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Board of Directors Overview
The Dietitians of Canada (DC) Board of Directors is made up of member volunteers who are elected and accountable to the DC membership. The Board devotes time, energy and talent to develop the strategic direction for DC and ensures that DC remains strong, vibrant and relevant to our members and the dietetic profession. You can learn more about the current Strategic Objectives on DC’s website.
The DC Board governs using a defined set of policies and by-laws. Broadly, the role of the Board is to:
  • Set strategic objectives and priorities for the association, to be achieved by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Provide direction and approve the operations plan (e.g., the operating budget, membership conditions and fees)
  • Evaluate the performance of the CEO by assessing the degree to which strategic objectives and operating plans have been achieved
As outlined in DC by-laws, the Board is composed of 7-12 Directors from across Canada and may include up to three non-dietitian, non-member Directors who hold particular knowledge or skills deemed valuable by the Board. In addition, no more than three Directors may reside in the same province or territory to ensure national representation.
Members are encouraged to view the by-laws and Board policies on DC’s website. 
Note: The Board is currently undertaking a governance review, which includes a thorough review of all policies. As such, current Board policies may be revised to ensure that they are based on best practices that will allow the Board to be more agile and future focused in the Board work that is done for and with members. 
Board Nomination and Election Process
We encourage all interested members to review the Dietitians of Canada Nomination for Election to the Board of Directors: Backgrounder for details on the nomination and election process. This document further outlines details of the nomination and election process, including benefits of Board work and estimated time commitments for related duties.
2024 Board Nomination and Election Process
Dietitians of Canada’s Board of Directors is currently seeking at least four new Directors to help shape the future of our national professional association and the dietetic profession in Canada.
Dietitians of Canada is committed to being a mutually supportive, engaged, diverse and inclusive professional community. To govern with excellence, the Board is seeking a diversity of skills, backgrounds and viewpoints. More specifically, the Board is currently encouraging members with the following skills, attributes or backgrounds to apply:
  • Past experience in governance, leadership, strategic thinking and risk management
  • Strong financial expertise
  • Lived or learned experience in equity, diversity and inclusion advocacy
2024 Board Nomination and Election Timeline:
  • Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2024. Application closes April 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST.
  • The Board will be in contact with potential candidates in the month after applications close.
  • Onboarding and orientation of selected incoming Directors will occur over the summer months leading up to the Annual General Meeting of members.
  • New Directors will be elected by members by Ordinary Resolution at the Annual General Meeting of members held on September 25, 2024.
If interested in this exciting leadership opportunity, please apply now.  DC encourages applications from candidates who are First Nations, Metis, Inuit and urban Indigenous; Francophone; Black and racialized; members of 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities; and people with disabilities.
For questions, or to learn more about serving as a Director on DC’s Board of Directors, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Board (Nominations Committee) at

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