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Training for Job Seekers

April 4, 2022

Eastern Ontario College Consortium Reach your full potential. Whether you want to start a new career, or your organization wants to improve its performance, we can help. We provide training to future and current workers in construction and health care in Eastern Ontario. Through our five member colleges, we connect job seekers to free training…

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Ottawa’s Next Big Housing Discussion: Zoning for Infill

March 30, 2022

Recently Statistics Canada released new census figures that showed the population of Ottawa-Gatineau grew from 1,371,576 in 2016 to 1,488,307 last year. This 8.5 per cent population growth over the last five years is higher than the national rate of 5.2 per cent, and meant Ottawa passed Calgary to become the fourth largest Canadian urban…

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RenoMark Members Thrive in the 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

March 18, 2022

The CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence 2022 Finalists have been announced. Once again, GOHBA members had an extremely strong showing with 8 members earning 17 nominations in 15 categories! A big congratulations to all of our local finalists and best of luck on May 13! Amsted Design-Build Best Bedroom/Suite: “Accessible Oasis” Best Kitchen Renovation…

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Event – Breakfast Social with Stephen Willis – Housing in Ottawa: What’s next – the OP and Beyond

March 3, 2022

We are excited to announce our second monthly Breakfast Social event coming in April, 2022, sponsored by Apsogos Contracting. For this event we are welcoming Stephen Willis – General Manager, Planning, Real Estate & Economic Development of the City of Ottawa. Stephen will discuss, Housing in Ottawa: What’s next – the OP and Beyond. This…

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February 23, 2022

  WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This workshop is for builders, designers, architects, and contractors who are looking to achieve higher performance housing in a cost-effective way. Estimators, trades, renovators, project managers, site supers/coordinators, and product suppliers will also find tremendous benefit from this workshop. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN? You’ll learn how to use NRCan’s Cost Benefit…

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GOHBA Community Magazine – Winter Edition 2022

February 23, 2022

The digital edition of GOHBA COMMUNITY Magazine – Winter 2022 is available now! The new edition includes features on: • The Official Plan • Ottawa’s Housing Market Outlook • Encouraging Careers in the Skilled Trades • 2021 Housing Design Award Winners • All Things Home People’s Choice Winner and GOHBA’s full Membership Directory!

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December 2021 new-home sales finish the year strong

January 17, 2022

By: Anita Murray, All Things Home | January 17, 2022   Photo credit: December 2021 recorded the highest new-home sales for the month in over a decade. . . New-home sales were up in December but, overall, 2021 saw fewer sales than the COVID-disrupted 2020 new-home market. There were 393 sales last month, up 37 per cent compared…

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January 14, 2022

By Tracy Hanes With accessible design making strides, builders’ options are growing This group doesn’t want to be defined by their age or disability, Kafka says. They want their homes to reflect who they are and are rejecting institutional-looking environments and products. “As much as I’d love to say aging-in-place is driving this change, what’s…

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COVID-19 Industry Update – January 4, 2022

January 5, 2022

Good afternoon, As part of our ongoing communication with members, we wanted to provide the following update: 1) New Home Construction and Renovation Not Affected by New COVID Restrictions The provincial government announced yesterday a return to a Modified Step 2 as of Wednesday, January 5 for a minimum of 3 weeks (at least January…

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