News & Updates

October 09, 2014
OTTAWA, October 9, 2014 – Today, on behalf of the “National Forum on Housing and the Economy”, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities released a statement of shared principles developed by the Forum.Along with four other housing indus...... Read More
September 11, 2014
OTTAWA, September 11, 2014 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today welcomed Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement of a lowering of Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for employers starting January 1, 2015. “The...... Read More
April 05, 2014
Whistler, BC - The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Avid Ratings Canada to conduct a nationwide market research study to gather valuable insights about today’s home buyer market and prefere...... Read More
April 05, 2014
Whistler, British Columbia, April 5, 2014 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today honoured leadership and accomplishment among its membership with the presentation of awards at the 71st CHBA National Conference. The Beaver Awar...... Read More
April 04, 2014
Whistler, British Columbia, April 4, 2014 – The achievements of Canada’s leading new home builders, renovators and developers were recognized at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s National SAM Awards presented today. The awa...... Read More
April 04, 2014
Protecting the Dream Bard Golightly Inaugural Address (from left to right: CHBA President Deep Shergill; The Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Education and Social Development; CHBA CEO Kevin Lee; CHBA Incoming President Bard Golightly) April 4, 2014 - WH...... Read More
February 13, 2014
OTTAWA, Thursday, February 13, 2014 – In attendance at Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement concerning the New Building Canada Plan made today in Gormley Ontario, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) commended the feder...... Read More
December 10, 2013
OTTAWA – December 10, 2013 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 CHBA National SAM Awards, sponsored by MASCO and Delta Faucet. These prestigious awards celebrate excellence i...... Read More
November 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today welcomed Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s Fall Economic Update. “Our industry is pleased that the government remains on track to eliminate the federa...... Read More
November 08, 2013
OTTAWA, Friday, November 8, 2013 - The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) urge the federal and provincial governments to find mutually agreeable terms that will allow the Canada Job Grant to be successfully implemented.  The CHBA views ...... Read More
October 16, 2013
OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA), commends the Government of Canada on its priorities set out in today’s Speech from the Throne. “Skilled Jobs and housing affordability remain the cent...... Read More
October 07, 2013
The Editor, Maclean’s Magazine Sir, It is unfortunate that Maclean’s recent article on homeownership presented such a confused picture of the current situation in Canada (Why Owning a Home is Bad for You, Charlie Gillis, September 29, 2013)....... Read More
September 09, 2013
OTTAWA, September 9, 2013 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today welcomed Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s announcement of a three year Employment Insurance (EI) premium freeze. “We congratulate the Government on its...... Read More
August 02, 2013
Thanks to the coordinated efforts of CHBA at all three levels of the association and the actions taken by its members, Canada Post has agreed to suspend its Community Mailbox (CMB) fee until January 1, 2014.  Recent meetings between CHBA national ...... Read More
May 17, 2013
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association is pleased to announce Kevin Lee as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2013. Kevin’s most recent post prior to joining the CHBA was as Director of the Housing Division at the Office of E...... Read More
March 21, 2013
OTTAWA, March 21, 2013 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today welcomed Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget measures that increase federal support for national infrastructure, improve the supply of skilled tradespeople,...... Read More
March 09, 2013
Lake Louise, Alberta, March 9, 2013 -- -- The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today honoured leadership and accomplishment among its membership with the presentation of awards at the 70th CHBA National Conference. The Beaver Award, prese...... Read More
March 09, 2013
Lake Louise, Alberta, March 8, 2013 -- New home builders, renovators and developers from across Canada celebrated achievements in the housing industry at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s National SAM Awards presented today. The awards...... Read More
March 08, 2013
Lake Louise, Alberta, March 8, 2013 – The federal government should refrain from further intervention in the housing markets by adjusting mortgage lending rules, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) said today. In his inaugural addr...... Read More
March 07, 2013
Lake Louise, Alberta, March 7, 2013 – Rising costs due to the price of serviced lots and municipal development charges are a critical problem for an increasing number of new home builders across Canada. This is one of the main findings of the Annua...... Read More
December 10, 2012
OTTAWA – December 10, 2012 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 CHBA National SAM Awards, presented by Schlage and Trane. These prestigious awards celebrate excellence in new...... Read More
March 29, 2012
OTTAWA, March 29, 2012 -- The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today congratulated Finance Minister Jim Flaherty for a budget that supports stability in housing markets and sets out a strategic approach to investment in Canada’s econ...... Read More
March 18, 2012
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, March 18. 2012 -- The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today honoured leadership and accomplishment among its membership with the presentation of awards at the 69th CHBA National Conference. The Beaver Award, prese...... Read More
March 17, 2012
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, March 17, 2012 -- New home builders in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and British Columbia shared top honours in the industry’s National SAM Awards competition for 2011. The awards were a highlight of the Canadian Home Builder...... Read More
March 17, 2012
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, March 17, 2012 -- Municipalities that avoid hard decisions about financing infrastructure are being “irresponsible and unfair” in shifting the burden to new home buyers, Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) ...... Read More
March 16, 2012
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, March 16, 2012 –  About one third of new home builders across Canada say that rising costs due to the price of serviced lots is a critical problem. In Manitoba, the problem is reported by 50 per cent and in Ontario by 44...... Read More
March 01, 2012
Ottawa, March 1 2012 –   The home building industry will focus on the challenges of a changing market, including the impact of an aging population, at the 69th Annual National Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Conference in ...... Read More
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