Terms of Reference
The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) derives its authority from and is directly responsible to the CIPH Board of Directors. On March 22, 2006 the CIPH Board voted in favour of CHC voting on Hydronics Installer membership applications.
To promote the responsible growth and contribute to the prosperity of the Members and their customers in the Hydronic Heating Industry.
- To build and maintain a membership that represents the industry;
- To allow hydronic contractors to fully participate in the affairs of the industry;
- To create a forum for the exchange of information and ideas with other members of the industry;
- To provide effective public relations for hydronics;
- To create a higher profile for industry products among end-users and the general public;
- To support the efforts of the regional hydronics committees and provincial associations in promoting the value of hydronics systems to the consumer;
- To continually increase CHC’s influence in government relations;
- To work for improved legislation and regulation;
- To work with government agencies to encourage them to recognize modern hydronic heating as the superior heating system;
- To work with government agencies with the intent of having them endorse hydronics as healthier, economical and environmentally friendly;
- To promote education and training of personnel for the hydronics industry;
- To encourage and support the operation of schools or clinics which educate and certify installers and design personnel;
- To encourage market research;
- To actively acquire and disseminate useful information and accurate statistics about the hydronics industry;
- To improve contact and establish cooperative relationships with allied industry associations in North America and abroad;
- To ensure that the CSA B214 (Installation Code for Hydronic Heating Systems) is adopted by National and Provincial /Territorial code authorities; to monitor industry changes and developments while ensuring that appropriate updates to the Code are incorporated.
The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) shall be comprised of no less than eight and no more than 26 members. The composition of the CHC will be drawn from the various CIPH Regions’ members, and CHC’s hydronic installer members. To ensure national representation on issues, where possible, up to two regional votes are designated at the beginning of each meeting. Vacancies on the council will be filled by the Council. No more than one company representative may serve from a given Region at any one time, but additional representatives may serve on the various subcommittees. A corresponding Hydronics Chairman for each CIPH Region should be appointed by each Regional Board.
The Council shall meet a minimum of four (4) times annually, by teleconference and in-person. There shall be a minimum of two (2) in-person meetings with the locations rotating throughout the various participant regions. Each Council member must attend a minimum of three (3) meetings, one of, which must be in-person, in order to maintain the position on the Council. Quorum shall consist of a simple majority of Council members. There shall be a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Immediate Past Chair/Treasurer; their normal term of office will be two years.
The Council shall prepare an annual budget for submission to the CIPH Board of Directors for approval. Prior to the end of every December the Region Hydronics Committees will formulate their next fiscal (May 1-April 30) year’s budget and plan. The plan will outline their activities for promoting hydronics and the requirement for schools. Surplus from the Region programs remain with the Region for the continued promotion of hydronics. All expenditures over $100 require a purchase order signed by the President & General Manager.