– Who Are We?
Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has been the voice of
residential construction in Canada – one of the most vital and enterprising industries
in the country. Canada is an acknowledged world leader in residential construction,
and Canadians are considered among the best-housed people in the world. We are widely
recognized for our technological “know-how”, highly regarded for our innovative
spirit and well respected for the quality of the homes we build. The Canadian Home
Builders’ Association is built on vision and commitment – a vision of strong and
positive role for the housing industry, and a commitment to support the business
success of our members and their ability to provide affordability, quality, price
and choice for consumers.
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association works to support professionalism of its
members. Our builder and renovator members in addition to adhering to a code of
ethics must offer warranty to their new home clients, have workers compensation
coverage for their employers and carry liability insurance coverage. We believe
that skills, experience and integrity are the cornerstones of professionalism in
our industry. We are committed to providing our members with opportunities to learn,
grow, and take pride in their achievements.
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association works to promote the interests of housing
consumers. We believe that all Canadians should have the right to a reasonable opportunity
to own their own homes and have the right to decent, safe and appropriate housing.
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association is one Association representing the residential
construction industry and serving our members at three levels – locally, provincially
and nationally. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick represent
our members at the Provincial level, while the Greater Moncton Home Builders Association,
the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Saint John & Region, the Canadian Home
Builders’ Association Sussex and District and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association
Greater Fredericton represents our members at the local levels.
Our Local Associations hold monthly dinner meetings, social activities, newsletters,
workshops, offer our members access to expert advice and marketing campaigns…a full
slate of services and activities gives members the opportunity to make business
contacts, gain knowledge, take part in marketing campaigns and build recognition
with consumers. Our Association is actively involved in the communities where our
members and their consumers live and work. Through ongoing representation to municipal
government, media relations, and consumer education, we address important issues
head on and have a strong presence that benefits members and contributes to housing
affordability and the well-being of communities across Canada and New Brunswick.
Provincially – Our members’ interests are well represented at the provincial levels,
where the Association deals with a wide range of provincial government regulations,
policies and other housing matters that affect their business – from codes and standards
to infrastructure financing to environmental and consumer protection.
Members are kept up to date on all provincial activities and developments. In addition,
provincial conferences and awards programs provide opportunity for members to meet
and network with peers from across the province, and to promote their businesses.
Education and training programs for Association members are organized at the provincial
Nationally – At the national level, the CHBA represents and serves the entire membership
for coast to coast, and maintains the collective strength of the Association. We
advocate the interests of the housing with the federal government, making sure that
political decision makers and public servants respond to our concerns and priorities.
The CHBA acts as a forum for information sharing. We collect and distribute industry
news. Through our councils and Standing Committees, members exchange ideas and learn
form each other. Our annual National Conferences brings members together from across
We deliver training, advice and support for Association staff and volunteers across
the country to support their efforts to deliver valuable and services and benefits
The creditability of our Association is built upon the professionalism and integrity
of our members. Our members represent all facets of our industry – from banking
to building. In an industry which is largely unregulated throughout the country,
our members choose to do business the right way by operating under a code of ethics,
and with an expectation of professionalism and integrity. A complete list of our
members can be found on this site under the tab Membership list . Our leagues of
professionals are working hard to build a strong New Brunswick!
Canadian Home Builders’ Association Code of Ethics
applicable building codes of Canada as a minimum standard for construction and shall
work towards its improvement in the interest of structural sufficiency, safety and
plan their sites
and homes to conform to the principles of good community planning and support for
with their employees, subcontractors, and suppliers of all goods and service commitments.
and experience, and encourage research on materials, technical advancements and
building techniques in order to provide the best value for their customers.
avoid all conduct
and practice detrimental to the house building industry, to the Association, to
the good name or reputation of any of its members, or its customers.