HI-Canada is an association consisting of 6 regional partners. Depending on geographical location, each hostel would belong to one of these six regions.
For those interested in joining our association, the process is as follows:
Step 1: Pre-Application
Contact the regional office to which your facility would belong, to discuss the opportunities in your location. Contact information is listed below.
Step 2: Application
Once it is determined that there are opportunities within your location, submit a business plan to the regional office for review and assessment. The business plan should include some or all of the following items (but is not limited to):
Applicant profile (data form);
Facility data sheet (number of beds, on-site services etc);
Photos Floor plans;
Brochures or other marketing material already in publication.
At this time, you may be required to produce documents indicating your facility meets all necessary local/provincial/federal codes (including, but not limited to; fire, zoning, building, and health).
Step 3: On-site Inspection by HI-Canada
Once the business plan has been approved, the facility will be inspected according to the HI-Canada quality standards by a HI-Canada certified inspector. A fee may be requested prior to inspection, which may be deducted from the initial enrollment fee once the facility is licensed.
Step 4: Licensing
Once the site inspection has been completed and approved, the parties would review and sign the affiliate agreement. This step includes completion of the Trademark Registration Form, and all other documentation related to the agreement and includes providing HI-Canada with a copy of the insurance certificate which includes HI-Canada and the HI-Canada regional association as "Additional Insured".