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Reason #55 of 150:

Putting the home back in homework

Reason #122 of 150:

Less financial stress, more morning routine

Reason #101 of 150:

A home for home cooked meals

Reason #47 of 150:

Less stress, more time on the field

Reason #16 of 150:

More bright minds to build our country

Reason #134 of 150:

Less sick days, more straight A's

Reason #79 of 150:

Backyard heroes who become real heroes

Reason #31 of 150:

Our next great Prime Minister


Habitat for Humanity homeowners are happier, healthier, more confident and more financially secure in their new homes. That’s why for Canada’s 150th, we’re sharing our 150 reasons to build as we raise walls on hundreds of homes across Canada for families in need of safe, affordable housing. 

Share YOUR reason to build using #150ReasonstoBuild! Or donate to help another Canadian family build strength, stability and self-reliance in a Habitat home.


What is the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project?

From July 9-14, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter came to Canada for Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. What did we achieve? We helped build 150 homes across the country for Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation – Habitat Canada’s biggest build project ever!

Over the week the Carters focused their efforts in Edmonton and Winnipeg, but the Carter Work Project was a Canada-wide effort, with almost 50 communities in every province and territory helping us reach our goal of building 150 homes. Scroll down to our stories and videos section for highlights from the week.

Ultimately we believe that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live. By contributing your time or money to Habitat you can help build a more caring Canada – where neighbours help neighbours build homes that provide a safe and affordable foundation for a better life.

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Tell us your Reason to Build using #150ReasonsToBuild!

Volunteer Locally

Volunteers are Habitat for Humanity’s greatest resource! If you’re looking for a way to get involved – whether it’s on a build, at a ReStore or on a board of directors, your local Habitat would love to hear from you.


For all media inquiries contact Sarah Austin

Thank you to all our amazing sponsors for helping provide safe and affordable housing for so many Canadian families.


City of Edmonton City of Fort Saskatchewan Manitoba Housing Province of Alberta



Dow Hunter Douglas Lafarge Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Rossy Family Foundation


Black & Decker CGC Floform Kristie Charitable Foundation Lowe's Nissan Canada Foundation Owens Corning Qualico Schneider Electric Stantec Telus The Home Depot Wall Grain


All Weather Windows Beaver Plastics Canadian Tire CIPH CMHC Cossette Cycle of Hope Delta Genworth Canada Gordon Food Service Manitoba Property Insurance McGillivray Group PCL Phantom Screens Ply Gem Pollard Bank Note Ride Around the Lake Tachane Foundation Whirlpool Women Build


ATB Financial
Ashley Furniture
Bodtker Group
Christenson Group
Dufresne Furniture
Great West Life
James Fargey
Nearctic Property Group
Rohit Communities
Strathearn Heights
Strathearn Heights
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk
Wawanesa Insurance

Community Developer

Alberta Forest Products Association
Cabico by Gem Cabinets
Dal Tile
Edmonton Community Foundation
John Deere Foundation of Canada


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