Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Home Builders' Association / Kevin Lee, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canadian Home Builders' Association
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Kevin Lee, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-02-06
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 870292-470
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 368

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 11

Version 15 of 44 (2008-05-21 to 2009-01-26)

Version 15 of 44 (2008-05-21 to 2009-01-26) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Canadian Home Builders' Association
Suite 500
150 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5J4
Telephone number: 613-230-3060  Ext.: 222
Fax number: 613-232-8214  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: JOHN K KENWARD, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER  
Description of the organization's activities: Mission Statement - the mission of the Canadian Home Builders' Association is to be the voice of the residential construction industry in Canada, to achieve an environment in which our membership can operate profitably and to promote affordability and choice in housing for all Canadians
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Members are involved in the residential construction industry - including new home builders, home renovators, residential developers, financial service provider, realtors etc.
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2006-10-31
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Natural Resources Canada $100,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Charles Crenna
Position title: Director, Urban Issues
Public offices held: No
Name: David Foster
Position title: Director, Environmental Affairs
Public offices held: No
Name: Michael Gough
Position title: Coordinator, Membership Services
Public offices held: No
Name: Donald Johnston
Position title: Senior Director, Technology and Policy
Public offices held: No
Name: Jack Mantyla
Position title: National Co-ordinator, Education and Training
Public offices held: No

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canada Mortgage & Housing, Canada Post, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Finance Canada (FIN), Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: building codes, Consumer Issues, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Health, housing affordability, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, insurance, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, technical and technology, Transportation, warranty
Subject Matter: Retrospective: pre-budget consultations, study of underground economy, future of R-2000 program, national building code requirements, energy conservation, environmental impacts of housing, anti-money laundering regulations
Subject Matter: Prospective: Any and all issues/subjects related to the functioning of Canada's housing system - financial, legal, technical. Issues to be dealt with include: working with Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes to uphold the integrity of the National Building Code: Health, Safety and Structural sufficiency; Future of Canada's National Standards system for construction products (with National Research Council of Canada (NRC); Building code development (With NRC); Study of availability of skilled labour; labour force requirements (with Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSD), Citizenship and Immigration Canada; Underground economy and impact on labour force with Canada Revenue Agency; barriers to cost effective construction & development, examination of other countries measures to promote housing affordability; Review of Australian experience re: regulation of cash economy, etc; Support for regulatory simplification for small businesses, with Industry Canada; anti-money laundering regulations; Development of environmental guidelines for residential development (with CMHC and IRC-NRCC); greenhouse gas emissions policy
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Legislative Proposal, Policy or Program, Regulation Amendments to Immigration Act with respect to transitional rules for some ecnomic class immigrants, undocumented workers, and pass marks for those applying as immigrants to Canada as skilled people
Policy or Program, Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Continued support for the R-2000 program
Policy or Program Environmental guidelines for residential communities
Policy or Program, Regulation Federal efforts to combat money-laundering as they affect the residential construction industry
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Federal infrastructure funding
Policy or Program, Regulation Greenhouse gas emissions policy
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Renewal of Get It in Writing! Campaign
Policy or Program, Regulation Replacement of the Contract Payment Reporting System with an alternative
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Revision of policy relating to GST rebate for new housing
Policy or Program, Regulation Role of National Building Code in energy efficiency of houses and other environmental matters
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Support for new labour market strategy

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Economic outlook 2008-10-28
Employment and Training 2008-10-28
Financing of housing 2008-10-28
Labour supply 2008-10-28
Government institutions added through a communication report: Bank of Canada View

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