CDO Board of Directors By-Election is Being Held in District 4

Posted: February 27, 2023

Publié le 27 February 2023

The College will be holding a by-election for district 4 since there were no nominations received by the nomination deadline. This means that you now have until March 14, 2023 to submit your nomination.

2023 election call for nominations is open once more for District 4. If you're a registrant in this district, you will soon receive a Call for Nominations email from the College.

The nominations period closes March 14, 2023.

How to submit your nomination:
1. Complete the pre-election training module and quiz
2. Review the requirements and sign the declaration of commitment and conflict of interest form
3. Submit your nomination form with the required six signatures from RDs in your district

If you have questions, please email Lisa Dalicandro, Director, Governance and Operations or call 416-598-1725 / 800-668-4990, ext 261.
We hope that, if you're a registrant of District 4, you will consider running for election in 2023, and serving the public interest in the role of Director on the Board of the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Director’s role entail?
Directors are decision-makers when it comes to setting standards for the profession, charting the strategic direction of the College’s work, and allocating the financial resources necessary for the College to complete its achieve the goals of its Strategic Plan

Directors also collectively oversee the management of the organization making sure that programs, finances, and staff resources are managed effectively and are coordinated to achieve the desired results. That’s how the College benefits from the work of Board members.

Here is how directors benefit in return:
  • They make a meaningful contribution to safe, ethical, and competent dietetic services to people in Ontario.
  • They have an opportunity to give direction to the College in its regulatory mandate.
  • They receive formal and informal professional and personal development especially as it relates to planning and evaluation, communications, governance, including financial oversight.
  • They develop and exercise leadership skills.
  • They are exposed to health profession regulation, legislation, and the complexities of the sector.
  • They receive compensation for meeting and preparation time and are reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.  
What is needed to be eligible to run?
  • Be a general registrant of the College, not subject to a term, condition or limitation other than one applicable to all members of the class.
  • Be nominated by six dietitians who are in your electoral district.
  • Be engaged in the practice of dietetics in the electoral district for which you are nominated or, if you are not engaged in the practise of dietetics, you principally reside in the electoral district for which you are nominated.
  • Complete and submit the Conflict of Interest form by the deadline and do not have a conflict of interest to serve as a member of Council. The form is available here.
Which electoral district am I in?
District 4: Counties of Frontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Prince Edward and Renfrew, and the united counties of Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and Addington, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and The Regional Municipality of Ottawa, Carleton.

Find out more about electoral districts here.

What is the Board?
The Board is responsible for governing the College and regulating Ontario’s dietetic profession in the public interest. It sets the College’s strategic direction, monitors its activities, establishes by-laws, standards and regulatory policies. The Board is composed of approximately 14 directors – eight elected dietitians and five to eight members of the public appointed by the government. Find out more here.

Time Commitment Required
Being part of the Board requires a significant time commitment and flexibility in your schedule to accommodate meetings and other College obligations. 

The Board meets at least four times a year.
These one to two-day meetings take place virtually and in-person at the College. It is expected that Board directors attend every meeting. Before each Board meeting, preparation time is typically five to seven hours. In addition to Board meetings, directors must sit on at least two committees. The time commitment for each committee varies based on the workload. The table below gives a general idea of the time commitment expected for each committee.
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