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Habitat announces new Board of Directors at 2022 Annual General Meeting

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.