All Stories


A place to dream – Travis and Jordan’s story

Travis and Jordan wanted a home of their own, but couldn’t afford a down payment. A friend who volunteered for Habitat suggested they apply for Habitat Okanagan’s affordable homeownership program.

April 16-22, 2023 is National Volunteer Week!

Volunteering Weaves Us Together. A single strand of thread is pretty and functional – but when you weave many threads together, you create a something unique that is colourful, vibrant and strong!

Breaking Barriers and Building Dreams: A Girls Belong Here Participant's Journey with Habitat for Humanity Canada, by Obiajulu (Obii) Udemgba

My experience with Girls Belong Here began in late February, and by the early morning of February 27th, I was thrust into a wonderfully dynamic environment.

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.