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Maritime Chapter

The purpose of Provincial Chapter of the Society is to provide an organized structure at the local level for members of the Society and others in the engineering field of healthcare facilities to facilitate their working together in areas of common interest; to conduct educational programs; to serve as a resource to the related local healthcare associations; to provide channels of communications between the Society and local groups, and to promote the purpose of and membership in the Society.

Members receive membership in both the National CHES Society and in the Chapter of the province where they reside.  Dues are paid to the National Office and the Chapter portion is forwarded to the Chapter.

Membership in CHES shall include any person who is active in the delivery of healthcare engineering technology in the areas of administration, planning and design, construction, operations and maintenance and other related disciplines.

Benefits of Membership

  • networking
  • resources
  • professional development
  • bursaries and grants
  • access online to the 10 most frequented CSA codes
  • and more

Click here to access the Member Application online or form.  Group applications are also available.

CHES Maritime Chapter


Robert Barss

Chair & CCHFM Manager, Environmental Stewardship Building Infrastructure & Asset Management
Nova Scotia Health Authority
90 Glen Allan Drive
Bridgewater NS B4V 3S6

Steve Smith

Executive Vice Chair & Professional Development Director
IWK Health
5850/5980 University Ave
Halifax NS B3K 6R8

Helen Comeau

Past Chair Fire & Safety Officer
Saint John Regional Hospital / Zone 2
400 University Avenue, PO Box 2100
Saint John NB E2L 4L2

David Bligh

Secretary & Comunications Onsite Energy Manager
Efficiency Nova Scotia
230 Brownlow Avenue, Suite 300
Dartmouth NS B3B 0G5

Gordon Jackson

Treasurer & Membership 6 Penny Lane
Amherst NS B4H 4V4

Ken Morriscey

Vice Chair NS Manager, Healthcare Project Services
Provincial Government of Nova Scotia
11894 Barrington Street
Halifax NS B3J 2R8

Kate Butler

Vice Chair NB & Partnership & Advocacy Executive Director Energy Management
Service New Brunswick
1 Germain Street, Mezzanine Level
Saint John NB E2L 4V1


Vice Chair PEI

Jason Turner

Associate Representative Regional Sales Manager
Camfil Canada Inc.
2700 Steeles Avenue W.
Concord ON L4K 3C8

Maritime Chapter Events

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Maritime Chapter Awards & Grants

Per Paache Memorial Bursary

The CHES Maritime bursary is named after our late colleague, Per Paache. Per was from New Brunswick and dedicated his career to the advancement of engineering, particularly in healthcare.

2022 Samantha Benoit

CHES Maritime is pleased to announce the successful applicant for the Per Paasche Bursary, valued at $1000, is Samantha Benoit. / Le Chapitre Maritime de la SCISS a le plaisir d’annoncer que la candidate retenue pour la bourse Per Paasche, d’une valeur de 1 000 $, est Samantha Benoit.

Become a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager

Become a Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CCHFM)

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