The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada (HPBAC) is the national industry association for the hearth and barbecue industries in Canada. Our membership includes manufacturers, retailers, distributors, sales agents, and service companies.
HPBAC represents the industry in matters of public affairs and government relations and our role is to promote and protect the industry and to provide education for our members and for the public.
Dear Premier, Imagine the following scenario. You are a hardworking resident of BC, earning your livelihood by manufacturing, distributing, and selling fireplaces and woodstoves. You are one of the 3,000 people directly employed in the industry in BC, and part of a...
It’s that time of year – the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, which means we can start enjoying our hearth appliances. If you haven’t yet performed the yearly maintenance that ensures your unit is in good working order, please read our article on...
July might seem early to be talking about wood supply, but its actually about two or three months late, depending on when you first fire up the woodstove in the fall. The importance of properly seasoned fuel for your woodburning appliance can’t be overstated. Wet wood...
After a long winter, during which many of us have been isolated, grilling season is off to a great start. With summer just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about hosting parties (within restriction limits!) and creating new memories with friends and...
Internal trade is one of the more interesting policy questions in Canada. Federal and provincial politicians and policy makers agree that internal trade is an essential element of the Canadian economy. Yet, it remains an elusive policy issue that, until recently, was...
It’s no secret – when it comes to newer build homes, we’re seeing smaller living quarters, compact design, and a lot less of the sprawling floor plans we’ve seen before. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative when it comes to expanding your living space,...
Benefits of Membership
HPBAC is the collective voice representing the interests of hundreds of hearth, patio and barbecue companies in Canada. We advocate on your behalf to ensure your voice is heard to local, provincial and federal regulators and lawmakers considering decisions that could potentially impact the products you produce, distribute, sell or service. We aim to keep you informed and engaged on issues relating to your business, as well as open the doors to potential new relationships and business development opportunities.
HPBAC engages in early issue identification and builds long-standing relationships to support your business interests and those of the industry.
Stay informed on the issues affecting our industry. We’ll keep you up-to-date on timely and relevant news through the distribution of our newsletter, bulletins and webinars.
Participate in ongoing professional training in technical, sales, and business management, as well as essential advocacy training through the popular Government Affairs Academy.
Take advantage of exclusive networking experiences by attending HPBAC events including Focus Canada, our Canadian Reception at Expo, and regional meetings.
Update your membership, check out new advertising and sponsorship opportunities, or purchase special items to support the Canadian hearth, patio and barbecue industries – all in one handy location.
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