How CHBA members are active in their communities


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


Solmar Development Corp. donates $15 million to St. Catharines Hospital

Niagara HBA member Solmar Development Corp. made a heartfelt contribution into the Niagara region, with a donation of $15 million to the St. Catharines Hospital. The large financial gift, which was presented to the hospital by Angela Marotta and Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli, sisters in the family-owned development corporation, will contribute to the enhancement of the hospital’s medical facilities, advancement of research, and the overall improvement of healthcare services in St. Catharines, Ont. Thanks to the family’s transformational pledge, the hospital will be aptly named the Niagara Health Marotta Family Hospital. In an effort to build the Niagara community for generations to come, the donation is one of three philanthropic efforts made by the Marotta family in the last year, including $10 million to the South Niagara Hospital and $1.5 million to Gillian’s Place, one of the first of Ontario’s shelters created for women and children fleeing abuse.


Tricar Group invests $50,000 into Home for Good Campaign in Guelph

Tricar Group, a member of Guelph and District HBA, is committed to its community. The company recently gifted $50,000 to Guelph’s Home for Good Campaign, which is delivered jointly by The Guelph Community Foundation, Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, and United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. The Campaign aims to reduce the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness by 50 per cent in the Guelph-Wellington area. With this donation, Tricar hopes to help individuals and families secure permanent supportive housing. “We were inspired by how the campaign wanted to educate and create awareness about the vital role that permanent supportive housing plays in a healthy community,” says Tricar Vice-President Adam Carapella. “We are grateful to the Home for Good campaign and their work to create safe, warm and meaningful housing for the Guelph community.”


Genesis Builders Group packs healthy lunches for kids experiencing food insecurity

Beyond addressing housing affordability in their region, BILD Calgary member Genesis Builders Group took steps to address the widespread challenge of food affordability faced by parents, guardians and caretakers in their community. On two separate occasions, Genesis volunteers rolled up their sleeves and passionately dedicated their time to prepare 5,023 healthy lunches for kids experiencing food insecurity. In addition to their volunteer effort, Genesis also contributed $2,000 to Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids, reflecting their employees’ deep commitment to the cause. Genesis, which continues to volunteer and donate to family-centred organizations around the city, aims to showcase the profound impact that a collective effort can have on families’ and children’s well-being.