CHHA Membership, why you should join!

About the CHHA Membership

There are several excellent benefits of becoming a Member of the Canadian Healthcare Housekeepers Association (HHA), (logo here) formerly the Ontario
Healthcare Housekeepers Association Inc. (OHHA) circa 1957. The HHA is the only Canadian Professional Association representing the HSK/EVS
profession in healthcare.

Our Members represent the Supervisors/Managers/Directors of HSK/EVS in Hospitals and LTC Facilities. We also have Members representing Medical Clinics, Contract Cleaners, and Missions to name a few. Membership with HHA provides you up to date information from the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (PIDAC), Public Health Ontario (PHO), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Ontario Long-Term care Association (OLTCA), International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), Employment/Labour Lawyers, and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Membership with HHA provides discounted fees for most HHA course offerings, rate discounts for our Annual Conference and Educational sessions too. Our Resource Page offers generic printable templates for items such as Isolation Terminal Clean for a Washroom, High Touch Checklist and so much more.

Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) is exactly that, a conduit to get you the answers or resources required, from your peers, or our Education Committee to
help you with your day-to-day tasks as a leader in the profession. Our Affiliate Partners offer the latest trends on products, equipment and services,
and some offer HHA Members discounted pricing. Check out a few of our testimonials from our Affiliate Partners. OHHA, now HHA, merged with the ISSA in October of 2020. In addition to the many benefits identified above, membership with HHA, provides discounted pricing on any ISSA course offerings and trade shows.

In these challenging times, this is a perfect opportunity to join a group of like-minded professionals, with consistent goals, high standards that posses the “True Grit” required in this highly demanding but very rewarding career. There is no other group of people like HHA Members, join now and see for yourself!


Through the OHHA, our company has found the best mix of organized and professional events, direct contact, and opportunities to engage with Environmental Services Supervisors and Leaders and Affiliate Member benefits such as news blasts and advertising opportunities.  From a Sales and Marketing standpoint, the ROI of participating in the annual Conference and Trade Show, as well as the social and networking events hosted throughout the year is second to none.  From a personal standpoint, the
calibre of members of the OHHA ensures an inclusive, educational, and fun environment for collaboration on improving and evaluating cleaning and housekeeping best practices in our industry.  I encourage everyone I meet to engage with OHHA, either as an exhibitor or delegate, as the benefits and opportunities are incredible.


Elle Robillard
Intersteam Technologies
C: 905-537-8386

My CHHA membership has been very advantageous. As an educator, a life long learner, and EVS mentor, my benefits of being a member of Canadian Healthcare Housekeepers’ Association (CHHA) provides me the opportunity for networking and peer support, professional development, and innovation, just to mention a few. Participating in annual conferences enables you to establish professional relationships by networking and organized team building activities with other member attendees; observing the displays and
demonstrations of the most innovative resources thru the affiliates Trade Show and partaking in professional development with education sessions to help us keep informed with strategies to combat today’s challenges and commend triumphs in our industry.

Another great benefit is that you can profit from with an CHHA membership, is the ongoing peer support with Member Assistance Program (MAP). You can post your inquiry to fellow industry experts for help to keep current with industry specific best practices.

Karen Barnes
Centennial College
Program Coordinator and Professor
Healthcare Environmental Services Management Program

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