About the Home Modification Council

CHBA’s Home Modification Council (HMC) supports many aspects of aging in place for Canada’s seniors and for persons with disabilities and their caregivers, including: appropriate home modifications; appropriate training for renovators; access to occupational therapists, trained architects/designers, and community care professionals; information about disability funding organizations, government loans, grants & tax credits, and assistive device and industry representatives.

The goal of the HMC is to provide a much needed coordination point of expertise, resources and services for those who wish to age in place, as well as their caregivers. This is to be done by clearly identifying the needs of consumers and the needs of those working in this sector striving to meet these needs.



Canadian Certified Aging in Place Specialist

For builders, renovators, and health professionals who want to learn more about the growing aging in place market and how to provide innovative options to their clients.

More courses coming soon.

Home Modifications

Canada’s population is aging at a faster rate than ever before. Seniors are the fastest-growing age group in the country. According to Statistics Canada, more than five million Canadian are now over the age of 65. Ninety percent of Canadians want to live in the same home or community safely and independently as they age.

Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an existing home, working with seniors can pose some unique challenges. The C-CAPS certification will provide professionals like yourself the expertise required to guide your clients through a successful home modification to allow them to age in place comfortably for as long as they like. 

The course content is also applicable to home modifications needed for illness and injury at any stage of life.

Learning Highlights

  • Design and building standards
  • Universal design concepts
  • Implementation of design concepts
  • Scenario-based learning
  • Instructor led training
  • Scenario-based discussions

Meet Your Trainer



Gary Sharp, P.Eng.

Director, Renovator Services
   Canadian Home Builders' Association

Contact CHBA

For inquiries about the training course, please email Dina McNeil.