COHA Ontario History

The Canadian Oil Heat Association is a national association established in 1983 by a group of fuel oil dealers who understood the benefits of working together on matters that affected the oilheat industry. COHA has since grown into an organization that boasts a membership of over four hundred professionals including fuel oil dealers, major oil companies, equipment manufacturers, wholesalers, contractors and trainers.

In June 2004, COHA ONTARIO Chapter was created to address the specific needs of the Ontario oilheat market.  COHA has other provincial chapters in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.

COHA Ontario Chapter is the collective voice that continually provides members in Ontario with an impacting presence with the specific regulators and standard-writing organizations that direct or create policies, and with the public and media in the province. As well, led by a Board of Directors representing Ontario’s major geographical regions, the Chapter spearheads four key areas of business development important to members’ ongoing success: Marketing, Technical Development and Training, Insurance and TSSA/Regulations. Through the COHA national body, the Ontario Chapter also works with federal agencies and other stakeholders to foster a sustainable business environment for its members.

The spirit of our COHA founders lives on in today’s association evidenced by our members’ generous volunteer participation and support of the Ontario Chapter’s important operating committees. The professional contribution of these many individuals, representing Canada’s leading home heating oil suppliers, equipment manufacturers, service contractors and the nation’s largest fuel oil companies, is helping steer the oilheat industry into the future.