Online & Correspondence Training for Healthcare Housekeepers.

The OHHA is dedicated to the advancement of healthcare housekeeping as an integral member of the healthcare team caring for patients and residents in healthcare facilities in Ontario.

OHHA Conference Status as of March 31st, 2020

The OHHA’s position at this time is
“Business as Usual” with a NEW DATE!!!

The OHHA looks forward to welcoming you to “Dirty Work”, September 27-29, 2020 at Fern Resort in Orillia.

Fern Resort is prepared to work with us and wants the OHHA “Dirty Work” Event to be a huge success. At present, we do not foresee any impacts to our rescheduled Event; however, as a precaution, we’ve added the following protocols to ensure that all Conference attendees enjoy a worry-free event. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor this situation very closely. Should there be any changes to the current state of this emergency, the OHHA will follow any recommendations from relevant federal, provincial and municipal authorities, and implement all appropriate instructions. We are following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada, as well as Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam.

“Dirty Work”, like most OHHA Conferences, has Delegates and Exhibitors primarily from Ontario and Canada. We are hosted at a private Resort, in a Rural setting, with attendance at approximately 160 Guests and 35% of our activities are held outdoors. Risk Free Registration We have amended our standard cancellation clause. If sickness prevents you from attending, we will waive the usual cancellation administration fee and offer a full credit for the Postponed Event on September 27-29, 2020 or next year’s event (TBD in 2021). We will also allow a replacement attendee to take your place right up until the event.

We will continue to keep you informed of the situation, as of today, its “Business as Usual” with a NEW DATE and registration remains open.

About Us

The Ontario Healthcare Housekeepers’ Association Inc. (OHHA) was formed in 1957, when housekeeping personnel gathered at the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Annual Convention and formed an association of healthcare housekeepers. This group was dedicated to the advancement of healthcare housekeeping as an integral member of the healthcare team caring for patients and residents in healthcare facilities in Ontario. The OHHA has advanced that prime directive with providing opportunities for housekeeping management staff, lead hands, and those frontline staff looking to upgrade their qualifications as professionals.

Our Courses

Ohha Authors, Mentors & Coaches have over 75 years of experience in the profession; some were promoted from front line positions into managers. Participants will gain the knowledge and qualifications that are important in providing the best possible care for the patients, clients or residents at your facility.


Acquire all the practical, technical and management skills necessary to manage the overall operation of a Housekeeping/Environmental Services Department within a hospital or long term care facility.

The course addresses all aspects of the healthcare cleaning profession, in particular, the importance of proper techniques and practices to reduce the risk of infection.

This course reviews infection control principles and practices in the Healthcare setting with an emphasis on the role of Environmental Services in preventing the spread of infection.

Establish a housekeeping methodology in a health-care facility, and innovate positive changes conducive to the optimum operation of the Housekeeping department.

Learn how laundries operate in a Healthcare setting. The topics discussed will be relevant to the management of traditional in-house laundries in Healthcare institutions.

Have a question you would like to ask?

We are available to answer any questions you may have and encourage you to contact us through email or phone at your convenience.

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