Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in the Canadian heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industries.

HRAI advocates a safe, responsible and fair industry where indoor environment systems and refrigeration processes are designed, installed and serviced by qualified professionals in order to ensure efficient and energy-conscious operation. The association’s activities are directly related to the needs and requests of its membership and include education and training programs, industry meetings, up-to-date industry information, technical support, government and industry advocacy, statistics and trends, and a bi-ennial national trade show.

On a consumer level, HRAI contractor member companies are required to provide and maintain insurance coverage, valid trade certificates and licenses, and sign and agree to conform to the HRAI Member Code of Ethics. In choosing an HRAI member contractor to maintain your home or business’s indoor environment, you can be assured of their proven credentials, and a track record of reliability and quality.

Volunteering at the chapter and national level of HRAI has its merits too.  Talk to one of our Board of Directors listed below or a staff member to understand the commitment needed to be part of the association and industry as volunteers. 

2016 - 2017 HRAI Board of Directors

HRAI Chair
Rick Ellul, Belimo AirControls (CAN) Inc. 

HRAI Past Chair
Peter Steffes, Ideal Heating and Cooling

Vice Chair of HRAI and the Chair of the Wholesalers Division
Bruce Passmore, EMCO HVAC

Chair of the Contractors Division and HRAI Secretary- Treasurer
David Weishuhn, Blue Flame Heating and Air Conditioning

Chair of the Manufacturers Division 
Dave McPherson, Rheem Canada

Vice Chair of the Contractors Division
Rob Flipse, Gordan Latham Limited

Vice Chair of the Wholesalers Division
John Bonus, Wolseley Canada Inc

President of HRAI
Warren Heeley