Grace is one of six Calgary women stepping forward to advocate for the need for affordable housing in our city
Right now, more than 4,000 people are on the waitlist for social housing in Calgary. Our city is expensive, and women and children are the populations most likely to be affected by unstable living conditions.
Grace, along with five other local women, has taken on the role of Women Build Ambassador, to mobilize the community to address the need for affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity's Women Build.
For Grace, being part of Women Build is about feeling a deeper connection to the community and supporting the city that has rallied around her throughout her athletic career. Watch her story to see what inspired her to become an Ambassador.
We’ve set aside six days this May exclusively for women to fundraise and build Habitat for Humanity homes with in the northeast community of Pineridge.
Each participant will work under the guidance of experienced construction professionals, and alongside other Women Build participants and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you’re learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience, and improves the communities that we all share.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.