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Membership in CHITTA is available to companies, partnerships, proprietorships, associations, and educational institutions that are engaged, in whole or in part, in the business of providing products and/or services to the Canadian Healthcare marketplace.

Organizations joining CHITTA prior to December 31, 2002 will be considered to be Founding Members and their membership period will be extended to December 31, 2003.

Categories of Members

There are three categories of membership:


Members of CHITTA include companies, partnerships and proprietorships that are incorporated or registered in Canada, and who employ a minimum of the equivalent of 5.0 full time employees permanently resident in Canada in the provision of healthcare ICT products and services.

Fees: Annual membership fees are scaled according to gross revenue generated from the healthcare industry and range from $1,000.00 - $5,000.00 per year.

Associate Members

Associate Members of CHIITA include:

  • companies, partnerships and proprietorships that do not meet the Member criteria as defined above, and
  • universities, colleges and other educational institutions engaged in providing educational programs pertinent to the Canadian healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry

Fees: Annual membership fees for Associate members are
$500.00 for Registered Canadian Companies and Educational Institutions
$5,000.00 for companies not registered in Canada

Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members of CHITTA include:

  • Associations or societies, or sub-committees thereof, representing industry sectors or practitioners related to the Canadian healthcare ICT community, and,
  • institutes, research facilities, government departments, crown corporations and like organizations.

    Fees: Annual membership fees for Affiliate members are $500.


Official Representative of all members shall be the CEO, COO, a senior Vice President or the organizational equivalent thereof, or, where applicable, the most senior manager responsible for Healthcare.

Members may nominate individuals as other Representatives for the purpose of representing them in Standing Committees, Project Teams, Task Forces or other like activity-based groups.

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