Tag: giving back

CHBA-Central Okanagan Members Build Gingerbread Homes in Support of Habitat for Humanity

After a hectic year where many have spent a lot of time at home, “there’s no place like home” has never rung truer. This Holiday season, members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA-Central Okanagan) are getting involved in the “There’s No Place Like Home” virtual Gingerbread House Photo Contest, hosted by Habitat for Humanity Okanagan.   Through volunteer labour and … Continued

Building Dream Homes for Charity in Edmonton, Alberta

“To create a strong community it’s critical that the people who live here – in Edmonton – are healthy. For us that means helping our local hospitals,” said Paul Lanni, president of Averton Homes, when asked about building a dream home in Alberta’s Full House Lottery. In over two and a half decades the Full … Continued

Local tradespeople volunteer time to renovate Alberta Hospital

In 2015, the local Home Builders’ Association in Edmonton, Alberta (CHBA-Edmonton Region) began an initiative called the “Renovation Month Days of Service.” Led by its Renovator Committee, the initiative supports different charities every year by donating time, expertise, and materials through a renovation. Last month CHBA Edmonton Region won CHBA’s Community Service Award for their … Continued

Cardel Homes Grants Wishes with Dreams Take Flight

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney For nearly two decades, Cardel Homes has been working with Dreams Take Flight  to help realize the dreams of children across Canada. The Canadian home builder sponsors the Calgary and Ottawa chapters, having done so since 2003, hosting … Continued

Macanta Design Build Saves an Addition Renovation

The writer is a member of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA). This project involved a rental property that needed renovations to an addition. The planned changes were not complex, and for most professional renovators would have been a relatively small project. There was a 2-storey addition in place. The original goal for the project … Continued

GVHBA Renovates Home Away from Home for Easter Seals’ Families

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association celebrated 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 of the Easter Seals House 3rd Floor Lounge. The … 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

#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