Are You Outstanding in Your Field – Alone?
Join our league of Professionals – Become a Member of
the Canadian Home Builders’ Association!
The Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) is one association representing the
residential construction industry and serving our members at three levels-locally,
provincially and nationally. All levels work closely together and when you join
the CHBA in Prince Edward Island you automatically become a member at the provincial
and national levels. And you benefit from Association services and activities at
all three levels.
Monthly meetings, social activities, newsletters,
workshops, access to expert advice, 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.
But we represent our members in more ways than just hosting social events to bring
all members together. We represent our members at the three levels of government
voicing concerns on their behalf – we are the voice of the Residential
Construction Industry – Nationally, Provincially and Locally
Who is your voice on issues that matter to you?
Our Association is actively involved in the communities where our members and their
customers 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 our communities.
Membership with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association PEI (CHBA-PEI)
is the only Association in Prince Edward Island which represents the residential
construction industry on our Island.
Provincially. Our members' interests are well represented at the provincial level,
where the Association deals with a wide range of provincial government regulations,
policies and other housing matters that affect their businesses-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 opportunities for members to
meet and network with peers from across the province and Country and to promote
their businesses. Education and training programs for Association members are organized
at the provincial level.
At the national level, the CHBA represents and serves the entire
membership from coast to coast, and maintains the collective strength of the Association.
- We advocate the interests of the housing industry with the federal government, making
sure that political decision-makers and public servants respond to our concerns
- We make representations to intergovernmental bodies where federal and provincial
governments meet and make decisions affecting the industry.
- We report to our members on important national issues through regular newsletters,
special reports and a wide range of other publications.
- We create alliances with private and public research agencies to promote solutions,
innovation and demonstration projects that benefit both the industry and consumers
- We join forces with national partners on marketing activities to inform consumers,
promote professional new home builders and renovators, and provide business opportunities
- We develop courses, workshops, educational publications and consumer materials for
the benefit of members everywhere.
- We act as a forum for information sharing. We collect and distribute industry news.
Through our Councils and Standing Committees, members exchange ideas and learn from
each other. Our annual National Conference brings members together from across the
country. And our website with a separate Members' Area keeps everyone up to date
on the latest issues, developments and actions.
- We deliver training, advice and support for Association staff and volunteers across
the country to support their efforts to deliver valuable services and benefits to
How is the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Helping Our Industry? The Canadian
Home Builders' Association exists to serve the interests of our industry and to
help our members succeed and prosper in a complex and challenging environment.
Housing technology and the skills required to build quality homes are becoming more
demanding. Rapid changes in communication and information systems are having a profound
impact on the way we do business. In a diverse marketplace, the industry must respond
to changing consumer needs and preferences. At all levels, government policies have
a great deal of influence on our businesses.
In a constantly evolving business environment, the CHBA is the industry's agent
for positive change. We keep a constant eye on the regulatory environment and the
marketplace. We develop clear, practical positions on issues that matter to the
industry and our consumers. We make sure that our voice is heard-loud and clear-and
that we reach and influence decision-makers at all levels of government. Here are
some of the issues we are working on, on behalf of our members:
How Do I Apply for Membership?
- Taxation reform
- Regulatory reform
- Housing finance
- Housing affordability
- Infrastructure financing
- Builder liability
- Shortage of skilled labour
- Underground economy
- Smart growth
- Industry profitability
- Consumer protection
- Environmental regulations
If you wish to be a member of our league of professionals please complete
our Application for Membership found in this Membership Kit and forward it to our
office. Your application will then be presented to our Board for Directors at their
Annual Membership Dues:
Our current annual membership dues are $575.00 which will be pro-rated and you
will be invoiced once your application has been processed.
Why isCHBA-PEIa Local Association of CHBA-NB?
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Prince Edward Island
was offered the opportunity early in 2009 to establish a Prince Edward Island Local
of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick (CHBA-NB). The founding
Board of Directors of CHBA-PEI
, we considered whether being a Local of the
New Brunswick Local was the best route, or if it were possible for us to form a
PEI Provincial Association separate from New Brunswick. After careful consideration,
it was decided that being a Local of CHBA-NB would be much more achievable. This
means that we would become one of five Locals under the umbrella of the CHBA-NB.
By taking this route, we are not committed to any set timeline, and we can be a
provincial association in PEI at any time in the future when ready. However, what
it does give us is the opportunity to learn and be assisted by the expertise of
the New Brunswick people whom have been extremely successful in maintaining not
only a very strong provincial association, but four very successful Local Associations
as well. As a Local of the New Brunswick Association we are included in such things
as golf tournaments and the Annual Conference appropriately named – Habitation
which hosts speakers from around the Country, speaking on issues of interest to
our members. Nationally there is an annual Conference like none other offered by
any industry anywhere.
I trust you find the information contained herein informative and insightful. If
I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Prince Edward Island
TOP 10 GOOD REASONS FOR JOINING CHBA - PEI
…where you learn more about your business by participating in your
Improve your business
…through the information available
in publications that you receive and the exchange of ideas at meetings, seminars
and the annual Provincial and National Conferences.
Increase business contacts
every contact made is a potential asset to yourself and your business. Be better
informed…on what is being done in the housing industry through Home Builders’ Association
contacts with government bodies, trade journals, etc.
Further your own industry
prominent statesman once said “Every man owes a part of his time and money to the
business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has the right to withhold his
support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere”.
Acquire the prestige of membership
…in our known and respected Association that is
frequently called upon for assistance and recommendations by local, provincial,
and federal government agencies.
Support your industry’s organization
you are a “voice in the dark” but by joining other members of the team, we become
the “voice of the residential new home construction and renovation industry”.
needs “a friend”
…you may think it can’t happen to you – but when you need help,
the Association is there to lend you assistance.
No man is an island
…yes, you and
your ideas help and suggestions are needed to build a stronger Association, which,
in turn, gives you stronger representation at the municipal, provincial and national
… receive a discount on your annual Atlantic New Home Warranty
Lend you stature
…to helping housing grow and prosper as an industry
and a profession.