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A powerful presence within the profession, the OBOA inspires members and the building industry to make a positive impact on community growth. Members get instant access to certification, career advice, nation-wide job boards, mentorship, professional development, free resources, building code insights, advocacy, networking, fun events and more.


Housing starts in Ontario
in 444+ municipalities

*Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, YTD 2017

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Why members love the OBOA

OBOA has helped me greatly

I love learning to be able to provide safer and more efficient buildings for everyone to use.

Francois Pelchat,

Building Inspector, Kapuskasing

Member Plans

Whether you’re a student who is just starting out, a seasoned municipal employee, or any other professional impacted by building code regulations, our member plans are designed to help you succeed.

International Women’s Day profile: Barbara Waldron

March 8th is International Women's Day and this year, we are featuring Barbara Waldron, a Director on the OBOA Board...

Creating a barrier-free Ontario

Under the OBOA's partnership with the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility, accessibility training will be developed...
Alan Shaw OBOA TV

Alan Shaw, City of Sarnia

Alan Shaw, formerly Chief Building Official for the City of Sarnia, enjoys his job for the challenge and solving problems with Industry partners and construction trades.

Mandy Tsang, City of Vaughan

Mandy Tsang, City of Vaughan

Mandy Tsang is a senior Building Official for the City of Vaughan – one of Canada’s fastest-growing municipalities. Mandy loves that she can make an impact to public health and safety in her job and as a member of the OBOA.

Don Tedford, City of Hanover

Don Tedford, Town of Hanover

Don Tedford is the Chief Building Official for the Town of Hanover, County of Grey located halfway between Owen Sound and Kitchener.

Our Strategic Plan

We are committed to ensuring a safer, more sustainable and accessible Ontario by advancing the building official profession.

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