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Enbridge Gas Distribution, design experts and Habitat for Humanity GTA staff improve energy efficiency of 50 Habitat for Humanity homes

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Donors in Action|

A proud safety sponsor of Habitat for Humanity GTA since 2013, Enbridge Gas Distribution recently brought together a dozen industry experts for a full-day workshop as part of its Savings by Design program. The group was tasked with finding ways to improve the energy efficiency of 50 Habitat for Humanity homes that will soon be built [...]

Volunteering together is a great way to stay connected with your teen

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

Volunteering became a topic of conversation for Lisa Simmonds-Kim when her son Justin was going into Grade Nine as he contemplated how to fulfill his community service requirement. The plan was to find something interesting and more long-term where he could complete the full 60 hours required by his high school. “Initially we looked at Habitat [...]

Common myths about Habitat for Humanity

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Families First|

Although Habitat for Humanity GTA has been helping families in the GTA for nearly thirty years, occasionally we still need to do a little myth busting around our work.  This time we called upon our Family Services team to set the record straight on common misconceptions around our Partner Families. MYTH #1 – Habitat for Humanity [...]

Celebrating Love and Families in February

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Families First|

After immigrating to Canada from Ghana in 1992, Jacqueline Botchway and her husband Kojo met and started a family. For years, they struggled to make ends meet as they raised their four children, Daniel (23), Edward (20), Edmund (20) and Sarah (18). Unable to afford an adequate sized rental, the Botchways were forced to live in [...]