What We Do
What does OHBA do?
The Ontario Home Builders’ Association is the voice of the building, land development and professional renovation industry in Ontario. It is a voluntary association whose primary goal is to positively impact provincial legislative, regulatory and tax policies that affect the industry.
As #homebeliever champions, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) believes in the great Canadian dream of home ownership by supporting more housing choice and supply across Ontario. OHBA is the voice of the residential construction industry in Ontario, representing 4,000 member companies organized into 27 local associations across the province. Our membership is made up of all disciplines involved in land development and residential construction, including: builders, developers, professional renovators, trade contractors, manufacturers, consultants and suppliers.
In addition, OHBA collects, analyzes and distributes information to its members and the general public; promotes innovation and professionalism within the industry; promotes affordability and choice in housing; and provides group benefit plans and other membership services. Our members have built over 700,000 homes in the last ten years in over 500 Ontario communities. The residential construction industry employs over 500,000 people and contributes over $60 billion to the provincial economy. The best way to think of OHBA is as a network of volunteers working in committees to advocate, inform and educate interests in these core areas.
OHBA provides members with professional high-powered advocacy. OHBA representation at meetings with ministry officials varies with the matter being discussed and the status of discussion. OHBA serves on provincial task forces, submits written briefs and makes presentations at Standing Committee hearings.