CHBA - Association Leadership Awards

2014/15 Award Winners at the 2015 National Conference in Halifax, NS


2016 CHBA ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP AWARDS


Eligibility and Guidelines

The CHBA National Awards Committee is responsible for ensuring that all nominees meet the eligibility requirements for each award, with the exception of EO of the Year, which is the responsibility of the Executive Officers’ Council Management Committee.

  • Entries shall be submitted by local and provincial Home Builders' Associations (Presidents or Executive Officers), or by members of the National Board of Directors;
  • Entrants are encouraged to answer questions in point form using the downloadable entry form;
  • Where applicable, please document specifically the activities or initiatives that were undertaken in the year of submission - this greatly assists the Awards Committee in evaluating the total entry;
  • Supporting materials, that would enhance a submission, should be included as attachments with the completed Entry Form. Attachments are limited as stated by award category;
  • Entries must be submitted by the entry deadline: March 31, 2016.

 


 

Member of the Year

Objective
To recognize an individual who has truly made a difference at the national level of CHBA through their dedication and outstanding service.

Eligibility  
•    Member of CHBA for a minimum of 2 consecutive years prior to the year of nomination.
•    Never recognized previously as a recipient of the CHBA Beaver or Maple Leaf Awards.
•    Not serving currently as National President, First Vice-President or Second Vice-President.

Criteria
•    Personal Involvement & Leadership Positions Held (35 points) – chronology with respect to the nominee’s involvement and positions held at the national level of CHBA.
•    Achievements (65 points) –  role(s) played by the individual leading to accomplishments on behalf of CHBA at the national level such as the completion of a project or task that helped the Association to advance its strategic directions.

Question for Entry
In point form, describe how this individual has made a difference at the national level of CHBA through their personal involvement, positions held, participation and achievements, length of service and the contributions they have made in assisting the Association to address its strategic directions. 

Supporting Information
•    Up to 2 PDF attachments that would lend support to the entry. Examples could include letters of recommendation in support of the nominee, briefing materials, speeches, photos, etc. 

Download Entry Form

Email entry to communications@chba.ca



HBA of the Year

 

Objective
To recognize overall excellence by an HBA during 2015 in delivering a strong and positive voice for the housing industry, and in supporting the business success of members and their ability to provide affordability, quality and choice in housing for consumers.

Eligibility
•    Local and Provincial HBAs are eligible for this award.
•    This award may not be won by a Local or Provincial HBA in consecutive years.

Criteria
•    HBA Profile in Community – actions in 2015 that position the industry in a positive light. (10 points)
•    Membership Development – targets for 2015 and results (10 points)
•    Member Services – new and/or continuing services that help members achieve success in their businesses (15 points)
•    Internal Leadership/Governance – Board and Committee successes in 2015 (15 points)
•    Government Advocacy – actions and outcomes (25 points)
•    Communications Activities – new and improved for 2015 (25 points)

Question for Entry
In point form, describe how your HBA made a difference in 2015 by establishing a strong and positive voice for the housing industry, and outline specific actions, activities and achievements from last year that lead to success for the HBA and supported the business success of members.

Supporting Information
•    Up to 4 PDF attachments that would lend support to the entry. Examples could include policy position briefs, presentations, strategic plans, media releases and coverage, publications, etc.

Download Entry Form

Email entry to communications@chba.ca


 

EO of the Year

Objective
To recognize an Executive Officer who has demonstrated excellence as the chief staff officer of an HBA, and who has effectively worked with volunteer leaders to create a strong and positive voice for the housing industry, and led the HBA to effectively support the business success of members. The nominee will have shown support for national level activities through CHBA’s Executive Officers’ Council.

Eligibility
•    All Executive Officers from local or provincial HBAs who hold membership in the CHBA Executive Officers’ Council
•    Executive Officers who have been in their position for a minimum of 2 years
•    Executive Officers cannot be a winner of this award in consecutive years

Criteria
•    Administration/Financial/Management/HR (20 points)
•    Policy Development/Advocacy (20 points)
•    Membership Development (recruitment and retention activities and results) (15 points)
•    Leadership/Working with Members (10 points)
•    Media Relations (10 points)
•    Partnerships (10 points)
•    Profile of Industry in Community (10 points)
•    Support for Executive Officers’ Council (5 points)

Question for Entry
In point form, for 2015, describe how the nominee has excelled in working with the elected leadership and HBA staff, if applicable, to truly make a difference and establish a strong and positive voice for the housing industry through specific actions, activities and achievements (e.g. government advocacy, communications, membership development and member engagement, training and education, community support and other areas).  The nominee should also have instituted programs and initiatives that support the business success of members and members’ ability to provide affordability, quality and choice in housing for Canadians.

Supporting Information
•    Up to 4 PDF attachments that would lend support to the entry including a letter of endorsement of the candidate by their volunteer President/Chair on behalf of their HBA Board of Directors. Other examples could be letters of support from colleagues, policy position briefs, presentations, strategic plans, media releases and coverage, publications, etc.

Download Entry Form

Email entry to communications@chba.ca


 

Community Service Award

Objective
To recognize a local or provincial HBA for their community service or charitable projects that demonstrate the commitment of the housing industry to making a difference in the quality of life in their communities. 

Eligibility
•    All Local and Provincial HBAs are eligible to receive this award
•    Community and Charitable Projects referenced in entries must be for initiatives undertaken in 2015.

Criteria
•    New Community/Charitable Project Activity and Impact on Community (25 points)
•    Continuing Community/Charitable Project Activity and Impact on Community (10 points)
•    Member Involvement – How many members participated; nature of participation (e.g. financial, labour, goods and/or services) (40 points)
•    Partnerships with Community/Charitable Organizations (15 points)
•    Media and Public Participation/Recognition (10 points)

Question for Entry
In point form, describe the involvement of your HBA in community/charitable projects in 2015 and how it has made a difference in the quality of life in your community. Be sure to identify any activity that was new in 2015 and any activity that was continued from previous years.

Supporting Information
•    Up to 4 PDF attachments that would lend support to the entry. Examples could include photos from events, promotional materials, media releases and coverage, etc.

Download Entry Form

Email entry to communications@chba.ca


Award of Honour Certificate

 

Objective
To provide recognition at the national level of CHBA for the dedicated service and contributions of individual members to promote the mission and objectives of the Association at the local/provincial level. The certificates enable HBAs to recognize nationally those members who do not necessarily qualify for Member of the Year award. HBAs may nominate up to two individuals: (1) an individual from a new home builder/renovator/developer member company, and (2) an individual from all other categories of membership.

Eligibility
•    Provincial and Local HBAs may nominate one individual employed by a member company of in both the new home builder/renovator/developer member and non-new home builder/non-renovator or non-developer member categories.

Criteria
Local and Provincial HBAs are encouraged to nominate individuals based on the following:
•    Personal Involvement
•    Achievements
•    Length of Service

Email members' names to communications@chba.ca

 


National Awards Committee


Terms of Reference

1. The responsibility of the National Awards Committee is to review awards nominations, to judge nominees for CHBA National Awards and to select winners;
2. The Committee will be comprised of CHBA members from across the country;
3. The Committee will report to the Executive Committee;
4. The Committee will receive staff support assigned by the Chief Executive Officer in the conduct of its duties and responsibilities;
5. The Committee will inform local and provincial HBAs of the criteria it will be using to judge nominees;
6. The Committee, in the course of carrying out its responsibilities and duties, may choose not to select a winner for particular awards in any given year; and
7. The Committee’s decisions with respect to winners is final.

 

 


PAST WINNERS


2014/15

Individual Awards

BEAVER AWARD FOR BUILDER MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Derek Thorsteinson, Manitoba HBA

MAPLE LEAF AWARD FOR NON-BUILDER MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Rick Turner, CHBA-Saint John Region

WILLIAM M. McCANCE AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN TECHNICAL AREA
Doug Tarry, St. Thomas & Elgin HBA

Home Builders’ Association Awards

THE COLONEL BOSS TROPHY FOR THE GREATEST PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR
Regina & Region HBA

THE HARRY J. LONG AWARD FOR MEMBESHIP DEVELOPMENT
Greater Vancouver HBA

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
St. Thomas & Elgin HBA

THE DAVE BELL MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE, EDUCATION & TRAINING ACTIVITIES
CHBA-British Columbia

CHBA Executive Officers’ Council Awards


THE DAVE STUPART AWARD OF HONOUR FOR DEDICATION, PROFSSIONALISM AND COMPETENCE IN ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT
Stu Niebergall, Regina & Region HBA

KEN McKINLAY AWARD FOR ASSOCIATION COMMUNICATIONS
HBA with 100 Members or Less
Stacy Cooper, Guelph & District HBA

HBA with over 100 Members

Stu Niebergall, Regina & Region HBA 

 

2000-2013

Individual Awards

THE BEAVER AWARD

  • 2013     Steven Crowell, Annapolis Valley HBA
  • 2012     Rick Gratton, CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2011     John Hynkow, CHBA-Edmonton Region
  • 2010    Gary Friend, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2009    Don Doolan, CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2008    Joe Valela, BILD       
  • 2007    Garnet Kindervater, CHBA-Eastern Newfoundland        
  • 2006    Diane Bush, CHBA - Alberta        
  • 2005    Ken Sawatsky, Greater Vancouver HBA        
  • 2004    Elmo Russell, Eastern Newfoundland HBA        
  • 2003    Harry Stepper, Calgary Region HBA        
  • 2002    Gordon Smith, CHBA Central Nova Scotia        
  • 2001    Marty Lewis, Saskatoon HBA        
  • 2000    Bob McLaughlin, Greater Saint John HBA          

THE MAPLE LEAF AWARD

  • 2013    Douglas Stewart, Waterloo Region HBA
  • 2012    Karen Kinsley, Greater Ottawa HBA
  • 2011    Marty Hope, CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2010    Ross Gurney, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2009    Peter Rebello, CHBA Manufacturers' Council
  • 2008    Not Awarded
  • 2007    Not Awarded
  • 2006    Andy Goyda, GTHBA-UDI
  • 2005    Robert Candow, CHBA-Eastern Newfoundland
  • 2004    Mary Kenny, CHBA Central Nova Scotia
  • 2003    Dennis Little, Calgary Region HBA
  • 2002    Russell Walsh, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2001    Jack Baillie, Waterloo Region HBA
  • 2000    Diane Bush, Greater Edmonton HBA

THE GORDON S. SHIPP AWARD

  • 2013     Ron Olson, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2012    Jane Morgan, CHBA-Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2011    Gary Friend, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2010    Peter Greenwood, CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2009    John Hrynkow, CHBA-Edmonton Region
  • 2008    Don Darling, CHBA-Sussex & District
  • 2007    Dave Benbow, CHBA-Edmonton Region & Linden Holmen, CHBA-Victoria
  • 2006    David Wassmansdorf, Hamilton-Halton HBA
  • 2005    Garnet Kindervater, CHBA-Eastern Newfoundland & Ken Sawatsky, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2004    Richard Lind, South Shore HBA
  • 2003    Greg Christenson, Edmonton Region HBA
  • 2002    Jeff Braid, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2001    Doug McLean, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2000    Bob McLaughlin, Greater Saint John HBA

THE WILLIAM M. McCANCE AWARD

  • 2014    Don Johnston, CHBA (Honorary)
  • 2013    Frank Lohmann, Greater Ottawa HBA
  • 2012    Thomas Cochren, Hamilton-Halton HBA
  • 2011    Rick Gratton, CHBA-Alberta
  • 2010    Steven Crowell, CHBA- Annapolis Valley
  • 2009    Derek Thorsteinson, Manitoba HBA
  • 2008    Bob Maling Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2007    Adaire Chown, Greater Ottawa HBA
  • 2006    Peter Aitchison, CHBA-Lethbridge Region
  • 2005    John Carroll, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2004    Mike Hennigar, South Shore HBA
  • 2003    John Haysom, Ottawa-Carleton HBA
  • 2002    Bob Switzer, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2001    Robert Clarke, Fredericton HBA
  • 2000    John Healey, CHBA Central Nova Scotia

THE CANADIAN RENOVATORS' COUNCIL AWARD

  • 2013    Not awarded
  • 2012    Juanita Carhart, CHBA-Sussex
  • 2011    Grant Sakiyama, Manitoba HBA
  • 2010    Peter Briand, CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2009    Mike Martin, Greater Ottawa HBA
  • 2008    John Friswell, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2007    Bob Rasmus, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2006    Rene Laberge, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2005    David Litwiller, Calgary Region HBA
  • 2004    Not Awarded
  • 2003    Not Awarded
  • 2002    Garnet Kindervater, Eastern Newfoundland HBA
  • 2001    Michael Cochren, Hamilton-Halton HBA
  • 2000    Ralph Belisle, Greater Vancouver HBA

THE RILEY BRETHOUR AWARD

  • 2013    Tamara Barker Watson, CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2012    Jack Baillie, Waterloo Region HBA
  • 2011    Richard Luciani, BILD (Toronto)
  • 2010    Diane Bush, CHBA – Edmonton Region
  • 2009    Heather McGinnis, Regina & Region HBA
  • 2008    Alan Churchill, London HBA
  • 2007    Christine Scott-Nyuli, CHBA Alberta
  • 2006    Marty Lewis, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2005    Not Awarded
  • 2004    Don Darling, Sussex & District HBA
  • 2003    Not Awarded
  • 2002    Not Awarded
  • 2001    Bruce Siddall, Prince George HBA
  • 2000    Andy Goyda, Greater Toronto HBA

THE R-2000 AWARD

  • 2013    Not Awarded
  • 2012    Steven Crowell, Annapolis Valley HBA
  • 2011    Not Awarded
  • 2010    Joseph Daniel, CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2009    Matthew Sachs, Greater Ottawa HBA
  • 2008    Joseph Vella, BILD
  • 2007    Suzanne Bona, CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2006    Stephen Tobey, Quinte HBA
  • 2005    Tom Cochren, Hamilton-Halton HBA
  • 2004    Greg Hussey, Eastern Newfoundland HBA
  • 2003    Tom MacFarlane, CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2002    Jack Parsons, Eastern Newfoundland HBA
  • 2001    Arthur Lo & Wilma Leung, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2000    David Poupore, Ottawa-Carleton HBA

Home Builders' Associations Awards

THE COLONEL BOSS AWARD

  • 2013    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2012    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2011    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2010    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2009    CHBA-Saskatchewan
  • 2007    Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2006    CHBA - Eastern Newfoundland
  • 2005    Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2004    Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2003    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2002    Hamilton-Halton HBA
  • 2001    Saskatoon HBA
  • 2000    CHBA - Kamloops

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

  • 2013   CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2012   CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2011    CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2010    CHBA of Central Nova
  • 2009    CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2007    Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2006    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2005    Greater Windsor HBA
  • 2004    Greater Barrie HBA
  • 2003    Calgary Region HBA
  • 2002    Fredericton HBA
  • 2001    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2000    CHBA - Victoria

THE DAVE BELL MEMORIAL AWARD

  • 2013    CHBA - BC
  • 2012    CHBA - BC
  • 2011    CHBA - BC
  • 2010    CHBA - BC
  • 2009    CHBA - BC
  • 2007    Nova Scotia HBA
  • 2006    CHBA - BC
  • 2005    CHBA - Kamloops
  • 2004    CHBA - BC
  • 2003    Manitoba HBA
  • 2002    Calgary Region HBA
  • 2000    Calgary Region HBA

THE HARRY J. LONG MEMORIAL AWARD

  • 2013    Guelph & District HBA
  • 2012    BILD (Toronto)
  • 2011    Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2010    Regina & Region HBA
  • 2009    CHBA - Central Vancouver Island
  • 2007    Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2006    CHBA - Kamloops
  • 2005    CHBA - Kamloops
  • 2004    Calgary Region HBA & Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2003    Central Alberta HBA
  • 2002    Greater Windsor HBA
  • 2001    Muskoka HBA
  • 2000    Grande Prairie HBA
  • 1999    Grande Prairie HBA
  • 1998    Calgary Region HBA
  • 1997    North Eastern Nova Scotia HBA
  • 1996    Greater Windsor HBA
  • 1995    Lethbridge HBA


Executive Officers' Council Awards

THE DAVE STUPART AWARD OF HONOUR (Previously Executive Officer of the Year Award)

  • 2013   Claudia Simmonds, CHBA-NB & Dayna Aysals, CHBA-Central Vancouver Island
  • 2012   Stu Niebergall, Regina and Region Home Builders’ Association & Jan Field, CHBA-Fraser Valley
  • 2011    Peter Simpson, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2010    Stu Niebergall, Regina and Region Home Builders’ Association & Juanita Carhart, CHBA-Sussex
  • 2009    Claudia Simmonds, CHBA-New Brunswick & Bronwen Thorburn, CHBA-Sea to Sky
  • 2008    Sheila Hissa, Greater Barrie HBA & Glenn Gray, Grey-Bruce HBA
  • 2007    Lorraine Stratton, Peterborough & The Kawarthas HBA
  • 2006    M.J. Whitemarsh, CHBA - BC
  • 2005    Alan Thomarat, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2004    Rhonda Day, Eastern Newfoundland HBA
  • 2003    Stephen Dupuis, Greater Toronto HBA
  • 2002    Paul Pettipas, Nova Scotia HBA
  • 2001    Donna Moore, Calgary Region HBA & Fred DeCator, Brantford HBA
  • 2000    Grant Ainsley, Alberta HBA

THE KEN McKINLAY AWARD (Previously Association Communications Award)

  • 2013    Victoria Belbin, CHBA-Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2012    Victoria Belbin, CHBA-Newfoundland and Labrador & Stacy Cooper, Guelph and District HBA
  • 2011    Stu Niebergall, Regina & Region HBA
  • 2010    Peter Simpson, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2009    Peter Simpson, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2008    Donna Moore, CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2007    Alan Thomarat, Saskatoon & Region HBA
  • 2006    Rhonda Day, CHBA - Eastern Newfoundland
  • 2005    Grant Ainsley, CHBA - Alberta
  • 2004    Sharon Copithorne, Edmonton Region HBA
  • 2003    Alice Russell, Regina & Region HBA
  • 2002    Paul Pettipas, Nova Scotia HBA
  • 2001    Donna Moore, Calgary Region HBA
  • 2000    Richard Lee, Ottawa-Carleton HBA

SUSAN CHAMBERS AWARD OF RECOGNITION

  • 2013    Claudia Simmonds, CHBA-NB
  • 2012    Donna Moore, CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2011    Paul Pettipas, Nova Scotia HBA
  • 2010    Peter Simpson, Greater Vancouver HBA
  • 2009    Paul Pettipas, CHBA-Central Nova
  • 2008    Donna Moore, CHBA-Calgary Region
  • 2007    M.J. Whitemarsh, CHBA-BC
  • 2006    Paul Pettipas, Nova Scotia HBA
  • 2005    Donna Moore, Calgary Region HBA
  • 2004    Grant Ainsley, Alberta HBA
  • 2003    Rhonda Day, Eastern Newfoundland HBA
  • 2002    Rhonda Day, Eastern Newfoundland HBA
  • 2001    Paul Pettipas, Nova Scotia HBA
  • 2000    Not Awarded