All Stories


Your Global Neighbour: Maria’s story

Like Maria and her three children Eddy, Nicolas and little Rosario. Maria is a single mother in Guatemala who works as an artisan to support her family.

Hassina's Story

Hassen and Hassina’s Canadian story began in a cramped 2-bedroom rental in Calgary, after Hassen moved here from South Africa for a better life in 2008.
Habitat homeowners, Tina, Niu and their family standing outside

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.

Gemina and Jancis’ story

Gemina is a hard-working mother who has put everything into giving her fifteen-year-old daughter Jancis a better life.

April 24-30, 2022 is National Volunteer Week!

It’s National Volunteer Week and this year’s theme, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy, which our volunteers have in spades!

Forty-one new Habitat homeowners celebrate a place to call home

Opening the doors to their new, affordable Habitat homes. These families include seniors, singles and couples who pay an affordable mortgage geared to their income.

Nancy's Story

To her children, Nancy is an inspiration… a courageous single mother who persevered to support her three kids and give them the best life possible.
Habitat homeowner, Chantal, on the left, with her children, smiling

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.

Charmaine and Melody's story

Charmaine and Melody's family had to move homes nine different times. They decided to apply to Habitat Windsor-Essex, were overcome with joy when months later their application was approved.