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Canadian Hydronics Council


The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), a council within the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), has represented Canada’s hot water heating industry for over 40 years.

Our mandate allows us to participate in the following:

  • Education and Training including delivery of national certification curriculum
  • Government Relations including participation in codes and standards development
  • Industry and Consumer Marketing promoting the benefits of hot water heating systems 


The Canadian Hydronics Council is the only national body dedicated to the hot water heating industry and is available to those seeking technical expertise; industry consultation; consumer-friendly information; or just plain “know-how.”

The Council is committed to ensuring that standards, such as the CSA B214 Installation Code for Hydronic Heating Systems, are in place as a basis for proper installation as well as consumer protection and safety.

The Council works collaboratively with regulators and government to address issues related to hot water heating. CHC also hosts and promotes heating training schools for the industry, including a two day introductory school.


The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) was founded as an independent not-for-profit trade association in 1963. The first Chair was Jim Armstrong of S.A Armstrong. At inception, its goal was to promote the interests and prosperity of the Canadian manufacturers and wholesaler distributors of modern hot water heating systems.

In 1967, under the Chairship of R.A. Orr, a merger with CIPH was approved by the CIPH Board. CHC became a Council of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating with its own directors and funds, headquartered in Montreal. Currently, CIPH provides secretariat and the office for CHC is headquartered in Toronto.