A Strong Voice in Government
Recognizing that governments, at all levels, have enormous impact on the housing industry, CHBA - Edmonton Region has made industry advocacy a high priority.
Immediate access to a wealth of knowledge that is available through monthly dinner and breakfast meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, technical publications, industry position papers, permit reports and economic forecasting.
Current information, activities and initiatives are the focus of our weekly newsletter, which is circulated to over 1,000 individuals, businesses, government departments and associations. CHBA - Edmonton Region’s annual Membership Directory for members only is a compact, easy to use reference guide that gives you the names, addresses, phone, fax, e-mail and contact persons of each member company.
Networking opportunities with professionals from every part of the residential building and renovation industry is a fundamental part of what CHBA - Edmonton Region is all about. Opportunities to stay in touch with clients, peers, and the development of new relationships while growing your business are available through activities such as:
Membership in CHBA - Edmonton Region means that your company will adhere to our commitment to professionalism in the most direct manner possible following the standards outlined in our Code of Ethics.
How we work
The Canadian Home Builders' Association is one association representing the residential construction industry and serving our Members at three levels: locally, provincially and nationally. All levels work closely together-when you join the CHBA – Edmonton Region, you automatically become a Member at the Alberta and National levels as well. And you benefit from Association services and activities at all three levels.
The CHBA – Edmonton Region provides you with monthly meetings, social activities, newsletters, workshops, access to expert advice, marketing campaigns, demonstration projects, awards programs; 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 in Alberta ’s Capital Region.
As well, the CHBA – Edmonton Region is actively involved in the Capital Region where our Members 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.
Our Members' interests are well represented at the provincial level, where the CHBA – Alberta 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 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 and priorities.
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 for Members.
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 Members.