Submit application and current CV here by August 2, 2024 for the 2024-2025 program year! 

The selected IDEA leadership applicant will participate in educational and networking opportunities throughout the program year (Sept 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025). This includes the inaugural event for the ON DPG where the selected IDEA leader will be introduced to the ON DPG Executive Committee Leadership at the 2024 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE).

IDEA Leadership Program Goals:

The IDEA leader will be supported/mentored by the IDEA Committee to:

  • Cultivate leadership interests by participating in discussions of health and oncology in meetings with ON DPG's Chair and other members of the Executive Committee
  • Work on a project for the ON DPG that helps cultivate cultural sensitivity at the organizational level 
  • Spotlight their interests and ideas at monthly IDEA and/or Executive Committee meetings  

Below is what the selected IDEA Leader agrees to commit to:

  • The IDEA leader will attend educational programs such as FNCE to network and collaborate with Member Interest Groups (MIGs) and other RDN leaders. All FNCE expenses will be covered by this Leadership Program
  • Participate in the mentoring component via the Executive Committee and IDEA meetings
  • Serve on the ON DPG IDEA committee and peer-mentor the next IDEA Leader for one year post leadership experience (2-year commitment)
  • Submit an article to the ON DPG newsletter about their experience and project

Who Can Apply:

All Academy members interested in the Oncology IDEA Leadership Program training starting Sept 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025.  All ages and career levels will be considered.  Complete the application and provide a current CV here by August 2, 2024.  Applicants will be informed about the successful candidate by August 15, 2024.

Questions? Contact ON DPG IDEA liaison(s) Anu Kaur and Giuliana Klesius at 

Diversified Table Recipe Contest

The ON DPG IDEA Committee launched the Diversified Table Recipe Contest in 2020 to provide dietitians and cancer patients with culturally authentic recipes that are nourishing and diverse. 

2023 Winning Recipes

2022 Winning Recipes

Page updated: June 2024