Why CSA?

CSA Group is your source for trusted standards on health care and well-being

For over 60 years, CSA Group has led the development of innovative standards to address new developments and challenges in health care and well-being. Many of our standards are referenced in legislation and guidance documents that help safeguard human life and contribute to the progressive improvement of human well-being.

Today, we offer a portfolio of more than 200 standards based on our research and collaboration with other respected organizations and stakeholders. These include:

  • Patients and consumers
  • Health care professionals
  • Health care facility engineers
  • Provincial, territorial, and federal governments
  • Industry stakeholders
  • Researchers and educators

At the heart of CSA Group’s health care standards is an understanding that health care encompasses many critical components, from the design and construction of the facilities to effective sterilization and laboratory procedures used to support patient care. We work continuously to develop timely standards that address current and evolving challenges to health.

Among CSA Group’s extensive and innovative collection are standards that cover complex topics such as medical laboratories, perioperative safety, infection prevention and control, blood and blood components, medical devices and systems, health care facility infrastructure, as well as home-based health care standards.

Many CSA Group standards are referenced in legislation or other guidance documents, such as CAN/CSA-Z314 – Medical Device Reprocessing and CAN/CSA-Z317.2-15 – Special Requirements for Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems in Health Care Facilities.

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Standards for safer long-term care homes

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Purchase individual standards or subscribe to a customized collection of standards. Access your content 24/7 through our CSA OnDemandTM platform.

CSA OnDemandTM provides flexible, cost-effective, and immediate access to the standards you need to meet your organizational goals, academic needs, or compliance requirements.

Standards for home and community care
Standards for building a barrier-free Canada
Standards for safer health care facilities in Canada

Get Involved

Help set a higher standard

You can participate in standards development in many ways. Contribute to research, become a member of a standards development committee, provide feedback on a standard in draft form during public review, join CSA Communities, and support standards development. Whatever way you choose to contribute, you’ll be directly contributing to a better, safer, more sustainable world.


Our research helps us understand and respond to the challenges of 21st-century health care and well-being

CSA Group has a history of innovation, based on the work of our expert research teams. For example, we are leading the way with standards to improve new and future health care facilities by addressing complex challenges such as wayfinding and accessibility, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems that can help reduce health care-associated infections.


Dementia-Inclusive Home and Community Care in Canada
Evaluating Best Practices and Gaps in Equipment and ...
Deployment of Health Care Facility Digital Infrastructure in Canada
Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being in Community Residential Care Settings
Advances in Community Paramedicine in Response to COVID-19

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Access standards that help protect healthcare workers, and give patients and communities the best quality of life possible

CSA Store showcases our entire suite of over 3,000 codes and standards, and provides access to other international standards, industry-leading learning products, and personnel certification programs. Not everyone works in the same way. That’s why CSA Group offers different options for purchasing and accessing standards information to best suit your needs.