About HHCC

HHCC is a Canadian, not-for-profit, cultural organization. In 1999 it was an industry start-up initiated by a small group of HVACR enthusiasts. At the turn of the millennium this group looked forward to new understandings and opportunities provided by Canada’s post-industrial, information society.  

With letters patent issued by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada, HHCC currently has custodial care for significant industry collections, research holdings, and databases. Through its various programs and services, HHCC currently contributes to Canadians’ understanding of the HVACR industry and its social and cultural impacts on their lives and times.

With substantial intellectual property to draw on, along with the support of its industry partners HHCC has, over its start-up years, a significant list of achievements:  

  • An HVACR artifact collection, documenting the embryonic and early development years of the Canadian Industry from the 1920’s through to the 1960’s;
  • A computer-accessed, cloud-based, research database, which currently holds hundreds of research reports, catalogue sheets, and images of the historic artifacts held in trust by HHCC. The reports document variously: “what it is”, “how it works”, “what it does”, and “with what results and consequences for Canadian society and culture”;
  • A recently acquired HVACR Trade and Technical Literature Collection containing over 2000 documents, telling the stories of the emerging field of HVACR practice in Canada.
  • An on-line presence, currently unavailable, including an HVACR, virtual museum and archive, that has attracted attention from across much of the Western world, two interactive educational web sites, along with numerous on-site, national, provincial, and community exhibitions, and special educational displays; and;
  • A substantial Educational Materials Development Program, which has produced an impressive array of “Story Boards” telling the essential short stories of the contribution of HVACR technology to Canada’s material culture.

HVACR is a recognized acronym for the Canadian Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Industry.

HHCC is a recognized acronym for the HVACR Heritage Center Canada, a Canadian, turn-of-the-millennium, innovative start-up, With Letters Patent by “Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada”. HHCC operates as an industry-supported, volunteer organization. 

CCS is a recognized acronym for HHCC’s volunteer- based, Collections and Curatorial Services

Documents cited are held in CCS’s Data Centre