Working for Healthy, Safe, Durable, Energy Efficient Housing for Canadians since 2004

In Memoriam

Nancy Seats

Following her own disastrous new home experience in the United States, Nancy Seats was the President of Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings (HADD) in the US, where she worked tirelessly as a volunteer for more than two decades to try to improve the situation for Americans who purchased a newly built home with serious construction defects. Nancy was both a supporter of Canadians for Properly Built Homes (CPBH), and a mentor to CPBH’s President, Dr. Karen Somerville. Nancy passed away suddenly in 2018.

Dr. Earl Shuman

Following his own disastrous new home experience in Ontario, Earl worked tirelessly for more than 25 years to try to find justice, and to try to ensure no one else in Ontario had to experience such an unfair and unjust situation that he and his family faced. In particular, he railed against Ontario’s mandatory monopoly new home warranty corporation, now known as Tarion, and the tribunal where appeals of Tarion decisions can be heard, now known as the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT). Tragically Earl passed away in 2016. CPBH was honoured to work with the late Dr. Shuman’s family to establish The Dr. Earl Shuman Memorial Fund for Health Journalism at the University of Toronto. This fund is overseen by award-winning journalist Robert Cribb. More here:

Bill Teron

Bill Teron was a legend in Canada’s home building industry. He was also the President and Chairman of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Shortly after CPBH was founded in 2004, CPBH volunteers contacted him. Given that he recognized the need for significantly enhanced consumer protection for newly built homes, he responded – “…I’ve been waiting for you for almost 20 years…”  Bill was particularly helpful in CPBH’s early years, giving advice, and attending some meetings with CPBH volunteers and officials in the Canadian federal government.  Bill passed away in 2018. More here: