Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Garantie de construction résidentielle

2023 Silver Recipient
Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®

Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) is a neutral and independent non-profit organization. Its mandate is to administer the guarantee plan for new residential buildings in Quebec, and its mission is to protect buyers of new homes in Quebec. Nearly 80,000 people are currently guaranteed by GCR.

GCR also works to improve the quality of residential construction by focusing on site inspections and the prevention of construction defects. Since 2023, GCR has inspected every new home subject to the mandatory guarantee plan. The GCR approach gets results—instances of non-compliance have gone down by 54% over the past five years. GCR is still a young organization, but it has already received two awards at the Prix performance Québec, one in 2018 and one in 2022.

GCR inspectors travel across Quebec and visit residential building sites to improve the quality of construction in Quebec.

Mandatory guarantee for new residential buildings


85 Employees

GCR meets and trains residential construction contractors during its annual tour of Quebec.

“On behalf of GCR, I am incredibly proud to be accepting this prize. It is a testament to how hard GCR has worked since its founding to provide quality service to consumers, contractors and its clients. We have always made it a priority to put in place thorough processes that ensure results. In fact, this has been key to our success. I would also like to congratulate all of GCR’s employees, without whom we never would have received this award.”

Daniel Laplante, President and CEO

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