About the OBOA

We are guardians of a better built Ontario.

About the OBOA

We are guardians of a better built Ontario.

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We inspire the building of safe, sustainable and accessible communities.

Building code regulations are complex, interdependent and ever- evolving. The OBOA is deeply involved in the creation and evolution of the building code and is a trusted training, certification and advising resource for building industry professionals.

1900 members
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Our commitment

We are a self-governing, not-for-profit organization committed to establishing and maintaining a high professional standard in the administration of the building code.

About our members

Our members have hands-on experience interpreting the building code and work with engineers, architects, contractors, developers, and home owners in the planning, building and growing of communities. OBOA members are trained professionals who are dedicated to ensuring public safety for Ontario.

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Our mission

To support the construction of safer, more sustainable and accessible buildings in Ontario.

We do this by delivering training and certification to Building Officials, promoting uniform code application, working with industry partners, providing a voice to policymakers, and advancing the Building Official profession.

The impact of building code regulations

The building code is vital

Ontarians live, work and play in safe buildings as a result of The Ontario Building Code (OBC). When building regulations are followed, communities thrive and disasters are avoided.

Learn about the

Building code

Public Health & Safety

Public Health & Safety

Better Buildings

Better Buildings

Economic growth

Economic growth

Community innovation

Community innovation

Meet our leadership team

The OBOA’s leadership team draws on decades of experience to chart a course for the future and guide the building industry towards the construction of a better Ontario.

Leadership team

The OBOA board of directors

Our story

Since 1956, we’ve been known for our deep technical knowledge and forward thinking, driving modernization of the building code and innovation across the construction industry.

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