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April 13, 2016

Bill 5: Seniors' Home Adaptation and Repair Act

The Alberta government has announced a new program to provide low-interest home equity loans of up to $40,000 to seniors to improve the safety and sustainability of their homes. About 145,000 senior households would be eligible for the loan program.

Bill 5, the Seniors’ Home Adaptation and Repair program would allow senior homeowners, who qualify, to finance essential home repairs and adaptations, including:

  • Widening doorways or hallways
  • Installing walk-in tubs
  • Roof replacements
  • Electrical repairs

The program is scheduled to begin July 1, 2016. Click here for more details.

CHBA – Alberta has provided information to the Ministry of Seniors and Housing about the Get It In Writing campaign and is reaching out to media and seniors organizations to suggest this would be a valuable resource for seniors who are planning a project. There may be opportunities for Locals to promote Get It In Writing in conjunction with this program. 

February 17, 2016

CHBA Net Zero Energy (NZE) labelling Program

To accelerate the uptake of the new CHBA NZE label, and to help ensure that builders and renovators across Canada have an opportunity to access appropriate NZE training, three of the CHBA NZE Housing Council sponsor members have proactively stepped forward to provide funding for the delivery of a limited number of one-day NZE Builder Training sessionsThese sponsored sessions are indicated in the chart below with an asterix.*







Feb 29

Mar 1*


Sun Ridge Residential



Mar 3*





Mar 4*




Apr 4

Apr 5*




Apr 7

Apr 8*




Apr 11

Apr 12




Apr 18

Apr 19*




Apr 21

Apr 22*


Nova Scotia HBA




The CHBA NZE Builder Training is mandatoryfor participation in the CHBA NZE Labelling Program. (Builders must also complete NRCan R-2000 Builder Training.) As a part of this training, participants will receive a copy of the CHBA Builders' Manual. The CHBA NZE Builder Training can only be delivered through the CHBA NZE Qualified SOs by CHBA NZE Qualified Trainers.Learn more about how to become a CHBA NZE Qualified Builder/Renovator here.

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October 30, 2015

A huge THANK YOU to all those members who participated in the first annual CHBA-ER Renovators’ Community Service Day, whereby local home renovation companies and their suppliers worked together to make a significant impact in the community by collectively undertaking a two-day renovation project. This was a fantastic way for the CHBA-ER Reno Committee to celebrate October as “Renovation Month.” 


This year the Community Service Day focused on helping at the Edmonton Pilgrims Hospice.


In all, 35 volunteer workers from 20 different companies participated in renovating and improving the infrastructure and common living areas of the Pilgrims Hospice!  In addition to having fun, working together and helping raise awareness for a wonderful charity, the members raised $900 in cash donations, as well as thousands of dollars in donations of time and materials!  For pictures of the event, see the attachments below and please visit the CHBA-ER Facebook page: for links to the Pilgrims Hospice site. 


As you know, Pilgrims Hospice provides supportive and compassionate family centred care to enhance the quality and dignity of life for those diagnosed with a progressive, life-threatening illness as well as solace to those who are bereaved.  Because of your generous support, Pilgrims Hospice is a more inviting, brighter and welcoming space!  In the words of Deb Birkett, Director of Pilgrims Hospice, “Angels walk among us!  Our clients LOVE the new space, and we all love having a safer and more inviting environment for them.  Thank you all for gifting us with this wonderful project.”  


This was a fantastic way for the CHBA-ER Reno Committee to celebrate “Renovation Month” and we look forward to working with all of you again next year to make this an annual event. 

Thank you again for your time and energy.

Sincerely, your sub-committee organizers,


Angela Hassell, EMCO


Renée Majeau, City MiniMix Concrete


September 29, 2015

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