Community Fundraisers for Habitat (March 2023)

By Chelsey Foucher | March 17, 2023 |

Here is some information about three current/upcoming community fundraisers benefiting Habitat this month, and how you can organize your own!

Want to be a Habitat Homeowner on Goulais Ave? Attend an info session!

By Chelsey Foucher | February 27, 2023 |

Habitat will be hosting four information sessions for those interested in applying to its Affordable Homeownership Program in March.

Thank You Great Lakes Honda!

By Kelsey Rankin | February 17, 2023 |

A snowblower can be a very handy and time efficient tool especially in Northern Ontario! The limited staff and volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore have been using a snow blower with a broken directional spout and limited snow-throwing ability, which impacts their valuable time. With their snowblower on its last legs, the Habitat…

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area gets new wheels from Nissan Canada Foundation

By Chelsey Foucher | January 25, 2023 |

A brand new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SV will soon be put to work, helping Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (Habitat SSMA) build more homes and serve more families.

Meaning of Home writing contest returns to Algoma

By Chelsey Foucher | January 9, 2023 |

Every student in Algoma who enters the contest will help Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area build safe and affordable homes because every entry earns a $10 donation towards their local Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat’s gala was a success!

By Chelsey Foucher | January 5, 2023 |

Nearly 200 guests, who were dressed to the nines, spent the evening mingling, playing games, bidding, dining, drinking, donating, and dancing the night away in support of affordable homeownership!

Celebrating 20 Years of Building Brighter Futures

By Chelsey Foucher | November 1, 2022 |

On November 1, 2022, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area will begin a two-month campaign celebrating its 20th anniversary – ultimately hoping to raise $20,000 to finish a universally accessible build on Blake Avenue.

Soo Burger Month 2022 was a success!

By Chelsey Foucher | October 24, 2022 |

Nearly 2,000 Soo Burger Month burgers were eaten at ten participating restaurants in September, raising $3,700 for affordable homeownership in our community!

October 3 is World Habitat Day in SSM – what does that mean?

By Chelsey Foucher | October 3, 2022 |

At a City Council meeting on September 20, attendees applauded after Mayor Christian Provenzano proclaimed the first Monday of October 2022 – October 3rd – as World Habitat Day in Sault Ste. Marie. NOW THEREFORE, I, Christian Provenzano, as Mayor of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, do hereby proclaim October 3, 2022 as “World…

Habitat set to break ground on accessible Blake Avenue home

By Chelsey Foucher | August 10, 2022 |

On Wednesday, August 10, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) held a small Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the start of their fifteenth affordable home build.

ReStore July Sales Calendar

By Kelsey Rankin | July 6, 2022 |

Great stuff. Great prices. Great cause.

Habitat announces new Board of Directors at 2022 Annual General Meeting

By Chelsey Foucher | June 29, 2022 |

In Monday’s public meeting, the non-profit welcomed four new Board Directors. Joining Habitat’s Board of Directors are Diana Stoker, a Chartered Professional Account and Licensed Public Accountant, Lisa Bell, Assistant to the Mayor and Founder of Every Breakfast Counts, Jami DellaVedova, Controller of Soo Mill & Lumber Company and Board Chair of the Waterfront Child Development Centre, and Harvey Walsh, Civil Engineer and Habitat volunteer of over 10 years.

Habitat wins Diversity Award at Outstanding Business Achievement Awards ceremony

By Chelsey Foucher | June 20, 2022 |

The Diversity Award recognizes a business or organization that embraces, celebrates, and applies holistic inclusion and participation of a diverse people making the workplace a better environment in which to work and the community a better place in which to live, work and raise a family.

Touch-a-Truck 2022 was a success!

By Chelsey Foucher | June 17, 2022 |

The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., raised an astounding $16,475 for Habitat’s Affordable Homeownership Program!

New Habitat Homeowners selected for Blake Avenue home

By Chelsey Foucher | May 3, 2022 |

Ahmad Barakat, along with his wife Manal, and three young sons, Zen, Zayd, and Amir, will become the organization’s 15th Habitat Homeowners after their long search for a wheelchair-accessible home.

Wellington Home Dedicated to 14th Habitat Homeowners

By Chelsey Foucher | April 25, 2022 |

Last Saturday, April 23rd, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area hosted a small Dedication Ceremony to officially welcome their fourteenth Habitat Homeowners into their new home on Wellington Street West.

Benefits of Serving on a Non-Profit Board of Directors

By Chelsey Foucher | March 21, 2022 |

You may have heard that Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is looking to fill four positions on our Board of Directors by June. You may be asking, “why should I serve on a board?”, “who should serve on a board?”, or even “what is a Board of Directors?”

Supporting the full continuum of affordable housing – including homeownership

By Chelsey Foucher | February 28, 2022 |

In Ontario, Habitat for Humanity urges all political parties to take action and make affordable housing a priority. Affordable homeownership and other equity-building housing models must be mandated as part of the solution in our local communities by the Province of Ontario.

Habitat for Humanity SSM expanding to the entire Algoma District

By Chelsey Foucher | February 25, 2022 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA), with the approval of Habitat Canada, will expand their service area to the entire Algoma District.

Habitat for Humanity becomes Sault’s third certified living wage employer

By Chelsey Foucher | February 16, 2022 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) is officially certified as a living wage employer by The Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN), making the organization the Sault’s third employer ensuring that all employees are earning at least the local living wage of $16.20 per hour.

January Newsletter

By Chelsey Foucher | January 13, 2022 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area’s January newsletter – which includes news about Habitat Homeownership, job opportunities, fundraising events, ReStore sales, important dates, and more!

Traditional Homeownership Out of Reach? Apply for a Fully Accessible Habitat Home

By Chelsey Foucher | January 5, 2022 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) is accepting applications from families interested in owning a fully accessible Habitat Home at 23 Blake Avenue, which is conveniently located near schools, shopping centres, grocery stores, and public transportation routes.

637 Days

By Chelsey Foucher | December 8, 2021 |

For many residents, the idea of being home for 637 days is dreadful. With inadequate, inappropriate, and overcrowded housing, it is a constant reminder of the lack of safe, affordable housing and a lack of support.  

November News

By Chelsey Foucher | November 8, 2021 |

Habitat’s 13th Homeowner moves in; Volunteer at the ReStore; Giving Tuesday; No Frills Donation Campaign; Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala