CHES currently has 8 chapters organized across Canada.
Guidelines for forming a Chapter
Any province, territory, or geographical region may establish a local Chapter of the Society provided the constitution and By-Laws of the proposed Chapter are first approved by the CHES National Board of Directors and provided further the said local Chapter is self-supporting financially and therefore responsible for maintaining its own financial records, filing appropriate notices and forms with provincial and federal tax authorities and maintain necessary insurance coverage.
Any proposed local Chapter, at the time of affiliation with the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society, shall have at least 10 regular members in good standing with the Society and shall maintain this minimum membership in the Chapter after the approval and acknowledgement of the National Board of Directors.
The purpose of the local 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.