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First comes love, then comes Habitat for Humanity…and a marriage proposal!

During their home dedication, new Habitat homeowner Zakk surprised his girlfriend Ashley with a proposal.

It's National Housing Day

Decent housing is one of the most basic needs we have. It’s a stable foundation on which families can build stronger futures for themselves and their children.
Brianne taking her son Brayden down the wheelchair ramp on their Habitat home.
Local Build

A safe and accessible Habitat home for Brianne and her son

Brianne’s son Brayden was born with a rare genetic disorder. As he grew, Brianne realized caring for him in their rented four-level back split would become increasingly difficult and dangerous.
Habitat Vietnam homeowners Trang and Van stand in their partially constructed Habitat home.
International Build

Habitat for Humanity’s Big Build: Changing lives in Canada and Vietnam

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.
International Build

President Carter selects Habitat Canada's Terry Petkau as his house leader

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.

Laura and Shane's Habitat home is helping better their lives

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.
Indigenous Partnerships

Making volunteering for Habitat for Humanity a family affair: Stephen

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.
Indigenous Partnerships

Chippewas of Nawash housing project has Canada-wide potential

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.

A solid foundation for a stronger future for Steven and his kids

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.