CSHP is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. The rules for governing and operating CSHP are set in its Bylaw and policies.

The Society exists for and is composed of its members. Membership activity is concentrated at the Branch level with the members' line of communication to the national organization operating through the Branch on major policy matters.

The following organizational structure illustrates how individuals and groups within CSHP work together to fulfill CSHP's mission and achieve its vision.