Calgary's Housing and Development Industry launches

Canadian Home Builder's Association - Calgary Region and the Urban Development Institute - Calgary Launch Civic Election Candidate Platform

CALGARY, July 12 /CNW/ - The Canadian Home Builder's Association - Calgary Region (CHBA) and the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Calgary have launched, a new website designed to educate and mobilize the housing and development industry to vote in the upcoming October 18 municipal election. is a hub for up-to-date election news, and will provide pertinent information on topics that are of key importance to the 28,000 Calgarians who work in the housing and development industry.

" is a critical tool in what will be an important election for Calgarians. Through this website, our goal is to encourage everyone in our industry to get in the game by getting informed, engaged and most importantly, getting out to vote," said Don Dessario, Past President of CHBA - Calgary Region and member of the CHBA - Calgary Region / UDI - Calgary Political Task Force.

According to Michael Flynn, Executive Director of UDI - Calgary, "Through, we are putting forward a positive and educational platform to help lead a variety of debates with topics pertaining to the development of our city. To encourage communication and education, we are interviewing all declared candidates to find out where they stand on these critical issues, and sharing that information with our industry." recently sent a candidate survey to all confirmed mayoral candidates to get their thoughts on topics pertaining to housing and development in Calgary that are of importance to all voters. will showcase candidate interview results along with an industry analysis and feeds to major social networking sites. The website has been designed to provide industry members with discussion and information, encouraging them to cast an informed vote on October 18th. For more information, please visit

CHBA - Calgary Region represents over 700 member companies including single and multi family builders, renovators, land developers, trades, suppliers and general professionals bound together to provide the Calgary region with housing and communities that represent innovation and integrity.

UDI - Calgary represents over 180 member companies involved in residential, multi-family and commercial construction in Calgary. The association's mission is to represent their members in development industry through the establishment of urban planning and development which will best provide for the needs of Calgarians today and in the future.


For further information: For further information: Shauna MacDonald, Brookline Public Relations, Phone: (430) 538-5645, E-mail:

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