Joining the HPBAC
Becoming a member of HPBAC is easy and offers many benefits.
We will support your business by providing options to minimize your operating costs and granting you access to education and communication programs. We will advocate on your behalf to local and federal government and other organizations, keeping you updated on threats and opportunities that may affect you. We welcome you to join a strong network of industry members and thank you for your support!
It is difficult to put a dollar value on some of the work the association does for the industry. We like to call it priceless.
Government Affairs & Advocacy
- Protection against unfair regulation
- Involvement in codes and standards
- Updates on upcoming opportunities and threats
- Support with local advocacy issues, including burn bans or unfair bylaws
Communications & Public Relations
- Website and social media interaction
- HPBAC The Voice Newsletter
- Bulletins and press releases
- Annual Report
- Membership Kit
- Access to useful resources and educational information
- Market research and industry statistics
Education & Training Programs
- In-class training
- Online training programs and special discounts on HPBAC select webinars
- Free webinars on important topics including issues related to running your business
- EXPO Education schedule
- HPB Education Foundation Manuals
- At EXPO
- At regional events
- Local and national networking opportunities
- Local and national fellowship
Regional Events & Meetings
- Up to five free badges to EXPO – Save up to $375
- Yearly regional events and socials
Free Magazine Subscriptions
- Hearth & Home – Value $120 US
- Canadian Homes & Cottages – Value $17.90
- Patio and Hearth Products Review
Member Savings Programs
Becoming a member of HPBAC means you receive exclusive access to discounts on products and services you use every day. HPBAC has partnered with savings4members to provide you discounts on fuel cards, credit card processing, office supplies, shipping and more! Each vendor is carefully selected for unmatched value, savings, and unbeatable customer service.
Business Services & Supplies
Esso Business Card Program
Save 3.4 cents per litre, with frequent additional savings.
Unlimited legislative training and updates, and HR support, documentation and compliance.
Discounts above and beyond the lenovo.com price.
Staples Business Advantage
Save 5% to 20% plus free shipping on orders of $50+.
UniFirst Workwear & Facility Services
Up to 40% off uniform and floor mat purchases, rentals, and maintenance.
JRM Sales & Management
Achieve increased sales and profits.
Education & Training
Hearth, Patio, Barbecue Education Foundation
20% discount on subscriptions.
National Fireplace Institute
33% discount on exams and manuals.
CVC Success Group
10% discount on subscriptions to the CVC Base Camp Learning platform.
Withey Insurance Brokers
Official suppliers of Errors & Omissions Insurance for WETT Inspection Services in Canada
Comprehensive coverage, including Inspection Services Liability (Errors & Omissions $1M–$2M).
Discounts to qualifying members
and those that are NFI-certified.
Contact 1:1 Marketing Packages by Good Marketing Group
50% discount ($49/month instead of $99).
Constant Contact Email Marketing
20% off 6 months prepaid or 25% off 12 months prepaid.
7% quarterly rebate on all that you spend on the site.
Global Payments Credit Card Processing
Fully transparent pricing, waived fees, month-to-month contracts and more.
UPS Small Parcel & Freight Shipping
Up to 25 to 75% off shipments and imports.
Choice Privileges Rewards Program
Members-only rates and rewards.
United Tranz Actions Check Guarantee
No start-up fees or monthly minimums, and more.
Lamprey Systems Small Package Auditing
Save per package with 100% credit for late shipments.
Up to 70% off unpublished hotel rates.
Reach financial freedom and exit on your own terms.
Profit Plus Solutions
Increase today’s profits plus build your business for the future.
Providing smooth transition of ownership.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
HPBAC members have access to ongoing professional training in technical, sales, and business management through webinars and special events, as well as essential advocacy training through the popular Government Affairs Academy.
Members can register for upcoming webinars at special prices, and have full access to the HPBAC library of pre-recorded webinars.
Some of our recent webinars include:
Accessing Public Funding for Your Business
HPBAC’s Public Funding Program breaks down the grant and contribution public funding model in Canada and reviews existing funding opportunities for small and medium businesses, including HPBAC members.
Managing Social Media Amid a Global Pandemic
Hosted by Sussex Adrenaline, this webinar provided practical tips and advice for navigating social media amid COVID-19, as well as providing a series of industry-specific tactics for turning your social presence into a key sales and marketing channel both during and post-pandemic.
Selling to Today’s Customer:
7 Steps to Master Retail Sales
Tim Reed of The Fire Time Network hosts this session, providing your sales team 7 steps to enhance their effectiveness on the sales floor, as well as giving you a road map to continue their growth.
Electronic Shortage Component Advocacy
HPBAC is advocating for the temporary relief from energy efficiency regulations (EERs) in Canada that prohibit the use of continuous pilots. In this webinar, HPBAC outlines ongoing advocacy efforts with the Canadian Federal government as well as Provincial governments.
Members receive discounted prices on HPBAC training sessions. Recent Education Days training events include:
Manufacturer-Dealer Technical Training, 2021
HPBAC hosted three compelling online dealer training sessions in 2021. Delivered by ICC-RSF, HHT/Forge Distribution and Valor Fireplaces, these sessions covered a variety of topics ranging from technical information and troubleshooting to marketing and product updates.
Modern Woodburning & Gas Venting Principles, 2020
HPBAC surveyed members to learn what issues they face when dealing with woodburning and gas venting that could be addressed in technical training sessions. We worked with NFI to develop these special training sessions for HPBAC members.
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Member Categories and Dues
Please refer to chart below for dues level based on type of business, location, and annual Canadian hearth, patio and barbecue sales. If you do not meet all criteria within a category please select next highest level. For categories other than Individual/Service, if you do business in more than one category, please select the category in which the majority of your business falls.
Annual Sales Volume
|Individual / Service
Individuals and companies engaged in providing mechanical services relating to hearth, patio or barbecue related products with no more than 2 people working in the business and less than $100,000 in sales. Retailers do not qualify.
Any business engaged in the sale to consumers of hearth, patio or barbecue related products. Retailers with more than one location must join at the higher dues level. Any retailer with more than one location under the same ownership structure may add these locations as members for the stated fee to receive all membership benefits.
Companies engaged in the wholesale distribution to dealers or builders or other channels of distribution of hearth, patio or barbecue related products. Any distributor with more than one location under the same ownership structure may add these locations as members for the stated fee to receive all membership benefits.
Companies or individuals, who are not employees of a manufacturer, engaged in providing independent sales representation for manufacturers of hearth, patio or barbecue related products.
|Associate / Utility||$700|
Retired industry members that want to be kept up-to-date on HPBAC and industry developments, and to be invited to meetings. Legacy members do not receive EXPO Badges.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why would I be concerned about government regulation?
Why would I attend EXPO?
What other events does HPBAC hold?
How can membership save me money?
How does HPBAC keep members informed?
In addition to the above we often send out bulletins when an important issue comes up so you are always up to date.
Our website contains information for members and homeowners on products, events, resources and safety tips and a Search function so homeowners and members can find members. HPBA’s website is also full of great resources for members, including press releases, market research, product fact sheets and much more.
How does HPBAC promote the industry?
There are many Barbecue, Outdoor Room and Hearth product fact sheets available on the HPBA website for members to use in their stores. These fact sheets contain great information on your products and how to use them.
We have also worked with government to develop programs such as EnerChoice which identifies the 25% most efficient gas hearth appliances and the Burn it Smart program across Canada which was adopted by the US EPA into their Burn Wise program. HPBAC also consults on publications such as The Guide to Residential Wood Heating — a popular guide published by Natural Resources Canada, along with various other publications relating to hearth products.
Along with all of our communication and outreach efforts, including the HPBAC Consumer eBook, HPBA’s BBQ & Hearth Social Media Campaigns, our Press Release series and our website, HPBAC has become much more involved in advocacy and lobbying efforts to municipal, provincial, and the federal governments. We are continuously fighting for your rights to sell the products you sell, and working with the government to fund projects, like Woodstove Changeout Programs, to not only promote the sale of products, but also to demonstrate the benefits of the products our members sell.
How many members does HPBAC have?
What do I have to do as a member?
How do I become a member?
We can send you an application by email or regular mail. You can also give us a call at 705-784-0315 to join by phone.
Manufacturers can join by visiting www.hpba.org.
Have a question or just want to say hello? Drop us a line and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.