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.



Training for Home Modifications

CHBA is currently optimizing training for builders, renovators, and health professionals who want to learn more about modifying existing homes for health, ability, and aging in place, and how to provide innovative options to their clients.


Home Modifications

Canada’s population has a variety of abilities and needs, and many people require modifications to their homes so that they can thrive.

Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an existing home, understanding current and future living space requirements for illness, injury, or aging – and how to meet them – can pose some unique challenges. CHBA is currently optimizing course content that will provide professionals like yourself the expertise required to guide your clients through a successful home modification to allow them to meet all of life's changes.

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.