every womancan build strength, stability and independence

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Women Build gives you the chance to show your strength for an incredible cause

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.

We’ve set aside six days this May exclusively for women to fundraise and build homes with us in the northeast community of Pineridge. You’ll 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. Come with a team or come alone and make new friends. The atmosphere is welcoming, inviting, collaborative and friendly. 

This year, Women Build will take place on:

  • Friday, May 5
  • Saturday, May 6
  • Friday, May 12
  • Saturday, May 13
  • Friday, May 26
  • Saturday, May 27 

Register now!

"I've volunteered with Habitat for Humanity before, but this was my first Women Build and it was very fun. It's just a different dynamic with all women. Working together makes us feel powerful and strong."

Women build 2016 participant


Here's how it works

Women Build is a terrific way to involve your friends and family in crucial work that has a lasting impact. When you fundraise through your networks, you're sending a powerful message of what we can accomplish when we work together.

  1. Create your personal fundraising page

    The fundraising minimum is $350, but we know you can go higher, so reach for the stars.
  2. Reach out

    Send emails and post on your social networks so family, friends and your favourite people on the planet can help you reach your fundraising goal.
  3. Pick your day

    There are six days available in May, and once you've hit your $350 fundraising minimum, you'll get a link sent directly to your inbox to register for your day.

If you're fundraising as a team

Each team member will receive the link to choose their day once they've reached their $350 fundraising minimum, so be sure to communicate regularly with your fellow teammates and cheer each other on!

Register now!


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To be involved in Women Build, you are literally changing someone’s life. I think it’s a gift to be able to do that and an honour to be part of someone’s life in such a huge, instrumental way.

vanisha, Habitat homeowner