How CHBA members are giving back to their communities

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Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) members have been building, developing, and renovating Canadian homes for generations. We are sharing the extraordinary contributions CHBA members make in their communities every day through our ongoing #CdnBuilt for Generations campaign. Here are a few recent stories. To read more stories follow our hashtag or visit blog.chba.ca/category/giving-back.

CHBA Edmonton Region members complete two-day renovation of Uncles & Aunts at Large facility

Members of CHBA Edmonton Region (CHBA-ER) came together to give back to their community by partnering with local charity Uncles & Aunts at Large Edmonton Area Society. The agency, which offers companionship, mentorship, and friendly support for parents and youth from single-parent families in need, desperately required their facility renovated. To ensure the families and youth could access safe and accessible programming, members completed a two-day renovation of the agency’s facilities. This included renovations to the basement kitchen, creating food-safe storage, bathroom upgrades, replacing the exterior fence, adding storage to the reception area, and a fresh coat of paint inside and out. The upgrades, which were essential for improving the building’s accessibility and functionality, demonstrates CHBA-ER members’ commitment to building a better future for those in need in their community.

Fusion Homes donates $60k to Guelph Children’s Foundation food program

Fusion Homes demonstrated a deep commitment to its community, with a generous gift aimed at providing essential food security to families in need this holiday season. With rising food costs and financial challenges for many families in the Guelph and Wellington regions, Fusion Homes donated $60,000 to the Children’s Foundation Adopt-A-Family program. The program, which connects donors with families in need of support during the holiday season, saw the funds contribute to grocery gift cards for 600 families throughout Guelph and Wellington. “We are profoundly grateful for Fusion Homes’ commitment to our community,” says Karyn Kirkwood, executive director of the Children’s Foundation. “Fusion Homes’ remarkable gift is truly inspiring, and their generosity will bring hope and joy home for the holidays for hundreds of families.”

CHBA BC and CHBA-VI member provide tools to set up carpentry program at local secondary school

With labour shortages rampant in the residential construction sector and retirements slated to rise over the coming decade, members are recognizing the need to encourage youth to consider a rewarding career in the skilled trades. Thorough CHBA BC’s Workforce Development Program, CHBA BC teamed up with CHBA Vancouver Island (VI) member Slegg Building Materials to help inspire the next generation of skilled trades in Qualicum Beach. Facing budget restrictions, Kawlikum Secondary School required new tools to expand its existing joinery program to include carpentry – without them, the expansion wouldn’t be able to move forward. CHBA BC, with support from Slegg Building Materials, stepped up to donate almost $3,000 worth of tools to the secondary school, allowing the program to move forward and encouraging students with an interest in carpentry to pursue a career in the field.