PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is operating a virtual office and will only be accepting payments via credit card.
 
Please mail your signed application/ renewal form for your professional corporation along with the credit card authorization form to:
College of Dietitians of Ontario
1810-5775 Yonge Street, Box 30
Toronto, ON M2M 4J1

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, all College staff are working remotely until further notice. DO NOT deliver your documentation to the College office by hand or by courier service, as no one is there to receive it. Please use mail or registered mail and it will be rerouted by Canada Post to an alternate address.

 



Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and the Business Corporations Act, 1990, regulated health professionals are permitted to incorporate for the purpose of practicing a health profession. Dietitians who wish to establish and practice under a health profession corporation, must obtain a Certificate of Authorization for a Professional Corporation from the College.

Conditions and Requirements for a Professional Health Corporation

  • All of the issued and outstanding shares of the corporation shall be legally and beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by dietitians, who hold a certificate of registration issued by the College;
  • All officers and directors of the corporation must be shareholder dietitians of the corporation;
  • The articles of the professional corporation must indicate that the corporation cannot carry on a business other than the profession of dietetics and activities related to or ancillary to dietetics; and
  • The name of the corporation must include the words "Professional Corporation" and comply with the rules respecting the names of professional corporations.
 
For more details, refer to the Guide to an Application for a Certificate of Authorization for Health Profession Corporations.

Application and Fees

To establish and practice under a dietetic professional corporation, dietitians must submit the Application form for a Certificate of Authorization for a Professional Corporation College and pay an application fee.

INFORMATON MUST BE KEEP UP TO DATE

As per section 14 of College By-Law No. 1: General a health professional corporation must notify the College within 30 days of any changes to information, including (but not limited to):

  • the title or office held by each director and officer of the corporation;
  • the registered office address of the corporation;
  • the address and telephone number of locations where the corporation regularly provides dietetic services, other than client or residences; and
  • the description of the dietetic professional activities of the corporation.
In addition, a health profession corporation must notify the College within ten (10) days of the effective date of any change in shareholders of the corporation.

Annual Renewal

The Certificate of Authorization must be renewed annually in order for dietitians to maintain and practice under a dietetic professional corporation. This corporation renewal requirement is separate from a dietitian’s individual annual renewal obligations.

Legal or accounting advice Not Provided

The College in unable to provide legal or accounting advice. We recommend that dietitians looking to establish a dietetic professional corporation review the resource links below and seek individualized advice from a lawyer and/or accountant.

Resources


For any questions, please email registration@collegeofdietitians.org