About the College of Dietitians of PEI

The College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island (CDPEI) exists to regulate the practice of Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, and dietetic interns in the province. The College ensures protection of the PEI public by establishing, monitoring and enforcing competent, safe and ethical dietetic practice. The College approves education programs  for the purposes of registration and assesses internationally educated dietitians. It develops and enforces standards of practice and the code of ethics.  In addition to setting the requirements for continuing competence, the College investigates complaints and concerns about Dietitians. 

The College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island is a member of the Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies. The Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies is made up of ten independent dietetic regulatory bodies representing each Canadian province. Authority to regulate dietitians in the ten provinces is set out in respective provincial legislation for public protection. Regulatory bodies are responsible for ensuring the regulatory framework reflects the current dietetic practice environment in each province.

The CDPEI Council governs and administers the affairs of the College in accordance with the PEI Regulated Health Professions Act, Dietitians Regulations, and Bylaws. The Bylaws are a legal document that specify the rules and processes under which the College operates. The functions of the Council are to:

  • prescribe initial and continuing qualifications for registration;
  • assess applications and decide if applicants qualify for registration;
  • issue certificates of registration and keep the official register of registered practitioners;
  • prescribe and monitor adherence to standards of practice and ethical guidelines for registered practitioners;
  • investigate complaints, and exercise discipline or professional remediation of registered practitioners, by revocation, restriction or suspension of a registration, by reprimand, retraining requirement, fine or other means;
  • regulate the practice of the profession and to govern the members in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, Dietitians Regulations, Standards of Practice, and by-laws.

As per CDPEI Bylaws, the Council is composed of six persons, of whom four are Registered Dietitians and two are public representatives nominated by Engage PEI. The Council also employs a Registrar who maintains official listing of Dietitians and Nutritionists registered with the College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island.
Our current Council includes:
Allan Davidson, RD (President)
Kathleen Brennan, RD (Secretary)
Sandra Cottreau, RD
Kristen Mann, RD

Sandra Sunil (Public member)
Robert Clow (Public member)
Carolyn Knox, RD (Registrar)
Jean Baker, RD (Deputy Registrar)