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The Kabir Family Can’t Wait to Build a Brighter Future

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

The Kabir’s came to Canada 7 years ago with their 2 oldest children, Ajrun and Zarifa. Ahsanul, the father, was a businessman back in Bangladesh and his wife Morsheda was a nutritionist. They are now a family of six and currently live in an apartment that is overcrowded. They suffer from the effects of second hand [...]

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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 [...]