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Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

This year Habitat GTA celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Week along with other organizations across Canada.  Habitat GTA participated by hosting 37 events across the affiliate as a way to provide recognition to our very dedicated and committed volunteers.   During the week of April 24th-29th, 2017 Habitat GTA awarded 12 recipients with awards based on our [...]

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Acknowledging Habitat GTA Lifetime Members

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

  Photo (left to right): Drew Goursky, Nick Volk, Karen Visentin, Mike Springford; absent: Janet Nicholls and Tom Taylor Thank you to the following Lifetime Members for their dedication and support in helping families achieve affordable homeownership. Here’s how each one of these amazing individuals have gone above and beyond with their gift of time. Drew [...]

New Friends, Making a Difference, all part of the Deconstruction Experience

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

After retiring from a thirty-year career as a systems analyst with a large multinational, Richmond Hill resident Charlie Packwood was looking for a volunteer experience where he could actively give back to the community while meeting interesting new people.  He found the perfect fit on Habitat GTA’s Deconstruction volunteer team. Charlie Packwood began his career as [...]

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 [...]