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November 01, 2021

Meaning of Home writing contest is back!

The Meaning of Home contest is back for its 15th year on January 3rd! The contest invites students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to them. The Meaning of Home contest, in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada,…
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October 28, 2021

Single mom becomes Habitat homeowner

PORT COLBORNE, ON – “It was a real struggle,” said Chantel, single mom of two daughters and Habitat Niagara’s newest homeowner, as she commented on completing 500 volunteer hours as part of Habitat’s homeownership program.…
Maple leaves and text: Celebrate Waste Reduction Week
October 16, 2021

Support Waste Reduction Week Oct. 18 - 24, 2021

Learn how to reduce waste by donating items to the ReStore! Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a year-round program, focused on the principles of circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. This October we celebrate Waste Reduction Week…
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October 05, 2021

Community partner wanted to do more for Habitat homeowner

In 2019, Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. donated a parcel of residential land to Habitat for Humanity Niagara to provide a site to build a future Habitat home. “I wasn’t even sure that it would be suitable for a home,” said Wayne…
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October 04, 2021

World Habitat Day 2021 - A message from Habitat Niagara's CEO

  Hello friends, More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day. World Habitat…