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International Program

Global Village and the impact of COVID-19: Vietnam

In Vietnam, more than 30 Global Village builds were cancelled due to the pandemic, and as a result, 21 families from seven project sites were unable to complete the construction of their homes.
Indigenous Partnerships

Building with the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Habitat Canada supporter and Global Village team leader shared his experience leading a team of volunteers to build as part of the Indigenous Housing Partnership.
Volunteers

At Habitat Windsor-Essex, volunteers are sewing masks for the community

Ensuring the health and safety of their volunteers meant temporarily ceasing many volunteer activities. But many of their volunteers, and staff, were eager to help in other ways.
Local Build

Congratulations to the winners of our national awards!

Our national awards were announced during our virtual annual general meeting on May 22. Local Habitats won for optimizing operations, collaborating and partnering with others and innovative building.
Habitat  homeowners, Kiley and her husband Adam and their two children holding up a sign which reads, "We did it! 500 hours"
Homeownership

Habitat Vancouver Island North celebrates new homeowners

When COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, organizations were forced to adapt. For Habitat Vancouver Island North, that meant finding a way to safely get two families into their newly built duplex.
Habitat ReStore

Local Habitats respond to call for personal protective equipment (PPE) in their communities

Local Habitats have vastly altered their operations for the safety of staff and volunteers. But that hasn’t stopped local Habitats from doing what they do best – giving back to the community.
Habitat ReStore

Local Habitat repurposes ReStore truck for crisis response donations

Earlier in March, Habitat Waterloo Region shut down build site operations and their ReStore. That's when their CEO suggested they try to repurpose their ReStore truck to help out in the community.
International Program

Global Village and the impact of COVID-19

Global Village is Habitat Canada’s short-term international volunteer program, which sees thousands of volunteers build with Habitat across Canada and around the world.
Volunteers

Celebrating our volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week! Congratulations to each and every volunteer for your dedication and commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s work across Canada.