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What's happened since you were here

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 5:22:15 PM

On our sites over the last few months we’ve seen everything from framing and landscaping to the construction of sidewalks and Romeo and Juliet balconies.

With the recent Bowwood Dedication and projects entering finishing stages, we’re in an exciting time. Our donors and volunteers are the cement that brings these buildings together so they can take in the families in Southern Alberta that need it most. 

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Fundraising cyclists prove we're better together

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 4:59:11 PM

It is the beginning of the second day. Cyclists, Martine and Liz, are meeting for the first time on a bus shuttling them to the start of their 100 km plus ride. One will cycle towards Lake Louise, the other towards Kananskis. Later that day they will finish together hugging, with both of their lives changed. 

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Dreams are realized and partnerships celebrated at Bowwood Home Dedication

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 1:22:17 PM

“Catch me! Catch me!” shouted Anna as she leaped. Her sparkly shoes nowhere in sight, she darted across the front lawn. Smiling mischievously, she looked over her shoulder at her brother Harry as the bottoms of her frilly white socks picked up the green hues of the fresh grass.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Glenda

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 11:28:03 AM

Always eager to lend a helping hand, Glenda was already busy volunteering at her grandchildren’s school when she decided to further her involvement in the community.

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Sabahat's story: "From stressed to blessed"

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 9:27:53 AM

 

Speaking to families about the transformational impact of home ownership is one of the best parts of my job.

I meet Sabahat in a cafeteria and I’m excited to hear her story. We dive right in.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Peter

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 3:17:37 PM

What had started as an excuse to “get out of the house a couple of times a week” has become a source of real joy for Peter.

Like most retirees, Peter was searching for something to keep his mind stimulated after calling it a career at Imperial Oil, ultimately electing to start volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in February of 2019.

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5 build updates to get you set for the summer

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 2:48:12 PM

 

Summer is a busy time at Habitat, with many of our major projects in full swing. We have a ton of highlights from all over southern Alberta to share with you. Here’s what you need to know from all of Habitat’s current projects.

Pincher Creek

Construction on the Pincher Creek duplex is underway, after we broke ground in early June. We are proud to be working with Mike Mayer construction – a local builder in the area, with community partners engaging in Build Days  throughout the project.

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Many hands made for light work at 2019 Women Build

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 11:44:54 AM


Spring is in the air!

For most, this means the arrival of April showers and May flowers.

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"A light in the darkness:" Gina's journey to transformational stability

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 10:52:25 AM

Gina, Audrey and Sam are a close-knit family of three.

Walking into their home, you’re greeted by the sweet smell of incense and a cozy sectional with colourful pillows covering virtually every inch.

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4 build updates you won't want to miss

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 10:38:49 AM

We are well into 2019, and we are looking forward to some exciting new construction projects this year.

Already this year, 8 of families have moved into their new Habitat homes in Okotoks and Calgary. We are projecting at least 17 more families will take occupancy throughout the rest of 2019.

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