Renovation Month

Every October during Renovation Month, the Renovator Committee works with a local organization to provide a charitable renovation. Volunteers and donors come together from across the Association and beyond to put together a two day renovation. Read below about some of the wonderful past renovations

Uncles & Aunts at Large -Edmonton Area Society

On October 2nd and 3rd, the Renovation Committee partnered with Uncles & Aunts at Large Edmonton Area Society to complete a two-day renovation project ensuring single-parent families and youth in need have access to safe and accessible programming. The current facility hosting Uncles & Aunts at Large was last renovated over 20 years ago, making these upgrades essential for improving accessibility and functionality.

The renovation included:
-Updating the basement kitchen with new cabinets, stone countertops, shelving, appliances, and plumbing fixtures
-Creating food-safe storage
-Bathroom upgrades with new lighting, custom cabinets, stone countertops, plumbing fixtures, and wallpaper
-Repairing and replacing the exterior fence
-Fresh paint inside and out
-Adding storage in the reception area

We were thrilled to be part of this project that embodies the spirit of community and giving back. Together, we’re building a better future.

Thank you to the Renovator Committee and all the sponsors and volunteers for being amazing ambassadors for the residential construction industry. Between the cash donations, supplies, and the countless hours put into the planning, preparation, and renovation, your support was essential in ensuring this project came to life. 

If you want to get involved for next year’s project or to learn more about the Renovation Committee, please contact

Catholic Social Services

Renovator Committee and volunteers come together to complete the Renovation Project for Catholic Social Services

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, CHBA-ER volunteers revealed the final product of the October Renovation Month Project to the team at Catholic Social Services.

The project included renovating the basement area of a supportive/transitional house for young mothers who may be escaping domestic violence, experiencing houselessness or are refugees. The completed project brings functionality to the space by turning the basement into an area that is safe, warm and welcoming for new moms and children. The project involved expanding a bedroom, building frost walls throughout to provide warmth, building new walls to define different areas including the laundry space, storage room, staff office, nursing room and playroom, as well as refinishing ceilings, lighting, walls and floors of the main spaces, and providing furnishings throughout.

Catholic Social Services has provided care to women at risk of intimate partner violence and houselessness. They offer a safe place for women leaving abusive relationships, homeless youth rebuilding their lives, and people with disabilities to live life to its fullest.

Thank you to the Renovator Committee for organizing and leading the way and all our members and volunteers who participated. Whether it was a donation of supplies, labour, cash, or time, the generosity of all those involved is greatly appreciated.

Be Brave Ranch

Amazing member volunteers complete the Renovation Project for Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch

On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, CHBA – ER revealed the efforts of the Reno Project completed for the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch.

The project involved renovating decks in order to allow access to residence buildings that had been left vacant due to these exterior maintenance requirements. By correcting building gates at the top of the stairs and providing safe and functioning railings, the rehabilitation of the decks will allow the program to open the residence and change the lives of many more children each year.

“We were so excited to be chosen by the Canadian Home Builders Association – Edmonton Region to complete one of our much-needed renovation projects,” said Dr. Wanda Polzin Holman, Clinical Director of Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch.

“This amazing group of companies and individuals are volunteering their time and sourcing materials to fix railings and gates on two of our houses. We are extremely grateful as this allows us and creates space to support children, youth, and families to do their much-needed trauma therapy to change their trajectories and stories moving forth,” said Dr. Polzin Holman.

The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch is a specialized treatment centre that provides a safe space for children who have been sexually abused and their families to receive comprehensive therapeutic interventions, combined with physical and recreational activities, within a camp-like environment.


We would like to thank the Renovator Committee and all our members who took part in the project. Whether it was a donation of supplies, labour, cash, or time, the generosity of all those involved is greatly appreciated.

Kids Cottage

CHBA – Edmonton Region Partners with Kids Kottage Foundation for Renovation Month

October is Renovation Month in Canada and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region (CHBA-ER) is pleased to be taking this opportunity to give back to the local community with a two-day renovation at Kids Kottage Foundation on October 2 and 3, 2019.

The project involved refurbishing high-traffic areas of the facility including significant upgrades to the intake area, outdoor courtyard, and the snoezelen/staff room. While the courtyard gives children a space to play, the snoezelen room is a sensory-calming area with lights and soft toys designed to provide comfort and tranquility.

“We are so honoured to have been chosen as the recipient of this generous gift from CHBA – Edmonton Region,” said Janine Fraser, Executive Director of Kids Kottage Foundation. “It can be a scary process going to a place you aren’t familiar with, especially as a child. The renovations will create a warm and comforting space to welcome our children while helping to alleviate some of the anxiety they can experience. We are so thankful for CHBA – Edmonton Region’s support, and so incredibly excited to see the beautifully renovated space.”

Kids Kottage Foundation provides families with a bridge from crisis to calm. They support families in crisis by providing safe shelter for children, a 24-Hour crisis telephone line, positive parenting education and in-home follow-up support. Kids Kottage works with parents to prevent child abuse and neglect and helps to strengthen and preserve families.