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Update on member fees and benefits for 2020-2021

Please read this document before beginning the renewal or join process

Starting July 1, 2020, DC is pleased to offer the following new member fee options and benefits:
 
Fee Category  NEW fee, effective July 1   2020
 
Full Member
 
 $350
 
First Year Member
New Dietetic Graduate
Retired Member
 
 $150
 
Second Year Member  $250
Part time
Parental Leave
 $200
Student  $50
 

Find out more about who can become a member.
 


Questions about renewal dates and membership year

 
I renewed between April 1 and June 22, 2020.  Can I get a refund and use the reduced fee now? 

Unfortunately, we will not be able to refund the difference. The reduced fee announced June 23, will come into effect with all renewals as of July 1, 2020. Once the board made this decision, they wanted the new fees to take effect as soon as possible instead of waiting for the new renewal period in July 2021.  

When your current membership period ends, you will renew at a prorated fee until July 1, 2021. So for example, if you are due to renew on April 1, 2021, you will receive a prorated fee at the new rates until July 1, 2021. 

Don’t forget that you can offset your fees by using DC’s member referral program. For each new or lapsed member who says that you referred them, you will get a $50 cheque as a referral reward. That means if you refer 3 people who sign up for DC membership, you’ll receive $150. New members must meet the criteria for one of first year, part-time or full membership. New members will be able to list your name as the referrer on the membership application. 

 
I am due to renew between June 23 and June 30, 2020. What should I do about my renewal and my liability insurance?
We will be extending membership for those members renewing between June 23 and June 30. Their new membership year will begin July 1, 2020 at the new reduced rate (depending on the member category that applies). 
If you have professional liability insurance, we have arranged with PROLINK to extend your liability insurance coverage to June 30, 2020. When you purchase your next year’s policy with your DC membership renewal, it will be for the period of time ending June 30, 2021.  
 
You said DC plans to move to a common membership renewal date in 2021. I am due to renew after July 2, 2020 (so less than a full year), how much will I pay? Will it be reduced to account for less than 12 months? 
Members renewing or joining from July 2, 2020 to June 22, 2021, will pay a prorated daily rate, with their membership year ending June 30, 2021. For example, if you renew (or join) on May 1, 2021 you will pay 61 days of membership to June 30 2021. Until June 30 2021, you may renew or join at any time and get the prorated fee.
After July 1 2021, there will be no prorated membership fees and the full fees will apply. 
 
Why did you pick July 1 as the renewal date/start of the membership cycle? 
For many years DC worked with an April 1 renewal date, which aligned with our fiscal year. Knowing that many dietitian members pay their regulatory college fees in March or October, July seemed a good midpoint and could help members with their budgets and planning.
We are also currently looking at new payment options to help members plan their budgets. More information on that will come in the next few months.

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Questions about member categories

 
What are the criteria for the part-time rate?
Part time is defined as working less than 21 hours per week.  The new rate for the part time category is $200 per year.
 
What if my work situation changes during the year? Can I get a partial refund if I work fewer hours? Do I need to declare and will I be charged extra if I work more hours?
The fee category for your renewal is based on your status at the time of renewal. We do not issue credits if your status changes, nor do we charge more if you now fit into a higher rate category. 
 
I am on long-term disability. Why isn’t there a category for my situation?  
The category that best applies to you is the part-time rate, which is defined as working less than 21 hours per week (including zero).  The new part time fee is $200. Should your situation become permanent, you could also choose to renew with the retired fee category. 
 
I have been accepted into graduate studies for the fall. Can I renew at the student rate?
The fee category for your renewal is based on your status at the time of renewal. If you renew in the fall, you can renew or join at the student rate.

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Questions about member benefits and services

 
What about the Learning on Demand All Access Pass? Are you prorating that too? 
The Learning on Demand All Access Pass will be prorated by quarter.  The following rates will apply:
 
Renewal or join date  Cost
July 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020  $74.95 (this is the current annual fee)
October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 $37.48
January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021 $27
April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021 $18.74
 
From July 1, 2021, the All Access Pass will cost $74.95 for 12 months of access aligned with your membership renewal.  You will only be able to purchase the All Access Pass at the time of renewal.
 
Is there any change to the Liability Insurance costs or renewals? 
 As we move to a common renewal period, we will be prorating the costs of Liability Insurance from July 2, 2020 - June 30, 2021 as follows:
 

Province

Provincial
 Tax Rate   
Full Fee starting July 1st, 2020        Jul 2 - Sep 30         Oct 1-Dec 31         Jan 1-Mar 31            Apr 1 -Jun 30        
AB, BC, NB,  NS, PEI, Nunavut, Yukon 0% 72.00 62.00 55.75 49.50 43.25
SK 6% 74.82 64.42 57.97 51.72 45.47
MB, ON 8% 75.76 64.96 58.71 52.46 46.21
QC 9% 76.23 59.70 58.90 52.65 46.40
NFLD 15% 79.05 65.53 59.08 52.83 46.58
International 0% 72.00 67.55 61.30 55.05 48.80
 
What about my network fees? Will they be prorated as well?
Both member and student member Network fees will be prorated by quarter for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. You can see the fee breakdown below.
 
DC NETWORK   Full Members (These do not include provincial taxes, which are calculated at checkout)
  Current annual fee     July 1– Sept 30     Oct 1 –Dec 31    Jan 1–Mar 31    April 1  – June 30    
Aboriginal Nutrition $30.00 $30.00 $22.50 $15.00 $7.50
Addiction, Mental Health & Eating Disorder $20.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00
Business & Industry $25.00 $25.00 $18.75 $12.50 $6.25
Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians $30.00 $30.00 $22.50 $15.00 $7.50
Clinical Nutrition Managers  $13.00 $13.00 $9.75 $6.50 $3.25
Community/Public Health Nutrition $28.00 $28.00 $21.00 $14.00 $7.00
Consulting Dietitians $45.00 $45.00 $33.75 $22.50 $11.25
Diabetes, Obesity & Cardiovascular $38.00 $38.00 $28.50 $19.00 $9.50
Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment  $28.00 $28.00 $21.00 $14.00 $7.00
Food and Culinary $25.00 $25.00 $18.75 $12.50 $6.25
Francophone $25.00 $25.00 $18.75 $12.50 $6.25
Gerontology $30.00 $30.00 $22.50 $15.00 $7.50
Home Care $30.00 $30.00 $22.50 $15.00 $7.50
Household Food Insecurity $38.00 $38.00 $28.50 $19.00 $9.50
Integrative and Functional Nutrition $36.00 $36.00 $27.00 $18.00 $9.00
Media $38.00 $38.00 $28.50 $19.00 $9.50
Nutrition Support $28.00 $28.00 $21.00 $14.00 $7.00
Oncology $30.00 $30.00 $22.50 $15.00 $7.50
Pediatric Nutrition $35.00 $35.00 $26.25 $17.50 $8.75
Sport Nutrition $35.00 $35.00 $26.25 $17.50 $8.75
Sustainable Food Systems $25.00 $25.00 $18.75 $12.50 $6.25
 
DC NETWORK  

Student Members (These do not include provincial taxes, which are calculated at checkout)

  Current annual fee          July 1– Sept 30     Oct 1 –Dec 31     Jan 1–Mar 31     April 1  – June 30    
Aboriginal Nutrition $13.00 $13.00 $9.75 $6.50 $3.25
Addiction, Mental Health & Eating Disorder $10.00 $10.00 $7.50 $5.00 $2.50
Business & Industry $13.00 $13.00 $9.75 $6.50 $3.25
Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians $20.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00
Clinical Nutrition Managers  $13.00 $13.00 $9.75 $6.50 $3.25
Community/Public Health Nutrition $15.00 $15.00 $11.25 $7.50 $3.75
Consulting Dietitians $25.00 $25.00 $18.75 $12.50 $6.25
Diabetes, Obesity & Cardiovascular $28.00 $28.00 $21.00 $14.00 $7.00
Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment  $13.00 $13.00 $9.75 $6.50 $3.25
Food and Culinary $10.00 $10.00 $7.50 $5.00 $2.50
Francophone $8.00 $8.00 $6.00 $4.00 $2.00
Gerontology $8.00 $8.00 $6.00 $4.00 $2.00
Home Care $20.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00
Household Food Insecurity $20.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00
Integrative and Functional Nutrition $13.00 $13.00 $9.75 $6.50 $3.25
Media $18.00 $18.00 $13.50 $9.00 $4.50
Nutrition Support $13.00 $13.00 $9.75 $6.50 $3.25
Oncology $15.00 $15.00 $11.25 $7.50 $3.75
Pediatric Nutrition $10.00 $10.00 $7.50 $5.00 $2.50
Sport Nutrition $20.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00
Sustainable Food Systems Free        
 
When the new membership cycle is in effect on July 1, 2021, members will pay the full fee regardless of when they join the network (i.e. quarterly dues will no longer apply).

You can read about the rest of your member benefits here.
 
Are you keeping the Refer a member program?
All members are invited to refer a new or lapsed member (has not been a DC member in the past 365 days). The new or returning member must meet the criteria for first-year, part-time (new) or full membership. The referring member will receive a refund of $50 for EACH eligible member they refer.
 
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Last updated: June 23, 2020
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