What is CHES and why should I belong?

The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) is a national professional association representing approximately 1,000 healthcare engineers and associates across Canada.

CHES seeks to help members to better manage the healing environment which is imperative for efficient and effective healthcare delivery.

We promote the principle of integrated design by improved collaboration using a team approach between the professions, and providing leadership in creating more efficient management of the operation, maintenance, and safety of hospitals, their engineering systems, equipment, buildings, and allied support services.

At CHES we help cultivate leaders and attract those with leadership potential, helping them to become all they can be for their sake, for their organization, and for the communities they serve.

CHES members are a source of expertise and knowledge - mentoring young leaders, promoting competence within our profession, and expanding the understanding of sustainable health service delivery through shared environmental stewardship.

If you are involved in the operation and maintenance of a healthcare facility, you can gain concrete benefits from membership in CHES.  Whether you are the maintenance superintendent of a small nursing home, facility manager at a busy community hospital, or an engineer responsible for engineering services at a major urban teaching hospital, becoming an active member of CHES will enhance your ability to perform your work effectively and efficiently, provide you with membership in a community of best practice, and allow you to contribute at a national level to improving our national health services landscape.

We invite you browse our Mission and Ethics and our ByLaws.

CHES members include individuals who are directly involved in, or responsible for, the following functions:

- Plant Engineering - Safety
- Real Estate Management - Building Maintenance
- Construction - Environmental Management
- Facilities Management - Facilities Planning
- Support Services - Clinical Engineering
- Security - Waste Management
-Energy Management - Project redevelopment
Groundskeeping and Landscaping

National & Regional Conferences

 Each year CHES members are welcomed at both the CHES National and the CHES Provincial Chapter Conferences to take part in professional development through outstanding keynote presentations, workshop sessions, educational programs, and a first-class tradeshow where the latest technologies and services are displayed.

Thanks to CHES' commitment to environmental stewardship and its partnership with the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, many of the conferences also feature environmentally-friendly goods and services providers being showcased in their own unique "Green Park" area.

Social events, golfing, and an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the province or across the country also form an integral part of each conference.

Delegates and trade suppliers gather for this "must attend" event, and leave with the confidence they are abreast of the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Read about the Benefits of Membership