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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 [...]

Meet the Osman Family

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

For the Osman family, 2017 promises to be a very happy new year indeed as they look forward to moving into their new home at Pinery Trail when the first block of townhomes is completed later this year. Over 20 years ago, Jemal Osman moved from Ethiopia to Canada; his wife Kedija came to Canada in [...]

Celebrating the Holidays as Habitat Homeowners

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Families First|

Last year Farrah Whyte and her four children, Austin, Liam, Aniyah and Nevaeh, moved into their new Habitat home on Torbram Road just a week before Christmas. To their delight, they opened the door to find their new home had been decorated for Christmas with a tree, stockings, festive pillows and blankets, and the fridge and [...]