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CHBA's Fall Webinar Series

Looking Ahead at the Economy and Homeownership in Canada: An Interactive Panel Discussion with Industry Experts

Wednesday, October 7th – 11:00pm-12:30pm EST

In this panel discussion, industry experts will share their perspectives on the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on Canadians and what effects that impact may have on homeownership as Canada enters a period of economic recovery . The discussion will be moderated by Kevin Lee, CEO of the Canadian Home Builders Association. Panelists include:


- Mike Linehan, National Head, Mortgage Specialists, RBC
- Peter Norman, Vice President & Chief Economist, Altus Group
- Kiki Sauriol-Roode, Vice-President, Business Development, Genworth Canada

This event is available to CHBA members.

Getting to Net Zero with Modular
Monday, October 19th – 1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Join us for this webinar to learn more about efforts underway to utilize modular construction to achieve Net Zero Energy levels of performance. CHBA’s Net Zero Project Manager, Marie Hanchet will provide an update on the NRCan funded project “Affordable, Replicable, and Marketable Net Zero Ready MURBs”. Hear from one of the project builders, Alex Miller from Big Block Construction, how their first Modular Net Zero MURB recently came together in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. You’ll also learn about a LEEP Modular project with 10 builds, including a single-family project by Grandeur Housing in Winkler, Manitoba that’s also going to be Net Zero. 


Top 6 Net Zero Technical Challenges + BONUS Stump the Net Zero Chump
Tuesday, October 20t – 1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Want to learn what the latest technical challenges are for getting to Net Zero – including new homes, MURBs, and renos? Join us for this riveting presentation on current hot topics in the Net Zero space. Brett will walk you through our top 6 picks including Hot2000 modelling, compartmentalization and occupant baseloads/plug loads – PLUS learn what we’re doing about them. Brett will also provide some fun facts on the 400+ homes labelled in the program to-date, including details on the technologies and building assemblies used as well as the performance levels achieved. He’ll also tell you about a new project that will invite builder members to provide feedback on their experiences with energy efficiency requirements.


BONUS: Don’t miss your chance to “stump the Net Zero chump” during the 15-minute question and answer segment after the presentation. We’ll have our resident Net Zero Heroes from the Management Committee, Technical Committee, MURB Project and Reno Working Group in attendance to answer all your questions!

CHBA on Climate Action Change
Wednesday, October 21st – 11:00am-12:00pm EST

CHBA has a long history of supporting continuous improvement in building technologies and techniques that make our homes and communities achieve high levels of performance and adapt to future needs. Our homes and communities need to respond to changes in climate, and withstand and recover from extreme climate-related events. Builders, renovators, and our industry partners are working together on research, best-practice information and voluntary programs to meet Canadians’ aspirations for housing quality without compromising housing affordability and choice. Frank Lohmann, CHBA’s Director, Building Science, will update members on current CHBA projects and activities aimed at climate change adaptation and resilience.


Update on Proposed Changes to the National Codes: What You Can Expect in the Next Editions 
Thursday, October 22nd – 11:00am-12:00pm EST

The public reviews of proposed changes to the 2020 codes generated an unprecedented number of comments. Find out where things stand on code changes related to accessibility, lateral loads, energy efficiency, referenced standards, fire protection and more. Be ready when the next editions of the codes are published

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High Performance Building Enclosures – The Key to Energy Efficiency in New & Existing Residential Buildings 

Presented by Salvatore Ciarlo of Owens Corning and Andy Cockburn of NAIMA Canada and Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO
Thursday, September 24th, 11am-12pmEDT

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Salvatore Ciarlo of Owens Corning and Andy Cockburn of NAIMA Canada join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee to discuss the latest advances in high performance building enclosure solutions, to help the building industry navigate the path to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency in new and existing residential buildings.   

Topics include:
•    Importance of the building enclosure in energy efficiency – smart ways to meet code requirements and voluntary higher levels of performance 
•    High performance, durable and resilient building enclosure solutions 
•    Managing heat, air and moisture in building enclosure systems
•    Benefits of continuous insulating sheathings and critical details
•    Air barrier systems and the importance of air leakage control
•    Design tools and practical guides
•    Training programs and projects under development at NAIMA Canada


                 
        
 


  
      

              NAIMA             Owens Corning             CHBA                 
     Andy Cockburn      Salvatore Ciarlo        Kevin Lee

CHBA's Fall Webinar Series: Homebuying Trends — What Canadians Want 

Presented by Tim Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer of Avid Ratings and Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO
Wednesday, September 16th, 11am-12pm EDT

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Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Tim Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer of Avid Ratings, as they unveil the results from the 2020 Home Buyer Preference Survey, which surveyed 27,674 new homebuyers across 8 provinces. Learn about this year’s emerging home buying trends as your hosts take an in-depth look at this year’s data, and demonstrate how you can benefits from the survey’s incredible and easy-to-use online analysis tool to mine the data most relevant to your market, product type and target buyer.

This year the full survey results, including access to the Online Avid Reports Portal where you can filter the data based on a variety of geographic and demographic criteria, will be available for free for CHBA members - a $495 value.


About the Survey: 
Each year CHBA, in partnership with Avid Ratings Canada, conducts the largest homebuyer preference survey in Canada. Data collected from responding homebuyers provides feedback on buyer profiles, home shopping behaviors, home preferences, community preferences and other important details for the industry. The data amassed over 6 years of the study allows for granular analysis of trend changes related to Canadian new homebuyers and their preferences.

        
        
                    

         Avid Ratings                                CHBA 
          Tim Bailey                                Kevin Lee
 

Pre-Recorded Webinar: COVID-19 - Are your worksite infection-control ready? 
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As provinces across Canada have started to reopen the economy, infection control has become a priority for all businesses. For those in construction, this can be especially challenging. With multiple contractors, trades and sub-trades often working on site at the same time, a well-designed infection control protocol becomes even more important for the health and safety of workers.

To help you better understand COVID-19 exposures and worksite infection control best practices, Federated Insurance has partnered with VOHS Consulting Group, experts in occupational health and safety, to provide you free access to a risk management training program specifically designed for the construction industry.

How it works

  • View a 30-minute self-training module on demand
  • Answer the quiz accurately
  • Be certified by receiving an e-certificate


A View of the Market: Homeownership & Financial Fitness (Wednesday, June 24th 11am – 12pm EDT)

A Pre & Mid COVID Perspective with Kiki Sauriol-Roode - VP; Business Development, Genworth & Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO

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Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Kiki Sauriol-Roode, VP of Business Development for Genworth Canada, as they discuss a view of the residential homeownership market and recent announcements in the mortgage insurance industry. Genworth Canada will be sharing the results of their recent Homeownership and Financial Fitness Study, done in partnership with Environics, which is particularly relevant given today’s unusual economic and financial circumstances. The data from Genworth’s survey provides a comprehensive look at Canadians’ view on homeownership and their own financial fitness. The study takes into account both pre COVID-19 and mid COVID-19 data, which can be used to help shape some of the conversations you’re having with your customers, and provides a balanced outlook on future homebuying trends.

        
   
 

   Genworth 
Kiki Saurol-Roode
   
  CHBA 
Kevin Lee


Navigating Government Support During COVID-19 (April 22, 2020,11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT)

With Peter Bangs & Gavin Miranda, Partners, Taxation Services, MNP 

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The Federal Government has put several measures in place to support businesses and individuals through the economic realities during COVID-19. New details and adjustments are being made at a dizzying pace.  CHBA has been actively engaged with government to get changes for the better, and continues to push for more support for members.  CHBA has been keeping members updated on all these changes, but it’s also time to hear from the tax experts to help you access the best options for you and your business.
  
Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Peter Bangs and Gavin Miranda, Partners in Taxation Services at MNP LLP in this interactive webinar as they walk you through the different options and qualifying criteria as they currently stand, so that you can make the best possible decisions for your business during this challenging time. You’ll also hear about next steps for CHBA on your behalf.


   
               
CHBA CEO Kevin Lee

   
Peter Bangs & Gavin Miranda 
   Partners, Taxation Services, MNP

   

 

 
   

2020 PUBLIC REVIEW ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO CODES: FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU 

Webinar 3: Proposed Changes to Provisions for Lateral Loads (February 21, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST)
With Rob Jonkman, Canadian Wood Council

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CHBA is hosting three webinars for members on how proposed changes to the national codes will affect builders. In this third webinar, Rob Jonkman, Canadian Wood Council, will go over the proposed changes to provisions for lateral loads.




   

   

 

2020 PUBLIC REVIEW ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO CODES: FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU 

Webinar 2: Proposed Changes to Part 9 Energy Efficiency Provisions (February 18, 2020,1:00 – 2:00 PM EST)
With Chris McLellan, Natural Resources Canada

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CHBA is hosting three webinars for members on how proposed changes to the national codes will affect builders. In the second webinar, Chris McLellan, Natural Resources Canada, will go over the proposed changes to Part 9 energy efficiency provisions.




   

   

 

2020 PUBLIC REVIEW ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO CODES: FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU 

Webinar 1: Summary of Proposed Changes and How to Submit Comments (February 11, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST)
With Frank Lohmann, Codes Canada

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CHBA is hosting three webinars for members on how proposed changes to the national codes will affect builders. The first webinar, delivered by Frank Lohmann, Codes Canada, will summarize proposed changes and how to submit comments during the final public review, which is on now until March 13th. 




   

   

 

How to Share Profits, Ownership and Growth with your Employees and Team Members (October 28, 2019)

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Are you the owner or leader of a construction company who is looking to drive further growth, build more value in your business and increase your own retirement equity? Having the right team in place, being able to keep your best people and to have them share in your success will put you in a stronger position to do so. If you are looking to share your company’s profits, ownership or future growth with your team, this webinar will show you how that can be structured by way of bonus, profit-sharing and employee ownership plans. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA’s CEO and Eben Louw, Partner of Succession Services at MNP LLP to find out how such plans can help you grow your business, secure your own retirement and provide value to your employees.


CHBA CEO Kevin Lee


  
    Eben Louw, MNP

   

One-on-one sit-down with the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos

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CHBA CEO Kevin Lee hosted the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister responsible for CMHC, for a one-on-one sit-down to discuss the new first-time buyer incentive program, housing affordability, housing supply, and more. Minister Duclos joined live from his Ministerial Regional office in Quebec City. CHBA members submitted questions in advance and also during the session itself, making for a highly interactive 1-hour session.


The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
    
    CHBA CEO Kevin Lee

Budget 2019: How it affects our industry (March 22, 2019)

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The 2019 Federal Budget was tabled on Tuesday, March 19, and CHBA and MNP LLP hosted an exclusive in-depth analysis three days later on how this budget will impact the residential construction industry, your business, your customers, and the broader economy in your community. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Peter Bangs, Partner in Taxation Services at MNP LLP as they walk you through the policy and taxation implications of Budget 2019 from the perspective of our industry.


        



Achieve Success in Succession Planning (October 30, 2018)

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With the right operational strategy in place, a successful residential real estate or construction company can have a long and prosperous run. However, eventually your business will need to be transferred to new ownership – whether a family member, an employee or an outside party. Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Doug McLarty, Partner, Leader ExitSmart Services, MNP to learn how you can prepare your business.


        



Labour Market Projections: A 10-Year Industry Perspective (April 23, 2018)

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An estimated 120,000 people will be retiring from the skilled trades in Canada over the next decade, and the residential construction industry is already feeling the impact. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Bob Collins, Economist with BuildForce Canada, as they provide a comprehensive look at Labour Market projections. Learn how those projections apply to our industry, what they mean for your business today and in the future, and how CHBA is working to help address the issues.


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Budget 2018: How it affects our industry (March 2, 2018)

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The 2018 Federal Budget was tabled on Tuesday, February 27, and this Friday CHBA and MNP LLP are hosting an exclusive in-depth analysis on how this budget will impact the residential construction industry, your business, your customers, and the broader economy in your community. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Peter Bangs, Partner in Taxation Services at MNP LLP as they walk you through the policy and taxation implications of Budget 2018 from the perspective of our industry.


       

How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks (November 2, 2017)

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As businesses increasingly rely on technologies to store critical data, and keep private client information safe, digital security needs to be a top priority. Establishing and maintaining a solid plan to prevent cyber breaches is critical to protecting your business, your employees, and your clients. This webinar reviews the fallout of a cyber breach and discusses potential impacts on your organization – including regulation, financial losses, and damage to your reputation and brand. Join MNP’s National Cyber Security Leader Danny Timmins to find out how to protect your business and infrastructure.


       


2017 Home Buyer Preference Survey: Results and Data Tool Demonstration (September 8, 2017)

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Each year CHBA, in partnership with Avid Ratings Canada, conducts the largest homebuyer preference survey in Canada. Participation is limited to CHBA home builders and developers. This webinar will explore the most recent survey results, and demonstrate how members can benefits from the survey’s incredible, and easy-to-use, online analysis tool to ‘mine’ the data most relevant to their market, product type and target buyer. Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Avid’s Tim Bailey for an in-depth look at how this survey can help you make better home building decisions. 


       


Budget 2017: What does it means for our industry and your business? (March 27, 2017)

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CHBA and MNP LLP joined forces to provide Association members with an exclusive members-only in-depth analysis of how the 2017 Federal Budget will impact the residential construction industry, individuals and businesses. Positive feedback on the session suggests it met its goal of keeping members informed on how the federal budget will affect them, their customers and the industry at large.

        

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