Home #55 - Fort Erie, Canada 150 Build (2017)

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In July 2017, our affiliate is excited to be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by joining a Pan-Canadian Habitat for Humanity movement. Along with nearly 50 other affiliates across the country, we will embark on the largest and most ambitious initiative in Habitat for Humanity’s history in Canada.

Together, we will build 150 homes, alongside 150 Habitat families from coast to coast to coast to provide affordable homeownership opportunities. Across the country, thousands of volunteers, sponsors and community partners will help make this possible.  

Click here to view Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing Habitat's Celebration of Canada's 150th endorsing the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project engaging all Canadians in the important work that we do.

This build will also engage local youth by providing them the opportunity to gain knowledge of trade industries on the build site, to participate in community development, and to help give back to the community.

As part of this initiative and Habitat Canada's Indigenous Housing Program initiative, Habitat Niagara will be building a brand new house for a family in need of a decent and affordable place to call home on a lot that was generously donated by a friend of Habitat, located on Crescent Road in Fort Erie.

Habitat Build Day Schedule

Below is the Build Day schedule to build the house. Please note that tasks cannot be guaranteed and are subject to change. To reserve your team’s Build Day, please contact Karen Dolyniuk at 905-685-7395 x205 / karen@habitatniagara.ca or Dawn Marie Cavasin at 905-685-7395 x204 /dawn@habitatniagara.ca

*Participants must be 16 years of age or older


If you would like to collect donations in person instead of online, please download a pledge form.

Date Task # of Volunteers Reserved
Saturday, April 8, 2017 Main Floor Framing 6 Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Youth Council
Monday, April 10, 2017 Blitz Framing Day *15 - 20 Youth Resources Niagara
Monday, April 17, 2017 Deck 6 Homeowner Family & Friends
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Deck 6 Homeowner Family & Friends
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Deck 6 Niagara Crown Ward Championship Team
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Deck 6 Town of Fort Erie
Monday, May 8, 2017 Insulation 6 John Howard Society 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Insulation 6 Fort Erie Race Track
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Insulation 6 John Howard Society
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Flooring 6 Canadian Niagara Power
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Flooring 6 Community Living Fort Erie
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Flooring 6 Fort Erie Multicultural Centre Youth Group
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Trim 6 Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Trim 6 Youth Resources Niagara
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Paint 6 Town of Fort Erie Joint Heath and Safety Committee
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Paint 6 Hilton Garden Inn
Monday, June 26, 2017 Paint 6 Pollard Windows and Doors
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Paint 6 Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
Monday, July 10, 2017 Finishing 6 CWP Group
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Finishing 6 CWP Group
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Landscaping 10 - 12 Rich Products Fort Erie
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Cleaning 6  Royal LePage


Thank you!  Habitat would like to thank our major sponsors and partners for their generous support and contributions to this build!

Major sponsors and partners to date: Town of Fort Erie, Hugh James Corcoran Trust Fund, Niagara REgion, Circle P Paving, United Way Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie, RBC Foundation, Realtors Care, McDonalds Fort Erie, Canadian Niagara Power, JW Furness, Cotton Inc, Pollard Windows and Doors, Niagara Volunteer Framing Crews

Special thanks to McDonalds - Garrison Road Fort Erie for providing all of the meals to our work-site participants and volunteers!

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