We bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership

It's time to support Black families in becoming homeowners

At Habitat for Humanity Canada, we know that access to homeownership transforms lives. However, homeownership in Canada is not equal. Black people in Canada have experienced systemic barriers and discrimination that has contributed to a disproportionate lack of homeownership opportunities.

Many Black people living in Canada have been unable to access the benefits that come with owning a home, including the ability to attain social and financial stability, build equity and transform futures.

Your donation will help Black families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.

Get an insurance quote from Allstate Canada this fall to help increase access to affordable housing

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada and the Allstate Foundation of Canada (together, “Allstate Canada”) and Habitat for Humanity Canada are working in partnership to help remove barriers to homeownership and give a hand up to Canadians in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing.

This fall help support Habitat Canada by exploring your insurance options with Allstate Canada. From September 26th to October 2nd, 2022, for every insurance quote completed, the Allstate Canada is donating $5 towards the building of homes in five Habitat for Humanity communities across Canada, up to a maximum donation amount of $50,000. From construction materials to kitchen cabinets, every quote helps to provide the supplies necessary to build a home with families to have a safe and secure place to grow and thrive. Help us build more homes for people in need of housing – every quote counts!

This year, Allstate Canada will partner with Habitat Nova Scotia, Habitat Hamilton, Habitat Red Deer, Habitat Fredericton Area, and Habitat Quebec.

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Canada, thank you Allstate Canada for supporting us.

Investing in youth skills – for their future as well as ours

Twenty-two percent of Canada’s construction workforce is expected to retire by 2030, leaving a gap of as many as 81,000 workers to supply the 22 million housing units Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation forecasts are needed to have a chance at achieving housing affordability.

Habitat for Humanity Canada partners with ScotiaRISE to help youth build job skills

Habitat for Humanity Canada is partnering with ScotiaRISE, Scotiabank’s 10-year $500 million initiative that aims to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups, to grow Habitat Canada’s Every Youth Initiative with a commitment of $900,000 over three years.

Habitat homeowners, Tina, Niu and their family standing outside
Homeownership

Home is for the future

Tina and Niu had been living in a basement suite for nine years, sharing the work in the garden and looking after the place when their landlords were away.
Habitat homeowner, Chantal, on the left, with her children, smiling
Homeownership

Home is for generations to come

For Chantel, home is an intergenerational gift. A gift she will pass on to her children, whom she hopes will later pass on to her grandchildren, and then her great-grandchildren after that.

With a lot of help from our friends