Women BuildAbout the Program
Habitat for Humanity Canada's Women Build Program promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes by hosting build projects with the majority of the planning and execution undertaken by women volunteers. The Women Build Program is not about "excluding men” but it is all about "including women”!

History of the Program
The first Women Build project took place in 2000 in Waterloo, Ontario. The formal launch of the Canadian Women Build Program took place in 2001 at a Women Build project in Calgary, Alberta.

Where We Have Built
Since 2000, the Women Build Program has completed 89 homes. These homes have been built in Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia and Alberta.

Recent Projects

2011 – 9 homes: 1 in Toronto, 1 in Calgary, 2 in Northumberland, 1 in PEI, 1 in Peterborough,  1 in Regina, 1 in Saskatoon and 1 in Winnipeg
2010 – 3 homes: 1 in Calgary, 1 in Wellington County and 1 in Orillia Lake County
2009 – 11 homes: 10 in Toronto and 1 in Waterloo
2008 – 4 homes: 1 in Saskatoon, 2 in Northumberland and 1 in the National Capital Region

How You Can Help

Would you like to become involved in a Women Build project in your community? Then contact your local affiliate to find out if a project is ongoing or being planned.

Interested in making a donation to Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Women Build Program? Your financial support will help with the expansion of these builds across Canada.