About Designations

We offer a range of educational and networking opportunities to give you the skills and knowledge you need to excel as a professional in Canada’s affordable housing sector.   At the core of CIH Canada are our highly prized and internationally recognized Designation Programs. These educational programs enable members to achieve professional designations that signify a high standard of knowledge and expertise in housing management and administration approaches.

We offer two levels of professional designations:

for people new to housing, and/or working front-line positions who want to develop their careers.
for professionals who have worked in housing, or related services, for a number of years and are looking to enhance their knowledge for senior leadership positions.


Choosing the right designation program depends on where you sit on the spectrum of housing experience and knowledge. Contact us and we’ll be happy to walk you through the designation program that is best for you.