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

Future Habitat homeowner Gemina sitting on the left, with her daughter Jancis on the right, smiling

This spring, help us celebrate new beginnings.

Future Habitat homeowner and single mother Gemina is looking forward to having a safe and affordable place to call home for her and her daughter, who is hearing impaired.

Together we can build the beyond to transform lives, but it takes a community. Affordable, accessible homeownership for all is possible.

Bold is Beautiful - Get a brow wax to give back

In August, 100% of Benefit’s brow wax proceeds are donated to local charities that empower women and girls, like Habitat for Humanity Canada. On August 11th, join Habitat Canada on location in Toronto at the Benefit Cosmetics Uptown Yonge Boutique located at 2614 Yonge Street, between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for a fun day of brow waxes while helping to give back. To support Bold is Beautiful and Habitat Canada, click here to book your ‘giveback’ brow wax at a local Benefit BrowBar this August!

Since 2016, Benefit Cosmetics Canada has helped raise over $515,000 for Habitat Women Build through its annual global philanthropy program, Bold is Beautiful, dedicated to empowering women and girls. This year, Bold is Beautiful will partner with Women Build programs in Habitat GTA, Habitat Greater Vancouver, and Habitat Quebec. Habitat Women Build brings women together from all walks of life to promote empowerment, solidarity and pride while working alongside future Habitat homeowners to build strength, stability and independence.

Rent a BigSteelBox container and help build more Habitat homes

Are you moving or in need of storage this spring or summer? Then look no further than BigSteelBox and help support local Habitat for Humanity organizations at the same time. Rent a BigSteelBox container for your moving and storage needs before July 31, and BigSteelBox will donate $10 from each rental to one of five local Habitat for Humanity organizations, up to a total cash donation of $50,000.

Not only will you have a trusted name in storage, you’ll also be helping Habitat for Humanity build more homes for Canadians in need of safe and affordable housing.

Donations from BigSteelBox during this campaign will support five local Habitat for Humanity organizations including Habitat Halton-Mississauga Dufferin, Habitat Heartland Ontario, Habitat Hamilton, Habitat Greater Ottawa and Habitat Mid-Vancouver Island.

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