Benefits of a CHBA-Saskatchewan Membership
The Canadian Home Builders' Association - Saskatchewan strives to provide members with the resources you need to succeed in the residential construction industry today:
Consumers can be assured that our members abide by a Code of Ethics and membership requirements such as the mandatory third party warranty program. Our builders, renovators and accountable member agencies demonstrate and promote consumer protection within the residential construction industry.
- The RenoGuide is a listing of renovators and other members who are held to a Code of Ethics and follow required business practices. These members carry the Renomark symbol as a mark of excellence and commitment to consumers.
- The ENERGY STAR® for New Homes initiative promotes energy efficiency guidelines that enable new homes to be more energy efficient than those built to minimum provincial building codes. Check out our list of energy star certified industry professionals in our member directory.
The Association can provide you with opportunities to effectively promote your business, products and services to both consumers and other industry members. Events such as the HomeStyles Home Show and the Annual Bridges Awards as well as inclusion in our printed and online membership directories can provide you with the visibility you need. Every member of the Association has the opportunity to participate through sponsorship, advertising and participation prior to, or during, events.
- The Annual Bridges Awards recognize excellence and outstanding performance by home builders, renovators and developers in the areas of construction, design, marketing and sales and service.
- The HomeStyles Home Show showcases the latest trends and know-how in the residential construction industry. Hundreds of organizations participate each year, showcasing thousands of products and services related to home building, renovating and decorating. www.homestyles.com.
- Builder View is the weekly newsletter of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders' Association. Keeping members informed about what the Association is doing and what is going on in the residential construction industry, Builder View is also an opportunity for you to advertise your company.
The Association offers numerous opportunities to connect with other members who share a common commitment to success. Participating in committee projects and attending meetings, networking events and social functions will help you establish connections within the industry.
- General Meeting (monthly September to March)
- Bridges Awards (February)
- Annual Auction (May)
- President's Classic Golf Tournament (August)
Research, Policy & Regulation
When you join the Canadian Home Builders' Association - Saskatchewan you automatically become a member at three levels: locally, provincially and nationally. Solid relationships with all three levels of government allow the Association to effectively address policy matter that affect our members. The Association also continually works to maintain a regulatory environment and housing market.
Issues We Work to Address:
- Education & Training
- Housing Affordability
- Environmental Issues
- Consumer Protection & Warranty
- Housing Technology
Education & Training
The Association works continuously to improve the professionalism of the residential construction industry and all its employees through ongoing training and education. The Association's Skill Build Training Services Division offers member services to assist in the growth of business and industry.
- Recruitment - The Association identifies current employment opportunities within the residential construction industry and promotes these opportunities to skilled trades, Aboriginal peoples, youth and women. The Association also maintains a pool of interested candidates seeking employment.
- Apprenticeship - Association coordinators recruit and register apprentices into residential construction trades throughout Saskatchewan.
- Workplace Essential Skills - Courses are available for residential construction employers and their employees to develop or increase their existing foundational skills, thereby enhancing the professionalism of the industry. Essential Skills assessments and courses such as Blueprint Reading, Trades Math and Safety & Communications courses are coordinated through the Association.
- Training & Technical Seminars - Technical Seminars are provided to members and employees based on industry demand. Past topics have included Customer Service, Window Installation, Drywall Installation, Framer Upgrading and Mould Remediation. If you have an idea for a training or seminar topic, please email email@example.com.
- Certified Professional Home Builder Program - All builder and renovator members of the Association are required to complete the courses and examinations of this program. The courses are self-directed and create a level of professionalism amongst our builder and renovator members and the residential construction industry as a whole.
- Bridges & Foundations Career Development Corporation - This program provides support for training to employment initiatives which encourage sustainable and rewarding careers for Aboriginal and Métis peoples throughout Saskatchewan. This program fosters lasting benefits for individuals, families and communities through collaborative partnerships with industry, educational institutions and government agencies.