Stepping through the doorway of Võ Minh Trung’s house, volunteer Janet Joy Wilson immediately knew it was unlike any family home she’d ever toured.
For the fourth year in a row, Habitat Canada’s Terry Petkau was hand-picked by President Jimmy Carter to be his House Leader on Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Sky-high hydro bills and mold in their rental home meant getting ahead, and owning a home, were out of reach. But partnering with Habitat has enabled this family to pursue new directions.
Stephen has volunteered over 640 hours helping build his daughter's Habitat home, and others, on a planned 19-lot development on Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve.
A housing partnership between the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Habitat Grey Bruce and CMHC is so successful it promises to serve as a model for other interested Indigenous communities.
Steven is a single father whose home was built in 2017 as part of the Carter Work Project. Two years later, he shares the impact becoming a Habitat homeowner has had on his family.
The year 2019 will always be a special one for two families in the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte community. Amy and April moved into their new Habitat homes.
Participating on Habitat builds provides Indigenous students of all ages and backgrounds with skills, confidence and work experience that they can apply towards future employment or education.