Giving Back

CHBA builders, developers and renovators have been shaping Canada for generations, and they continue to work towards building strong communities today. Project #CdnBuilt for Generations celebrates giving back and creating communities for Canadians.  We’ll share what our members and local and provincial associations are doing today from coast to coast to make a difference.

#CdnBuilt: Homes By Dream Gives Back to Women in their Communities

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018 and is proud of its history of building and supporting communities across the country. The holidays are a time for generosity, giving, and goodwill; all things Homes by Dream Regina embodies through their annual Shoebox Project campaign. Since 2014, Homes by Dream has been … Continued

GVHBA’s Coats for Kids Kicks Off its 23rd Year

The holidays are a time to come together and celebrate with family and friends. But for families who are struggling to make ends meet, the holidays are particularly stressful – especially for those with children. In the spirit of the season, Canadians across the country are helping out, including the people who build our communities … Continued

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GVHBA Renovates Home Away from Home for Easter Seals’ Families

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018 and is proud of its history of building and supporting communities across the country. Together with the Renovation & Supplier’s Council, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) contributed to this history through its renovation the Easter Seals House 3rd Floor Lounge. The Easter … Continued

#CdnBuilt: Homes By Dream Gives Back to Women in their Communities

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018 and is proud of its history of building and supporting communities across the country. The holidays are a time for generosity, giving, and goodwill; all things Homes by Dream Regina embodies through their annual Shoebox Project campaign. Since 2014, Homes by Dream has been … Continued

GVHBA’s Coats for Kids Kicks Off its 23rd Year

The holidays are a time to come together and celebrate with family and friends. But for families who are struggling to make ends meet, the holidays are particularly stressful – especially for those with children. In the spirit of the season, Canadians across the country are helping out, including the people who build our communities … Continued

#CdnBuilt: CHBA Members Raise Money, Provide Employment for Vulnerable Youth

“This is all possible because of Saskatchewan citizens like Dr. Jones and the companies they represent. We are grateful beyond words and humbled with excitement of gaining such a tool in our effort to move youth from the street to community.” — Kim Sutherland, CEO Street Culture Project The Street Culture Project is a non-profit, registered charity … Continued

#CdnBuilt: Construction Cares

Making a Connection In 2016, the Purcell family hired Naikoon Contracting to build a home for their family that required several special features. Their first-born child, Trey, lives with MPS II – also known as Hunter’s Syndrome. MPS II is a rare terminal degenerative enzyme disorder that affects every part of a child’s body. Trey … Continued

#CdnBuilt: CHBACI and Thompson Rivers University Build a Dream Home

The homebuilding industry has a long record of community service and giving back to the cities and towns we live and work in. Each year, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) recognizes the voluntary efforts of its members and local associations who make a difference in the quality of life in their communities. Only one … Continued

#CdnBuilt: HHHBA raises $75,000 for local charities

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018, and is proud of its history of building and supporting communities across the country. The Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association (HHHBA) commemorated the occasion by giving back to their neighbourhoods in a big way: they raised $75,000 for local charities. Past HHBA President Takes One … Continued

#CdnBuilt: Reid’s Heritage Homes Helps Open Nephrology Clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Our daughter Kayla’s life was saved by the teams at McMaster Children’s Hospital,” write Charlotte and Tim Blevins of Reid’s Heritage Homes. In 2011, Kayla Blevin developed a severe E. coli infection, leaving her with life-threatening kidney failure and sending her to McMaster’s Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Now, six years later, Kayla has regained … Continued

CHBA-NL & Habitat for Humanity Partnership Strengthens #CdnBuilt Communities

For the past decade, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHBA-NL) has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador (Habitat NL) to effect positive change in their community. Newfoundland’s First Tiny Home is one result of this partnership. In March 2016, just prior to the CHBA-NL 33rd Annual Home Show, CHBA-NL … Continued

#CdnBuilt: Members of MHBA Renovate Home for Child with Scoliosis

To many people, a young girl with scoliosis and a group of home building and renovating professionals may seem an unlikely duo. But not to the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association (MHBA) and their past president Mike Moore, who were looking for a way to give back and make life better for someone in Winnipeg, Manitoba. … Continued

#CdnBuilt: CHBA Members Stand by Those Affected By B.C. Wildfires

Tens of thousands of British Columbians have been displaced as wildfires rip through the province, which was declared under a state of emergency in early July. Seeing how hard so many communities have already been hit, Lacey Developments jumped to action just last week. “As a homebuilder, we know this is not just a ‘today … Continued

#CdnBuilt for Generations: CHBA member revives Ottawa’s National Arts Centre in time for Canada’s 150th

Measured at more than one million square feet of concrete, brick and granite, the National Arts Centre has been home to thousands of cultural arts performances since its grand opening in 1969. On July 1, 2017 — 50 years after its original construction began— the Canadian landmark will be unveiled to the public once again, … Continued

Project Hope: Community Rallies to Build Net Zero Ready Home in Just Three Days

From June 9 to 11, 2017, CHBA Member Doug Tarry Homes gathered more than 600 volunteers in St. Thomas, Ontario to build Project Hope – a Net Zero Ready Home – in just three days. Proceeds of the sale of this new home will help support the family of a local man, Johnny Nooren, who … Continued

Cycling to end the cycle of poverty: CHBA President Eric DenOuden Exemplifies #CdnBuilt

Nine weeks, nearly 7,000 kilometres and 135 riders— CHBA president Eric DenOuden is not going on just any ordinary bike ride. Beginning June 26 in Vancouver, British Columbia DenOuden will kick off his cross-Canada trek to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty with Sea to Sea, a cycling project aimed at finding solutions to … Continued

CHBA past president Bob Finnigan proud of 36 lives saved through The Mikey Network

Bob Finnigan, CHBA past president 2016, speaks proudly and from the heart about the network of defibrillators founded by Herity/Heathwood Homes, where he is a principal. In 2002, Finnigan’s home builder/developer company based in Toronto, Ontario started The Mikey Network to place portable defibrillators in public spaces. Today, The Mikey Network has distributed roughly 2,200 … Continued

#CdnBuilt: Giving Back and Creating Communities

Members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) have been building, developing and renovating homes from coast to coast for generations. They know that strong communities are not just about bricks and mortar, but about the people living in them. That’s why our members are so passionate about giving back to Canadians. Whether it’s through … Continued