CAEM’s principle function is to promote the professional growth and development of its members and support best practice cleaning and disinfection practices with the objective of reducing hospital acquired infection caused by environmental surface contamination.

CAEM has No Boundaries

Community acquired infections are on the rise; therefore CAEM opened its membership to all industries responsible for cleaning and disinfecting. We are the only association in Canada that provides a National forum for all facets of the Housekeeping industry.


Our members are individuals in a position of responsibility for Environmental Services (Housekeeping) in any type of industry. We are Managers, Supervisors, Cleaning Industry Suppliers and Infection Prevention Professionals.

CAEM is a not for profit organization representing Canada, however we have opened our doors to the world of Environmental Services. Between 2014 and 2016, we introduced 50 new “Certified” (CEM) members from Saudi Arabia as a result of our partnership with CleanLearning.


CleanLearning was established in 2013 with an objective to “Improve the Quality of Clean through Certification” and has provided International recognition to CAEM and its members.

From best practices and standardization to market segment specialties, CAEM supports its members through peer support, networking, educational sessions, trade shows, career development, publications, and research studies.

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