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The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), founded in Montreal in 1933, is a not -for-profit trade association that is committed to providing members with the tools for success in today's competitive environment. More than 260 companies are members of this influential Canadian industry association. They are the manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, master distributors, manufacturers' agents, and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, heating,hydronics, industrial, waterworks, and other mechanical products. CIPH wholesalers operate more than 700 warehouses and showrooms across Canada. Total industry sales exceed $6 billion annually.


To promote the responsible growth and prosperity of members: manufacturers, wholesaler distributors and associates in the plumbing, heating, hydronics, industrial PVF, and waterworks industry in Canada.


  • To build a membership that represents the plumbing and heating industry, nationally and regionally.
  • To grow our influence on government policies and on industry codes and standards in co-operation with our industry partners.
  • To provide industry education and career training opportunities.
  • To provide meaningful management information and industry statistics.
  • To promote channel efficiencies by encouraging the use of proven technologies and techniques.
  • To promote the image of the industry through public relations and networking.
  • To encourage Canadian manufacturing of industry products for domestic and export markets.

CIPH represents companies that manufacture, sell and distribute, plumbing, hydronic heating, Industrial PVF, and waterworks products and services. Our roots extend to our nine CIPH Regions across the country: Newfoundland, Maritime, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Calgary, Edmonton and British Columbia. Each CIPH Region has an elected Board and professional management. This is a unique feature of CIPH membership and one of its strengths.

We produce an Annual Business Meeting, annual general meetings, a full slate of regional, national and international trade shows and numerous local training and networking events.

Each Board, Council or Committee is chaired by a Board member or a Board member is appointed as Liaison Director. This provides continuity and accountability. The Manufacturers’ Division and the Wholesalers’ Division are represented on the Executive Committee. Neither Division holds regular meetings since the Board of Directors provides the forum for each.

Committees and Councils include Canadian Hydronics Council, Membership Committee, Plumbing Industry Advisory Council, Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing, Manufacturers' Agents Council, Education & Training Council, Long Range Planning Committee, Nominating Committee, Annual Business Conference Planning Committee, Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Industrial Pipe, Valves & Fittings Council, PR Committee, Trade Show Committees, Government Affairs Committee, and CIPH's Charity Committee.

Communication vehicles include this web site, research reports, Pipeline and Pipeline Online newsletters, the CIPH Outlook economic forecast newsletter, Wholesalers Sales Survey, Region Newsletters (see Regions), MANA Mailings to CIPH Manufacturers, Manufacturers Agents mailings, Manufacturer exporter mailings, Hydronics mailings, Government Relations mailings, CIPH Membership Directory, PHCP Intelligence Report, special mailings and e-mails to CIPH Wholesalers as required.

CIPH also provides numerous forms of industry recognition and provides Education & Training materials at discounted prices for our members.

CIPH Staff Stats