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The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)is Canada's premiere not-for-profit, national organization that advocates and assists in the advancement of green building and sustainable community development. With a membership of over 1200 organizations and 2,500 individual members in fields ranging from design, building, operations, homes, communities, suppliers and retailers the CaGBC has made incredible strides towards achieving the mission of reducing our environmental impact. In total, they have already educated more than 20,000 green professionals  and given them knowledge to further advance the green marketplace.

 

Chapter Membership

 

In addition to the national body, the CaGBC works in partnership with a national network of CaGBC Chapters across Canada to connect like-minded people locally and across the country. Currently, their regional Chapters serve communities right across the country and assist in advancing the mission and the vision of the Canada Green Building Council from the grass roots. On a local level, these regional chapters help by connecting with local government officials, businesses and other members of their community. The regions are classified by the following areas:

  • BC
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba Region
  • The Greater Toronto Area
  • The Ottawa Region
  • The Atlantic provinces

 

Why Join a Chapter

 

There are many different reasons for joining a local Chapter of the CaGBC that range from discounts on green events to networking, to free Chapter memberships for all employees of CaGBC national member companies. Local chapters provide their members with many opportunities to connect with experts in the green building industry, as well as teach upcoming people interested in the movement. Additionally, members get special access, tours and other educational opportunities.

  • Members can receive discounts on educational events such as workshops, live or virtual webinars, reference guides including manuals and textbooks, and other study materials.
  • Members will receive discounts on events ranging from private chapter events, such as meetings, lunches, dinners, sessions, tours, technical training, and other local events. They also often receive discounts on events that are held regionally such as trade shows or symposiums. Lastly, all members receive a discount on delegate fees for Building Lasting Change, Canada's premier green building industry conference and expo.
  • Members also get access to industry events and networking opportunities that can advance their careers. They become eligible to run for their local Chapters Board of Directors. They also are eligible to participate in regional committees, meetings and other initiatives as dictated by the Chapter board.

Fees to Join

If you are an employee of a national member company, you can join your local Chapter for free. If not, a one year Chapter membership costs just $100 plus HST. Likewise, if you are an Emerging Green Builder, new to the industry, and under 30 years of age, you can join your local Chapter for only $35 plus applicable taxes, or free if you are employed by a company that is a CaGBC national member. You can't beat these prices when it comes to building your professional network.

 

Overall, joining a local Chapter of the CaGBC is ideal for anyone on the green building business. Not only do you get to network with like-minded individuals and business people, but you also great incredible discounts and perks at events, conferences, educational materials and much more.


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