Earlier this month, Habitat for Humanity Niagara received the Sustainable Funding award at Habitat Canada’s National Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
This year, Habitat Canada celebrated its 25th award gala, and this award is one of seven awards presented at the Conference Awards Gala that recognized nine local habitats and one individual for their outstanding and innovative contributions to Habitat for Humanity’s mission.
The Sustainable Funding award is presented to a Habitat that pursues new funding through a time of uncertainty and challenges in the fundraising sector and highlights the efforts over the past year to find new ways to ensure growth and success.
In 2018, Habitat Niagara announced its involvement in a new program that would not only build brighter futures for 15 Habitat Niagara future homeowners, it would also enhance employment opportunities and provide skills training for 150 Indigenous youth from the region. The Building Futures Program, in partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area management board (NPAAMB), is a socially innovative and unique approach to employment and training that provides lasting results and significant social impact while contributing to affordable housing.