool and Practice...

Posted: September 10, 2021

Publié le 10 September 2021

Here are three frequently asked questions we have been asked during this renewal period. Learn More

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Disclosure...

Posted: August 26, 2021

Publié le 26 August 2021

Are dietitians required to disclose their vaccination status to clients? Can dietitians ask clients about their vaccination status?  Learn More

College Council Election Results

Posted: July 23, 2021

Publié le 23 July 2021

Kerri LaBrecque, RD, elected Council President of the College of Dietitians of Ontario Learn More

On-Demand Webinar: All Things Privacy

Posted: July 18, 2021

Publié le 18 July 2021

A Privacy Update for Regulated Health Professionals from Kate Dewhirst, LLB

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Thank You and Farewell to Monique Poirier

Posted: May 14, 2021

Publié le 14 May 2021

Thank you and farewell to CDO’s Communications Manager Learn More

Regulation Matters 2021 Issue 1 Available Now

Posted: May 6, 2021

Publié le 6 May 2021

The College newsletter Regulation Matters 2021, Issue 1 is now available. Learn More

Interim Registrar & Executive Director...

Posted: May 4, 2021

Publié le 4 May 2021

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Clarification for Dietitians in Long-Term...

Posted: May 3, 2021

Publié le 3 May 2021


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Job Posting: Registrar and Executive Director

Posted: May 3, 2021

Publié le 3 May 2021

As our Registrar and Executive Director, you will provide visionary leadership and champion our organization’s mandate in your interactions with our Council, members, and stakeholders. Learn More

Important New Provincial Orders

Posted: April 28, 2021

Publié le 28 April 2021

There are important updates for dietitians in hospitals and long-term care/retirement homes.  
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Registrar & Executive Director Resignation...

Posted: April 20, 2021

Publié le 20 April 2021

After almost 6 years at the College, Melisse Willems has advised that she is resigning as the College’s Registrar & Executive Director. Melisse’s last day at the College will be April 30, 2021. Learn More

Consultation - Late Renewal Fee Increase

Posted: April 1, 2021

Publié le 1 April 2021

The College of Dietitians of Ontario is proposing to increase the late renewal fee from the current flat rate of $70 to a percentage rate of 20% of the annual fee; 20% of the current annual fee of $641 would equal a late fee of $128.20.

No increase to the annual registration fee is proposed. The proposed increase applies to late renewal fees only. Learn More

Driving excellence in health profession...

Posted: April 1, 2021

Publié le 1 April 2021

How well are Ontario's regulatory health colleges protecting the public interest? This is the question the Ontario Ministry of Health asked health profession regulators to answer when it developed their new reporting tool, College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF). The new tool was developed by the Ministry, together with Ontario’s health regulatory colleges, subject matter experts and the public.

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Councillor Needed for District 7

Posted: March 3, 2021

Publié le 3 March 2021

Are you interested in having an impact on the future of professional self-regulation? Governance modernization is part of the College’s 2020-2024 strategic plan and the College is looking for Registered Dietitians who want to take a leadership role and help shape the future of dietetics in Ontario.

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Webinar on Delegation Standard

Posted: March 2, 2021

Publié le 2 March 2021

Reg Talks Webinar – Standard for Dietitians Practicing Through Delegation of Controlled Acts Learn More

Job Posting: Manager of Governance...

Posted: February 24, 2021

Publié le 24 February 2021

We are looking for an individual with regulatory experience for a 14 month contract position in the role of Manager of Governance & Operations. The contract will begin mid to end of May 2021. 

Working closely with the Registrar & Executive Director, this person will lead in the development of governance and operational policy and provide support to Council and committees, human resources, and lead in special projects. We are looking for someone who thrives in an autonomous role and has a deep understanding of governance and organizational operations. Learn More

New Scenario: RD Redeployment and New Tasks

Posted: January 19, 2021

Publié le 19 January 2021

My employer has asked if I can help with team-based care, including assisting nursing with tasks such as taking vital signs and providing suctioning for patients. Am I able to help? What should I consider? Learn More

Quiz: New Obligations for Dietitians and...

Posted: December 23, 2020

Publié le 23 December 2020

Are you informed about the changes to privacy laws affecting client health information and dietetic practice. Test your knowledge with this short quiz!
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Managing Stress in Uncertain Times

Posted: December 18, 2020

Publié le 18 December 2020

Have you seen the College's resource on managing stress in these uncertain times? It is available in our newsletter Regulation Matters, Issue 3 (December), just released.  You will also find a link to the article on the College's COVID-19 Updates page. Learn More

Did you see the New Standards and...

Posted: December 7, 2020

Publié le 7 December 2020

Did you know the College has strengthened its regulatory framework with several new standards, guidelines and policies in the last few years? Found out what they are in the new  Annual Report 2019-2020. Learn More

Stay Vigilant for Public Protection

Posted: December 7, 2020

Publié le 7 December 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in Ontario, there is a growing concern for the rise in cases among health professions. As a result, the Ministry of Health has asked all health profession colleges to send a reminder message to their members to remain vigilant and practice good infection prevention and control to prevent COVID-19 transmission to their families, collegues and clients. Learn More

Sign up for the 2020 WORKSHOP

Posted: November 11, 2020

Publié le 11 November 2020

Welcome to the 2020 CDO WORKSHOP
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM: ADAPTING TO CHANGE Learn More

FAQs: Completing Your SDL Tool and...

Posted: October 5, 2020

Publié le 5 October 2020

Here are three FAQs we have been asked during this renewal period. Learn More

Quiz : Virtual Care

Posted: September 9, 2020

Publié le 9 September 2020

Virtual care can be given live, in real time, via video and audio technologies, or in written formats via secured emails and texting. Test your knowledge with this short Virtual Care Quiz Learn More

New Ministry Visiting Policy FAQs

Posted: September 8, 2020

Publié le 8 September 2020

Ministry of Long-Term Care - Visiting FAQs- Effective September 9, 2020

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PPE Transitional Support

Posted: August 27, 2020

Publié le 27 August 2020

Are you a dietitian working in community or primary care who is having trouble sourcing PPE? Learn More

Regulation Matters Issue 2 Available Now

Posted: August 12, 2020

Publié le 12 August 2020

The College newsletter Regulation Matters 2020, Issue 2 is now available. Learn More

Virtual Care Webinar Recording Available

Posted: July 29, 2020

Publié le 29 July 2020

In July, the College held three webinar sessions about virtual care. The webinar recording is now available. Learn More

Listening, Learning and Taking Informed...

Posted: June 24, 2020

Publié le 24 June 2020

Like many, we have spent recent weeks watching, reading about and discussing the protests across the globe against racialized violence and systemic discrimination. We have heard the calls for sustained and substantial action to defeat these injustices. We have seen the many messages of support and commitment by others and we have witnessed with cautious, then enthusiastic, optimism as the anti-racism movement has swelled to gain international momentum.

With this optimism came the conviction that we need to add our voice to the movement, to demonstrate our support for Black, Indigenous and people of colour  (BIPOC) communities.  Learn More

IMPORTANT: How to Access PPE

Posted: June 18, 2020

Publié le 18 June 2020

PPE can still be accessed, depending on available supply, on an emergency basis. Learn More

New Regulation Matters Issue 1, May 2020

Posted: June 2, 2020

Publié le 2 June 2020

This year, due to the pandemic, the Fall workshops will be provided via webinar. There will be no in-person workshops. We will be sending details soon. In the meentime, read the article about ethics and professionalism to find out  know that the concepts we examined in the workshop became the focus of the Practice Advisory Service calls and emails during this COVID-19 crisis.  Learn More

Dietitians May Return to Non-Essential...

Posted: May 27, 2020

Publié le 27 May 2020

Effective immediately, the Chief Medical Officer of Health has amended Directive #2, which allows dietitians to gradually resume, “All deferred and non-essential and elective services”. This refers to both virtual care and in-person visits. Learn More

In-Person Work at One Location

Posted: April 20, 2020

Publié le 20 April 2020

Important Clarification from the Ministry and NEW Order about In-Person Work at One Location for Long-Term and Home Care providers.
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The College Response to COVID-19

Posted: April 6, 2020

Publié le 6 April 2020

To help minimize staff exposure and threat of spread of COVID-19 to the community, the College is operating a virtual office until further notice.  Learn More

New College Criteria for Supervisory...

Posted: April 6, 2020

Publié le 6 April 2020

The College has revised its policy for approvinig dietitians for supervision of applicants completing practical training (independent practicum, upgrading activities) and supervison of  temporary members who have failed the exam on their first attempt. Learn More

Registration Confirmation and Receipts

Posted: February 4, 2020

Publié le 4 February 2020

Individual members and their employers can verify the Valid Through date to confirm current registration on the College’s public Register of Dietitians, accessible from our website.  Learn More

Regulation Matters, Issue 3 - 2019, Now...

Posted: December 19, 2019

Publié le 19 December 2019

This issue includes important information about cannabis edibles and the RD scope of practice, Quality Assurance and addressing risk, and communications feedback. Learn More

New Annual Report 2018-19

Posted: December 10, 2019

Publié le 10 December 2019

Building a Strong Future, Today Learn More

Thinking of going on leave or resigning?

Posted: September 5, 2019

Publié le 5 September 2019

Read this important information. Learn More

Jurisprudence and Professional Practice...

Posted: August 26, 2019

Publié le 26 August 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Jurisprudence Handbook for Dietitians in Ontario is now replaced by a comprehensive section on our website called Jurisprudence and Professional Practice Resources. Learn More

Interjurisdictional / Telepractice...

Posted: July 30, 2019

Publié le 30 July 2019

Have you seen the College's position statement on the registration requirement for interjurisdictional dietetic practice? Anyone calling themselves a dietitian and providing dietetic services in Ontario must be registered with the College, including dietitians registered outside the province. To view the position statement, click here: Registration Requirement for Interjurisdictional Practice. 


Or, go to the College website and enter "telepractice" or "interjurisdictional" in the search box.

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The new Code of Ethics is available

Posted: June 3, 2019

Publié le 3 June 2019

The New Code of Ethics is now available on the College website. Thank you to all the stakeholders who provided feedback. Your input was valuable and made a difference. Learn More

Minimizing the Risk of Abandoned Health...

Posted: May 7, 2019

Publié le 7 May 2019

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has circulated a fact sheet that recommends the best practices for appropriately transferring records to another authorized health information custodian. Learn More

Supplementary Submission: RD Lab Test...

Posted: February 11, 2019

Publié le 11 February 2019

For background information on the laboratory test ordering authority submission for RDs, click here.

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HICs Must Report Privacy Breaches

Posted: January 8, 2019

Publié le 8 January 2019

According to new rules under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, dietitians who are health information custodians in Ontario are now required to report statistics relating to health privacy breaches annually to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC). Learn More

New Resource: Collaborative Care Guidelines

Posted: January 8, 2019

Publié le 8 January 2019

The Collaborative Care Professional Practice Guidelines is available in English and French.   Learn More

Changes to Ontario’s Workplace Laws

Posted: November 29, 2018

Publié le 29 November 2018

May Impact Dietitians and Their Employers Learn More

New Look for the College Website

Posted: March 30, 2018

Publié le 30 March 2018

The College Website is the main tool for conducting regulatory business with applicants and members. It is also the main source of communication with other stakeholders, such as employers and the public. We have redesigned the site with a fresh dynamic look. The main reason for the redesign of the website was to improve navigation and search features.

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