Why Join CIH Canada


As a CIH Canada member you’re making a commitment to develop both the profession and yourself while upholding professional standards. Become a member to get access to learning opportunities, housing designations and networks to develop your skills and progress your career.

You don’t need to have any housing qualifications to become a member, just a commitment to the profession and a passion for advancing your own skills. CIH Canada would love to welcome you into the ever-growing family of industry professionals. With more than 22,000 members in 22 countries, you will be at the forefront of professionalizing the affordable housing sector in Canada.

We have the advice, support and knowledge you need


Professional Housing Designations

Our educational programs are internationally recognized as the gold standard for housing practitioners. Members can take courses and pursue professional housing designations that signify excellence in housing operations and strategic management.

Webinars and Events

Stay current and network with peers at member-only webinars and special events on emerging trends and best practices in housing.

Mentor and Networking Opportunities

Connect with seasoned professionals and other peers in your field.  Network and make the connections to share knowledge and experience, and learn about housing initiatives happening across Canada and internationally.

Career Development Tools

Members have access to a suite of online services to help with career planning from personal assessment tools, career action plans, coaching and help with resumes and interviews.

Housing Policy and Research

Members have exclusive access to CIH’s extensive library of housing policy and research from the UK and internationally.

Newsletters and Publications

Keep in the loop on courses, events and news with CIH Canada’s newsletter.  Member’s also receive UK’s weekly Inside Housing online magazine to learn about best and emerging practices from Britain’s social housing sector.


  • Help with succession planning; retain the best and the brightest
  • Equip staff with the knowledge to deliver operational efficiencies
  • Housing designations help identify qualified and job-ready candidates


  • Help address the wave of baby boomer retirements
  • Increase pool of qualified housing professionals
  • Improve sector profile among job seekers and the general public by better meeting community needs