We’re very pleased to announce that Genworth Canada, a long-time partner of Habitat for Humanity Canada, has been awarded Outstanding Corporation of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter.

Like us, Genworth Canada believes that access to affordable homeownership is key to building stronger families and stronger communities. Through their generous financial support, and by working closely with industry partners and community organizations, they’ve helped Habitat Canada make homeownership a reality for families across the country, and today they’re being recognized for their outstanding contributions.

“So many critically important initiatives simply would not happen without the generosity of donors and passionate volunteers,” said Ken Mayhew, Awards Selection Committee Chair. “This year’s award winners stand as a testament to that and their efforts, combined with the strength of the fundraising professionals and organizations who support them, ultimately make our world a better place in which to live.”

Since 2000, Genworth Canada has donated $4 million in support of Habitat Canada. They’ve also lent invaluable leadership experience, industry knowledge and time to help us launch a number of successful programs, including Genworth Canada’s homebuilding grants, Habitat Canada’s Global Village, and the Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest, which has inspired more than 45,000 children to learn more about Habitat’s mission over the past decade.

But Genworth Canada wasn’t the only Habitat supporter that AFP Greater Toronto recognized for their incredible philanthropy. Uxbridge resident Josh Morrison was named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy for his Pennies4Homes donation drive. Inspired by a campaign he saw at a local Habitat ReStore that asked customers to toss their discontinued pennies into one of the store’s toilets, Morrison raised more than $100,000 in pennies to help Habitat Durham build a new home in Oshawa.

Both of these recipients will be honored at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, which will be held  on November 22nd as part of Congress 2017, the Greater Toronto Chapter’s annual conference. For a full list of the winners, visit afptoronto.org