Links for Consumers

Use the helpful links on this page to learn more about the new home buying process, protections for home buyers, the home building, development and renovation sectors and local building information.

Home Buying and Building Industry Resources

Canadian Home Builders’ Association. The voice of Canada’s residential construction industry. Extensive information resources.

Ontario Home Builders’ Association. Giving residential builders a say in provincial government, facilitating positive industry changes and providing links between home-building businesses, suppliers and professionals.

Canadian Construction Association. Representing Canada’s largest industry. Information on CCA, its issues, publications, services, members and the construction sector in general.

EnerQuality. A partnership between the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), EnerQuality designs and delivers green building programs to the residential construction industry.

Renovation Resources

RenoMark™ Program. Renovate with confidence. Looking for the RIGHT renovator? Look for this logo.

Ontario Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit. As a senior 65 years or older in Ontario, you could qualify for a tax credit to help with the cost of making your home safer and more accessible.

Government Resources

Canadian Consumer Information.  A government of Canada site offering detailed consumer information on housing and related topics in Canada.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation – CMHC. The Government of Canada’s national housing agency. Thinking of buying your own home? CMHC offers a range of information, resources and services to guide you through this process.

Affordability and Choice Today – ACT.  Advocacy group working for better homes for Canadians, sponsored by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and jointly managed by the Canadian Home Builders Association, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Tarion Warranty Corporation.  Established in 1976 to protect the rights of new home buyers and regulate new home builders. Tarion administers the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, which outlines the warranty protection that new home purchasers are entitled to in Ontario.

City of Brantford Development & Planning Departments. Working with residents, neighbourhood groups, businesses, and developers to manage land uses and ensure compliance to construction standards in the City.

City of Brantford Building Reports. Reports by month or year in PDF format.

County of Brant Building and Renovating. Information regarding permits, building and renovating in Brant County and much more.