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Are you ready to take your housing career to the next level with CIH Canada?

Are you ready to take your housing career to the next level? In partnership with BC Non-Profit Housing Association, the Chartered Institute of Housing Canada delivers membership and education services to housing professionals in BC. When you decide to become an accredited housing professional through CIH Canada, you’re making a decision that will have broader, positive community impacts.

About CIH Canada
CIH sets the professional standard for housing providers around the world. CIH Canada is part of an international network with over 22,000 members in more than 20 countries, and offers accreditation programs in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, and now in Canada. Through a partnership with BCNPHA, nonprofit housing providers in BC can now pursue CIH Canada accreditation. CIH Canada offers its members multiple pathways to accreditation through education.

Choosing the housing designation right for you
CIH Canada is offering two levels of designation for housing professionals in BC. If you’re new to the sector or aspire to work in housing management, the Certified Housing Professional program is for you. The program focuses on operations; course topics include the Housing System, Managing Buildings, Housing Management and Managing People and Organizations.

If you work in a management role, or if you’ve graduated from the Certified Housing Professional program, consider CIH Canada’s Chartered Housing Professional program. It focuses on strategic issues, preparing professionals for leadership roles. Courses include Housing Policy, Asset Management, Housing and Society, and Managing People and Organizational Strategy. CIH Canada, in partnership with BCNPHA, delivers both programs through an online learning platform called Moodle.

How it works:


Langara College in Vancouver, B.C, is Canada’s first post-secondary institution to be validated by the CIH Canada.  Students who complete Langara’s Continuing Studies Social Housing Management Certificate qualify to receive CIH Canada’s Certified Designation. Read more here.


“A wonderful program. The instructors were top notch. Their rich and varied experience added great value to the discussion. The level of discourse among participants was quite high. Very enjoyable!” – Rob Cressman, CIHCM Director of Social Housing City of Toronto 


For more information on the CIH Canada programs, please visit, email or call 1.866.268.4451 ext 283.

CIH Canada – Upcoming Courses

Housing Management (Certified Professional Course) – Start date: February 15, 2018 | Application deadline: January 18, 2018

Housing and Society (Chartered Professional Course) Start date: March 29, 2018 | Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Managing People and Organizations (Certified Professional Course) – Start date: May 10, 2018 | Application deadline: April 12, 2018

Managing People and Organizational Strategy (Chartered Professional Course) – Start date: June 28, 2018 | Application deadline: May 31, 2018

Managing Buildings (Certified Professional Course) – Start date: August 9, 2018 | Application deadline: July 12, 2018

Asset Management (Chartered Professional Course) – Start date: September 20, 2018 | Application deadline: August 23, 2018

The Housing System (Certified Professional Course) – Start date: October 18. 2018 | Application deadline: September 20, 2018

Housing Policy (Chartered Professional Course) – Start date: December 20, 2018 | Application deadline: November 22, 2018