Join over 5,000 HIM colleagues across Canada. Lend your voice and support to the association. Help us grow the profession and continue providing the programs and services you expect from us.

Strength in numbers

We advocate on your behalf to influence decision-makers in government and health administration. Your voice counts. So does your experience in the profession. Help us push the profession forward in a rapidly-changing healthcare environment.


Through a national association, standards of practice and competencies of its professionals are known and respected. The HIM profession is recognized for the quality of the graduates of the programs accredited by CCHIM. The standards reviewed and updated are developed to prepare graduates for future success.

Professional development

Participation in professional development by our members is a measure of their commitment to lifelong learning and recognition that current knowledge is required to be effective in our many roles. The importance of continuing professional education for the HIM profession is supported by the mandatory requirement for accumulation of continuing professional education credits in order to maintain CHIM certification.


CHIMA provides an opportunity to all members to participate in professional networking. Professional networking is an important resource for all HIM professionals. Through opportunities to volunteer/participate on committees, the HIM professional is introduced to peers across the country and sometimes internationally.

Affinity and Member Discount Programs:

CHIMA is committed to saving you money on the products and services that mean the most to you. Such products and services include:

  • CHIMA publications and products
  • Exclusive member group rates on Home and Auto Insurance
  • Member Discount Program with VIA Rail Canada
  • And more...

CHIMA Members can access and take advantage of these exclusive member products and services by logging in at:

Benefits of Membership

  • Continuing education sessions

  • National certification provides recognition and portability of credentials across Canada.

  • Regular e-communication on events, training, jobs and certification etc.

  • CHIMA Connection (bi-monthly e-Newsletter)

  • Web site with a members-only section

  • Access to HIM employment opportunities from across Canada

  • Regular industry related updates and information

  • Access to research, best practices and standards (Professional Practice Briefs, HIM textbook)

  • Connection to a vast network of colleagues across the country

  • Exclusive member rates on products and services

  • Self service Member Profiles