Committees & Councils

Building Codes... the need for more skilled workers... the impact of government-imposed costs on homebuyers and homeowners... the importance of consumer education. The list goes on and on. Our industry faces many issues, many of which have specific regional aspects. Dealing with these issues is the challenge that faces CHBA's National Committees and Councils.

Almost 300 volunteer members from across the country tackle the work of CHBA's eight Standing Committees and Councils. In addition, over 30 federal and provincial government departments and agencies, non-profit organizations, private research firms, warranty programs and others lend their expertise on issues affecting the residential construction industry. Committee and Council Chairs also report to CHBA's Board of Directors, helping to guide our Association's policies and actions.

Here's a quick guide to CHBA National Committees and Councils. You can also read and/or download newsletters and reports.

Technical Research Committee

Dealing with issues related to codes, building and fire regulations, new technology, research and development priorities and the R-2000 Standard.


National Education and Training Advisory Committee

The residential construction industry’s forum to address: skilled labour force development; professionalization of the residential construction industry; course development and delivery; workplace health and safety.


National Marketing Committee

Members exchange information about local, regional and national market developments and organize CHBA's marketing activities and consumer campaigns. As well, members identify topics where new home builders and renovators need marketing information.


Urban Council

Members include Presidents of the twelve largest local Home Builders' Associations or their representatives. Others are welcome to attend. Focuses on three priorities: municipal infrastructure investment; local taxes, fees, levies and charges; and how residential development contributes to community prosperity. Seeks a coordinated approach to intergovernmental representation at the national, provincial and local levels.


Economic Research Committee

Monitors economic conditions ranging from interest rates to tax policy that affect every part of our industry. Also reviews housing activity forecasts and oversees economic research.

Net Zero Energy Housing Council

CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council (NZC) supports innovation in our industry with the goal of creating a market advantage for CHBA builder and renovator members pursuing  Net Zero Energy performance. The Council's work will help to meet the housing aspirations of Canadians, and renew Canadian leadership in high performance housing.

Canadian Renovators' Council

Focusing on issues and developments affecting the home renovation sector of our industry, from new technology to consumer education on the perils of the underground economy.

Manufacturers' Council

Canada's building product manufacturers play an important role as partners in the home building industry. The Manufacturers' Council works to improve product quality and the regulatory environment it works in.


Executive Officers' Council

CHBA's Executive Officers manage the Association at all levels. The Council helps EO's share their knowledge and experience and provides a forum for professional development.

 

Governance Committees

  • Annual Meeting of Members
  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee
  • Past President's Advisory Council

Please visit the Governance Committees page for information on the above.