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What does ‘home’ mean to you?

Who better to ask what the concept of home means than children? Genworth Canada, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, is asking students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to share their stories, videos and poems in the Meaning of Home Contest. The winning student will receive a $50,000 donation towards a Habitat build of…

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I Hope I Never Forget

by , Executive Director HFHSC One night while I was reading online news stories, I came across a piece that stirred in me an overwhelming emotional response. The story was about a man in Clayton Heights, B.C., who was lobbying the local municipal government to have basement suites deemed illegal and to not allow renters…

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Yes, We Need Habitat

By David Conners “Why do you need Habitat for Humanity on the Sunshine Coast? Isn’t everyone quite well-off there? Can’t they already afford a home?” I was catching up with a friend of mine who lives in a city far away from our (sometimes) sunny shores when she made these comments. And she is partially…

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Family Selection Story

Devin Manning was driving to a carpentry job here on the Sunshine Coast when he got the phone call that would change his life. “(Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast board chair) Laurie Vance called to give me the news that my family had been accepted for a Habitat home. It was a surreal experience. I…

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6th Annual BMO Build Day 2017

Thank you to Carol and her team from BMO Sechelt and volunteers from across the Lower Mainland for coming to the Sunshine Coast village and helping us complete some ongoing projects! Huge progress was made through out the day by building fences, picnic tables, and framing the new homes!

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2017 Affordable Housing Survey Results

MEDIA RELEASEJune 20, 2017NINE OUT OF TEN CANADIANS BELIEVE WE NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING SOLUTIONS TORONTO, ON – A majority of Canadians have made it clear: we are not paying enough attention to affordable housing needs and solutions, according to a new Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Survey. “Ten years ago, affordable housing was a hidden…

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Carter Work Project

The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Story A hike through Hidden Grove Park near Sechelt takes you through fine young groves of Western Cedar and Douglas Fir. In some places, the ground beneath is dense with ferns; in others, moss carpets everything and mushrooms pop up like they are a part of a magic…

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