All Stories


Your Global Neighbour: Magdalena’s story

Magdalena, her husband, their six children and two daughter-in-laws are the proud owners of a new Habitat home in the community of Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlán, Sololá. 

Your Global Neighbour: Christian and Claudia’s story

Christian, his wife Claudia and their four-year-old son Zedd are a strong and resilient family. They have worked hard to provide love, stability and a safe place to build a future for Zedd.

Our keys change lives: Carolyn and Shelby’s story

Today, music is ever-present in Carolyn and Shelby’s home, from jam sessions to polka dancing to even game show theme songs.

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.