IPAC Central South Ontario (IPAC CSO)
Welcome to the IPAC CSO website. We'd like to tell you about our chapter membership and our activities. If you are already a member of IPAC CSO, 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 IPAC Canada, follow this link to join.
The focus of IPAC CSO 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 IPAC Canada working together for the prevention of infection in all sectors of health care.
IPAC CSO 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 Canada in 1980, and in 2006 the chapter name was changed to CHICA-HANDIC. In 2014 the name was again changed, to IPAC CSO. IPAC CSO currently has 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.
Find IPAC CSO on the map below. Click on the chapter name to contact our Chapter President.