Our Association is a volunteer led organization. From governance to advocacy to event planning, every aspect is initiated, organized, and carried out by our member volunteers.
It is through the achievements and accomplishments of our dedicated volunteers that the voice of the industry is heard. As individuals, volunteers expand their understanding of the industry and create personal and business connections to last a lifetime.
Our volunteers truly do make a difference.
Committees are established to oversee and address specific issues or interests face the home building industry in the Edmonton Region. Committee members consist of a staff member and volunteers from our membership who see value in adding their voice to the committee. Without our committees, our work would not be as rich and successful as it is now.
Industry Advisory Committees
Government Relations Committee (GRC)
Government relations builds relationships between our Association and local municipal governments.
The GRC discusses and defines industry concerns, reviews proposed public policies, develops Association positions on various municipal issues, and guides the development and maintenance of key government relationships.
Emphasizing the need to foster and support choice, selection and affordability within Edmonton Region's housing market, the Committee acts as an effective voice for the industry. Committee membership is broad and diverse (reflecting the Association's membership) and always open to new members.
Builder Technical Committee (BTC)
The BTC represents single and multi-family home builders with a mandate to address matters facing these two sectors, while informing the membership of those matters. The BTC reports to the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC).
The Renovation Committee promotes professionalism, consumer awareness and education throughout the renovation industry. Group discussions focus on technical issues specific to renovators.
The Economics Committee discusses trends in the region's economic and labor markets and land supply and housing markets. The committee is comprised of builders, land developers, surveyors and government, financial, marketing and sales professionals.
Health & Safety Forum
The Health & Safety Committee focuses on job-site safety. Group discussions are held on such issues as: fall protection, safe work practices for roofers, framers' access to sites, ramps, stairs, guard rails, garbage maintenance, backfill openings, openings in floors and walls, safety programs and insurance, prime contractor issues, COR, and WHMIS. The Committee meets monthly and works closely with the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).
The NextGen Committee plans educational and social events targeted at up-and-coming members of the industry. NextGen provides members with an opportunity to network and discuss issues they are facing in the homebuilding industry.
NextGen hosts CHBA-ER's Mentorship Program and is heavily involved in supporting the Edmonton Region Homebuilder Charity (ERHC).
The Membership Services Committee works to promote CHBA-ER to all potential members in the homebuilding industry. The committee actively works to recruit new members, and retian members.
They focus on enhancing the benefits of membership by creating a meeting schedule of networking and learning events that add value and are well attended. They look for dynamic speakers and meaningful presentation topics that will appeal to the broad-base of our membership. Volunteers on this committee need to have a passion for the Association and truly believe in the benefit of membership.
Marketing Communications Committee
The Marketing Communications Committee works to align the brand of the CHBA-ER with the associations mission and vision. They focus on growing the brand to be the respected source for the residential construction and renovation industry in the Edmonton Region. They work closely with Member Services to nurture and engage members, while looking for innovative ways to recruit new members.
The Awards of Excellence in Housing Criteria
The Awards of Excellence in Housing Criteria Committee is formed every year in April to extensively review the criteria and survey process for all awards categories. The committee determines if any changes are required in advance of the coming year's show.
They also review:
- A limited component of the judging process. (Due to the confidential nature of the judging process, most changes are made internally.)
- Any issues brought forward from the previous year's event.
The Awards of Excellence in Housing Event
The Awards of Excellence in Housing Event Committee assists the Programs and Services/ Events Manager with planning the annual Awards of Excellence in Housing Gala, including helping to organize entertainment, décor, set up, take down, budget, prizes, and gifts.
The Golf Committee assists with the planning and execution of the annual CHBA-ER Charity Golf Tournament. Committee members are very active at the event, assisting with registration and sign-in, distributing prize bags, selling mulligans, setting up signs, and coordinating the tournament dinner.
The Curling Committee is in charge of drafting teams, booking ice times, organizing catering and prizes, and managing the budget for its annual wind-up.
The RCIC Sessions Committee is responsible for researching topics that members want to hear about and arranging top-of-the-line speakers to deliver them at the conference.
RCIC Sponsorship & Marketing
The RCIC Sponsorship & Marketing Committee is responsible for reaching out to industry related companies and expanding the success of the show, securing sponsorship, and promoting delegate attendance.