- Handout - Dietitians in Home Care
(March 2019) - Use this handout to describe the role and benefits of dietitians working in home care. English / français
- The Canadian Way 2.0 / Le modèle canadien 2.0
(October 2018) - HEAL (Organizations for Health Action) has just published an updated version of The Canadian Way (2.0), its health policy consensus statement. Dietitians of Canada is a member of HEAL. The Canadian Way 2.0 includes advocacy for more interdisciplinary health care, emphasis on seniors care (including home care) and mental health.
- DC letter to Canada's new Minister of Seniors
(September 2018) - DC congratulate Minister Tassi on this new appointment and introduces the role of dietitians within the health care system.
- Dietitians in Home Care: A Pan-Canadian Environmental Scan (Executive Summary)
(March 2018) – Access to dietitian services in home care settings varies widely between different provinces and territories, and within different regions of the same jurisdiction. This scan provides an overview of home care organization across Canada and access to dietitians' services.
- Read the full report (members only)
- Dietitians of Canada Input to National Homecare Plan
(September 2016) DC's recommendations to the three national associations proposing a national homecare plan stress the importance of an interprofessional approach in developing the plan and its' associated metrics, and the need to support further research to determine the most effective utilization of dietitians in the homecare sector.
- DC Recommendations for the 2016 Nova Scotia Action Plan for an Aging Population
(September 2016)Dietitians of Canada (Atlantic) was pleased to provide input to the consultation for the development of the 2016 Nova Scotia Action Plan For An Aging Population.
- Federal pre-budget recommendations for Budget 2017
(August 2016) DC's recommendations to the federal government for Budget 2017 address issues including access to dietitians through home care and community-based care, telehealth and the federal government employee health care plan; food insecurity; excise tax on SSB; national workforce data base; and nutrient database of Canadian foods.
- Defining the Role of the Dietitian in Dysphagia Assessment and Management
(March 2015) – This role paper discusses dysphagia assessment and management based on the principles and ideals of evidence-informed, interprofessional client-centred care.
- DC Ontario recommendations to Ontario's Seniors Care Strategy
(July 2013) – Dietitians of Canada supports the key values of the Seniors' Strategy, and provide recommendations to enhance health and quality of life for Ontario's seniors through improved access to nutrition care.
- Strengthening the Canadian Health System:A Call to Action from Dietitians
(November 2011) – The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology was accepting submissions in preparation for the Health Accord 2014. Dietitians of Canada called for action in three areas: increased investment in health promotion and non-communicable disease prevention including access to healthy food, coordinated interprofessional health services, and sufficient labour supply and access to dietitians.
- A Need for a Program of Home-based Nutrition Services in BC
(2008) – Advocacy document for province-wide, coordinated, integrated and accessible home-care nutrition services in BC
- The Alliance of Professional Associations for Community-Based Therapy Services
(2004) – APACTS is comprised of representatives from the five professional therapy associations whose members provide community-based long term care services related to Community Care Access Centres (CCACs)
- BC Election Platform background piece for dietitians
(2009) – background materials on health care issues to prepare dietitians for BC election
- DC Home Care Network
A vehicle to keep in touch with other dietitians across Canada through this network