Mission, Vision & Values


Our Mission

Dietitians of Canada is the voice of the profession

  • supporting ethical, evidence-based best practice in dietetics

  • advancing the profession's unique body of knowledge of food and nutrition

  • supporting our members in their diverse and rewarding roles as leaders in promoting health and wellness, as life-long learners and as mentors for those beginning their dietetic careers in Canada

Our Vision

Advancing health through food and nutrition

Our Values

DC strives for excellence, and is guided by these values in our dealings with colleagues, associates, clients and the public

  • strategic leadership that uses forward thinking to provide vision and anticipate changes in our environment

  • credibility that relies on information from solid, scientific evidence and direct experience to support decision-making

  • innovation and up-to-date ideas that demonstrate growth, creativity, mentoring and learning

  • respect that creates an inclusive, caring, and collaborative way of operating

  • integrity to ensure we function with honesty, fairness, and objectivity in accordance with our Code of Ethics

  • accountability that promises to use resources wisely and be responsible for outcomes


Learn about the principles that guide ethical practice for dietitians.

Principles of Practice

A Vision for Dietitians in 2020 is a bold and multifaceted portrayal of our organization and profession.

Vision 2020

DC Corporate Profile
Describes who we are and what we do as an organization to advance health through food and nutrition.

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