Published on April 27, 2021 by Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) 

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Housing Canada (CIH Canada) whereby CHRA will serve as the new national coordinator for CIH Canada, effective May 1, 2021. The new partnership was announced today by CHRA Board President Kevin Albers at the Opening Ceremonies of the CHRA Annual Congress.

CIH Canada is the national program for education, professional standards and accreditation in Canada’s affordable and social housing sector. CIH Canada offers training, coaching and resources to housing professionals and people interested in working in housing.

“As the national association representing the non-profit, social and affordable housing sector in Canada, CIH Canada was a natural fit for CHRA to take on. This new arrangement will allow CIH Canada to strengthen and offer greater training, educational and accreditation opportunities to people throughout the sector.”  Kevin Albers, CHRA Board President

“CIH Canada is excited at the opportunities that partnering with CHRA will create. CHRA has a national reach and is well respected by the sector, stakeholders, and national decision makers – we believe this new arrangement will greatly raise the profile and stature of CIH Canada in the national housing sector” – Greg Dewling, Chair, CIH Canada

CHRA also announced that it has hired Mary Clarke as the General Manager to oversee CIH Canada. Mary is already familiar with CHRA members, having previously served with the association from 2008 to 2011. Mary can be contacted at

Over the coming months, there will be more information made available about CIH Canada to CHRA members, including its courses, accreditation programs, and membership. In the meantime, for more information on CIH Canada, and how it can assist you in your career goals, visit