Discipline Committee

Code of Ethics

Effective July 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario implemented a Code of Ethics which sets out clear ethical standards that Ontario’s licensed home builders and vendors must meet.

In addition, Section 57 of the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 and the Code of Ethics set out the establishment of Discipline and Appeals Committees.

The Registrar may refer a matter to the Discipline Committee if the HCRA receives a complaint regarding the conduct of a licensee and the Registrar believes that there may have been a Code of Ethics violation.

Discipline Committee

The Discipline Committee hears and determines whether licensees have complied with the Code of Ethics.

The Discipline Committee may order a licensee to:

  • Take further educational courses
  • Fund educational courses for persons that the licensee employs or to arrange and fund the courses
  • Impose a fine up to a maximum of $25,000 to be paid to the regulatory authority
  • Suspend or postpone the taking of further educational courses, the funding or the arranging of educational courses or the imposition of the fine for the period and upon the terms the committee designates
  • Fix and impose costs that the licensee is required to pay to the HCRA

Appeals Committee

The Appeals Committee hears and determines appeals of determinations and/or orders from the Discipline Committee. The Appeals Committee has the same orders as the Discipline Committee.


While all current committee positions have been filled, we encourage anyone interested in joining our Discipline and Appeals Committees to contact the HRCA by emailing info@hcraontario.ca for more information.

Calendar of Hearings

Will be posted when available.

Additional Compliance & Enforcement Actions

The Discipline & Appeals Committees represent one course of action that the Registrar may take against licensees who do not meet conduct and competency standards. Learn more about the additional regulatory action the Registrar may choose to enforce. These enforcement measures are all set in place to curtail unethical and illegal behaviour.