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College of Dietitians of Ontario

The College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO) is the governing body for dietitians in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a dietitian in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2015

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2015

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received230614630358
Applicants who became members231699180327

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1896511620327
Applicants who became members125543230205

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received166508300254
Applicants who became members220459224300

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received176516180251
Applicants who became members161777200265

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Dietitians)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received16517316380392
Applicants who became members1077217200216

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1148112330240
Applicants who became members67681130149

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009
Audit Report

Classes of Certificate: The CDO is considering the addition of new classes of certificate, which include a “provisional class” that would allow applicants to practise in areas of demonstrated competence while completing further training.

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received109777480241
Applicants who became members131898250253

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received8969731n/a196
Applicants who became members7938725n/a149

n/a = not available

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the CDO to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Exemplary Practices

The OFC gathers regulatory bodies' exemplary licensing practices so that they may learn from one another. Practices for the College of Dietitians of Ontario are listed below.

  1. Helping applicants estimate the total cost of registration

    This practice offers a way to present information about...

  2. Presenting information about registration requirements concisely

    This practice offers a way to present a large amount...

  3. Reducing duplicate requests for the same documents

    This practice is of interest to regulators seeking...

  4. Using technology to speed up communication of registration decisions

    This practice helps streamline communication of registration...


Quick Facts

Number of Dietitians3,806
Number of Internationally Trained Dietitians310

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2015

Ontario2,644
Other Canadian Provinces852
USA94
Other International216
Unknown0
Total3,806
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)8%

The College of Dietitians of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CDO for further information about your ability to practise as a dietitian in Ontario.