CHICA Hamilton & District (HANDIC)
Welcome to the CHICA-HANDIC website. We'd like to tell you about our chapter membership and our activities. If you are already a member of CHICA-HANDIC, proceed to our members area. If you are a guest to our chapter website, you are welcome to attend our meetings, too. We welcome guests and new members to our chapter and our meetings which are held five times per year. Our Welcome Manual and Brochure can be found here. Our chapter has several awards and educational opportunities. As a well-established chapter, we are able to provide educational assistance to our members. Please be sure to attend our annual educational day! If you are not a member of CHICA-Canada, follow this link to join.
The focus of CHICA HANDIC is the exchange of information and the education on infection prevention and control issues along with educational development of our membership. As a chapter, we endorse the philosophy of the parent body CHICA-Canada working together for the prevention of infection in all sectors of health care.
CHICA HANDIC began with a small group of Infection control Practitioners in Hamilton, Ontario in 1971. In 1974 the group expanded its borders to include surrounding areas. HANDIC became a chapter of CHICA in 1980, and in 2006 the chapter name was changed to CHICA HANDIC. CHICA HANDIC currently over 120 members representing the Golden Horseshoe area of Southern Ontario. Members are involved in the following fields of practice: Acute care, Long-term care, Public health and Industry.