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Working together for a better built Ontario

The OBOA works with professional associations, governments, educational institutions, companies, nonprofits and other organizations in the planning, building and growing of Ontario communities.

Our partners contribute expertise, ideas, volunteer power, advocacy and more and are vital to bringing the OBOA mission of a safe, sustainable and accessible Ontario to life.

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) is the voice of the residential construction industry in Ontario, representing 4,000 member companies organized into 29 local associations across the province. The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OBHA) is...

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Tarion

Tarion

For more than 40 years, Tarion has provided new home warranty protection to more than two million Ontario homes. They serve new home buyers and new home owners by ensuring that one of their life’s biggest investments is protected. Almost every new home in...

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Woodworks

Woodworks

Wood WORKS! is a national campaign to increase the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction. The Canadian Wood Council leads this program with funding support from the wood industry, the federal government and provincial...

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Quebec Association of Building Inspectors (AIBQ)

Quebec Association of Building Inspectors (AIBQ)

Established in the early 90’s, AIBQ is a non profit organization which regroups the largest number of building inspectors in Quebec. Residential building inspection is a unique discipline, distinct from construction, engineering, architecture or municipal...

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Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

OSPE is the only engineering association in the province that is mandated to serve the needs of the entire engineering community, including professional engineers and all engineering graduates, interns and students. They are passionate about elevating the...

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Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)

Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)

The Ontario Association of Architects is a self-regulating organization governed by the Architects Act, which is a statute of the Government of Ontario. The Association is dedicated to promoting and increasing the knowledge, skill and proficiency of its...

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Nation Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Nation Research Council of Canada (NRC)

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, and fulfilling government mandates. [button...

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing works with local governments and partners across Ontario to build safe and strong urban and rural communities with dynamic local economies, abundant greenspace and a high quality of life. [button...

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge...

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Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA)

Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA)

The Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association is a National Trade Contractor’s Association. It has existed in one form or another since the 1920’s, and was incorporated under a Dominion Charter in 1961. CASA promotes, defends, enhances and improves the business...

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Canadian Wood Council (CWC)

Canadian Wood Council (CWC)

The Canadian Wood Council represents the Canadian wood products industry through a national federation of associations. The Mission of the Council is to expand market access and increase demand for Canadian wood products through excellence in codes,...

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Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA)

Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA)

The CFAA was founded on July 10, 1973 and remains steadfast in its original mission to "Maximize the Effectiveness and Use of Fire Alarm Systems in the Protection of Life and Property". They remain steadfast in their commitment to a safer Canada by...

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Building Officials Association of BC

Building Officials Association of BC

The BOABC has a membership approaching 1000. They primarily represent local government Building Officials and those involved in building design, construction, testing and research. BOABC members serve on many provincial committees that review building...

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Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO)

Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO)

AMO works to make municipal governments stronger and more effective. Through AMO, Ontario’s 444 municipalities work together to achieve shared goals and meet common challenges. Through their policy development, cost-saving programs, conferences and...

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LexisNexis

LexisNexis

LexisNexis is a leading provider of comprehensive information and business solutions to professionals in a variety of areas, legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic. LexisNexis helps knowledge-driven...

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Toronto Area Chief Building Officials Committee

Toronto Area Chief Building Officials Committee

The Toronto Area Chief Building Officials Committee (TACBOC) is a voluntary association of Chief Building Officials from municipalities in and around the Greater Toronto Area. TACBOC was established shortly after the proclamation of the Building Code Act...

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Ontario Municipal Management Institute (OMMI)

Ontario Municipal Management Institute (OMMI)

The Ontario Municipal Management Institute is a non-profit organization established by Ontario′s municipal associations with the support of the Government of Ontario, to facilitate and promote management development programs for municipal personnel. OMMI...

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International Code Council

International Code Council

The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code...

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Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association

Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association

Established in 1999, the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) is dedicated to providing a strong provincial voice and access to a large network of onsite wastewater professionals throughout Ontario. The Onsite Wastewater industry is at the front...

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Canadian Standards Association

Canadian Standards Association

The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.Visit...

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Ontario General Contractors Association

Ontario General Contractors Association

The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) is Canada’s only provincial association of general contractors. Established in 1939, they are an advocate and advisor to its member companies. [button link="https://www.ogca.ca/" type="arrow-small"...

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Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers

Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers

Founded in 1975 to provide training for all municipal personnel who are engaged in the administration or the enforcement of legislation governing the maintenance, occupancy, repair and improvement of property and the environment. [button...

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Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association Inc.

Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association Inc.

The Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association Inc. (OPIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the health and wellbeing of the Province of Ontario through safe plumbing. Founded in 1920, their primary purpose is to promote the improvement of...

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Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials

Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials

The Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials group (LMCBO) has been a strong advocate of building regulatory reform since its inception in 1990. It is comprised of the Chief Building Officials in Ontario municipalities with populations over 50,000....

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Alliance of Canadian Building Officials Association

Alliance of Canadian Building Officials Association

The Alliance of Canadian Building Officials Association was founded in 1996 to provide Building Officials with a national body devoted to developing nationally recognized education and certification standards and programs. This provides a consistent and...

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Nova Scotia Building Officials Association

Nova Scotia Building Officials Association

The NSBOA represents Building Officials throughout the Province. Membership not only includes Municipal Inspectors, but also other Inspectors, Architects, Engineers, Designers, Technologists and those interested in the field. The Association provides...

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Saskatchewan Building Officials Association

Saskatchewan Building Officials Association

The Saskatchewan Building Officials Association is an Association which cooperates in the maintenance of building statutes and regulations in the Province and promotes understanding and uniform interpretation of the National Building Code of Canada and...

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Alberta Building Officials Association

Alberta Building Officials Association

The ABOA is a non-profit association created to promote the use and understanding of building codes and standards and to demonstrate the effectiveness of code enforcement by municipalities. ABOA recognizes the important role Safety Codes Officers play in...

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George Brown College

George Brown College

Our educational programs created in partnership with George Brown College, give people who are interested in entering the profession the essential knowledge needed to become a Building Official. The curriculum of the Building Officials Fundamental...

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Industry Resources

Manuals, reports, checklists and toolkits from our industry partners.

Manuals, reports, checklists and toolkits for health and safety