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Home Builders’ Associations urge Province to stay focused on the Greenbelt study areas

  February 17, 2021 – The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), with the support of our impacted network association members BILD, Brantford, Durham Region, Guelph & District, Haldimand – Norfolk, West End, Niagara, and Waterloo Region HBAs, are asking the that the Ontario government stay focused on the proposed Greenbelt expansion study areas announced for … Continue reading Home Builders’ Associations urge Province to stay focused on the Greenbelt study areas

Home Builders’ Association Supports Ontario Government’s Direction on Re-Opening the Economy

Monday February 8, 2021 – West End Home Builders’ Association (WE HBA) and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) applaud the Ontario government’s decision to remove the construction permitting restrictions and the prohibition on starting new renovations that were part of the emergency orders that came into effect on January 13. The changes announced today, … Continue reading Home Builders’ Association Supports Ontario Government’s Direction on Re-Opening the Economy

Home Builders’ Associations support Ontario Government’s Emergency Order to combat COVID-19 and increase health & safety requirements

Today, the Government of Ontario implemented a State of Emergency Order and invoked wide-ranging new measures to battle the spread of COVID-19 and protect the province’s health care system. The State of Emergency will take effect immediately and last for 14 days and the measures under the Emergency Order will take effect as of 12:01 … Continue reading Home Builders’ Associations support Ontario Government’s Emergency Order to combat COVID-19 and increase health & safety requirements

Home Building Industry Supports Ontario Move to Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions to Combat Rising Cases

  Hamilton, December 21, 2020 — West End Home Builders’ Association (WE HBA) and Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) support today’s provincial government action to combat rising COVID-19 cases. While new home building and renovations may continue with strict protocols in place, the industry recognizes the important responsibility that comes with being an essential workplace … Continue reading Home Building Industry Supports Ontario Move to Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions to Combat Rising Cases

West End HBA announces Michael Collins-Williams as new Chief Executive Officer

Hamilton, ON, December 1, 2020 – West End Home Builders’ Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Collins-Williams as its Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2021. Mike brings a wealth of expertise in planning, policy and government relations, having been a key contributor to the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) for over … Continue reading West End HBA announces Michael Collins-Williams as new Chief Executive Officer

How to prepare your business for a potential second wave

  Many doctors, epidemiologists, and other experts believe Canada will see a second wave of COVID-19, based on the history of infectious diseases. While there isn’t a precise definition of what will constitute this wave, we’ll know it’s here when we start to see a continuous rise in cases. In the fall, as schools and more … Continue reading How to prepare your business for a potential second wave