Government liaison is one of the primary reasons that the Canadian Home Builders’ Association exists. At the national level the Association deals with the federal government on behalf of members, and the provincial home builder associations deal with their respective provincial governments.It is the local home builder associations who are responsible for taking the industry’s input and concern to municipal governments, local boards and agencies.CHBA-Edmonton Region takes this responsibility seriously and is dedicated to pursuing a proactive and sustained program that is shaped by two fundamental principles that guide its response to local housing policy:
The realization of these fundamental principles requires a partnership between government and the housing industry. While the industry actually builds housing, the Association endorses the principle of industry/government partnership. This partnership is required to achieve the above principles while improving quality, affordability and choice.
CHBA-ER has identified four fundamental components of sound housing policy:
CHBA-ER believes that these fundamentals provide a solid foundation for sound policy. They identify the legitimate roles of government and industry and form the basis for CHBA-ER’s approach to industry/government consultations. The Association remains firmly committed to these fundamentals, which define the industry’s relationship with government and its approach to housing.
CHBA-ER Government Relation activities are focused on three key areas: