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The Canadian Farm Builders Association

CFBA Objectives:

  • To promote and advance the construction of structurally sufficient, environmentally sound, and efficient farm buildings in Canada
  • To promote and advance the standards of farm structures through research, education and practical application.
  • To encourage high quality work and fair dealings by CFBA members towards the farming community and the general public.
  • To represent the membership in legislation proposals, codes, safety, labour, and other matters administered by governments.
  • Organize and support meetings to provide education and exchange information amongst CFBA members, in a manner that complies with the requirements of the Competition Act.
  • To promote and foster the safety, knowledge, skill, capability, sustainability and fairly earned success of the members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association.

Achieving CFBA Objectives:

  • Communicate effectively regarding issues and news relevant to farm builders from the construction and agriculture industries
  • Relationship-building opportunities provided for members in the farm building community
  • Annual Conference provides members with educational opportunities from a diverse lineup of speakers on topics relevant to farm building
  • Annual Golf Tournament enables members to network and invite colleagues and guests to an enjoyable and rewarding event
  • CFBA educational opportunities (Lunch & Learn / Seminar) organized in partnership with industry leaders
  • Leadership opportunities provided 
  • Database maintained on CFBA website, providing opportunities for members 
  • CFBA website maintained on ongoing basis with regular updates and current information provided  
  • CFBA By-laws, Code of Ethics, and Objectives reviewed annually, and updated as needed, providing framework for effective operation of the Association 
  • Promotional opportunities offered through sponsorship, recognition, and appreciation  
  • Advocate with governments regarding issues that affect farm builders  
  • Annual Awards program rewards leaders in the farm building industry
  • C.O.C.A. (Council of Ontario Construction Associations) membership actively maintained with CFBA participation and involvement
  • Education: provide information regarding external workshops and seminars relevant to farm building 
  • OMAFRA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs) effectively liaise and communicate with OMAFRA representative(s) to advance mutually shared interests 
Quality is the result of current knowledge of building codes, construction practices and environmental requirements.

Typical projects our members are involved in building include: 

  • poultry barns
  • drive sheds
  • pole barns
  • beef and dairy barns
  • horse riding arenas
  • vegetable stands
  • machinery storage sheds
  • swine housing
  • hay and crop storage
  • hobby/recreational facilities
  • workshops
  • wholesale & retail facilities
  • manufacturing plants
  • chemical and pesticide storage
  • warehouse facilities

 

 

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