About Us

Bluewater Builders' AssociationThe Bluewater Builders Association (BBA) is the local voice of the residential construction industry. The Home Builders’ Associations in Canada are organized at three levels -- locally, provincially and nationally. All three levels work together to serve our members by keeping them informed, involved and prepared for today's business challenges. By obtaining a membership with BBA, you automatically become a member at the provincial and national levels. Locally BBA offers monthly meetings, newsletters, publications, workshops, access to expert advice, demonstration projects, awards programs, social activities...a full slate of services and activities that provides you the opportunity to make business contacts, gain knowledge and build your visibility with consumers. Provincially The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) works with the provincial government and agencies on a wide range of housing matters, from codes and standards to infrastructure financing and environmental legislation. Education and training programs for OHBA members are organized and delivered at the provincial level.

Nationally The Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) works with the federal government on issues that affect members-finance policy, taxation and the underground economy are some examples. As well, CHBA collaborates with public and private agencies to promote housing research and demonstration projects, consumer education programs and national marketing initiatives like New Homes Month and Renovation Month. The national office also provides members with a wide range newsletters, technical and marketing publications, and presents the annual CHBA National Conference and Awards programs.

CHBA members represent every area of Canada's housing industry - new home builders and renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, service professionals and others. For over fifty years, the CHBA has worked to build a strong and professional housing industry in Canada. Our activities are centered in three areas:

  1. Working to achieve a stable business environment for our members. The CHBA is committed to a fair and competitive marketplace, where all members have the opportunity to operate their business profitably.
  2. Working to promote and protect the interests of consumers. The CHBA believes that all Canadians have the right to decent, safe and appropriate housing. We also believe that all Canadians have the right to a reasonable opportunity to own a home.
  3. Working to support the professionalism of our members. We believe that skills, experience and integrity are the cornerstones of professionalism. CHBA provides members with opportunities to learn, grow and take pride in what they do.