Habitat ReStore – A “Made in Canada” social enterprise
It started in 1991 with five volunteers in Winnipeg and today it’s an international “Made in Canada” success story. An environmentally-conscious social enterprise, the sole goal of Habitat ReStores – the reason it exists in the first place – is to raise funds to enable more families to partner with Habitat for Humanity on their path to affordable homeownership.
There are more than 1000 Habitat ReStores around the world, and over 100 across Canada. Each one is a home and building supply store that accepts and resells quality new and gently used building materials.
In this episode we meet self-proclaimed "ReStore Junkie", Lisa Voycey. Lisa also happens to be the ReStore District Manager with Habitat for Humanity Huronia in Ontario. Rob Voisin is Habitat Canada’s Vice President of Affiliate Engagement and supports local Habitat for Humanity organizations as they work together to grow and expand Habitat ReStores with a goal of serving even more families across Canada. Listen to the newest podcast episode at habitat.ca/thepodcast.