Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa is an organization that with the help of volunteers and Habitat homeowners, builds safe, decent and affordable homes, including single-family and multi-unit houses. Habitat has been building homes in Ottawa since 1993 and has served 76 local families over the last 25 years. Habitat for Humanity believes in bringing communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity helps provide families opportunities to get involved in their local new communities, encouraging a feeling of belonging to their communities.
Habitat’s model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for low-income working families by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own Habitat home and build a better future for their family. Partnering with Kids Up Front has meant that local Habitat families who might otherwise not have had a chance to attend Ottawa sporting events, ski trips, museum visits and other cultural activities now have that opportunity.
Marc Caron, Interim CEO at Habitat Greater Ottawa said this about the partnership with Kids Up Front:
“At Habitat Greater Ottawa, we believe the greatest beneficiaries of a safe and stable home are the children, so this partnership with Kids Up Front fits really well with our mission and values. We’re so thankful that Kids Up Front has provided our Habitat families with the chance to attend theatre productions, live sporting events and museum visits, creating lasting, positive memories that they can also associate with their Habitat home.”
Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, with Kids Up Front’s help, was able to provide an opportunity to a family of 3 Kids to experience the Raise the Root program provided by the City of Ottawa through the Billings Estate National Site and Museum. The Kids are super excited to be attending the Camp all about getting your hands dirty as they discover their green thumb in the Billings Estate veggie garden. They will get to learn the dos and don’ts of maintaining your home garden with a historical twist! Thank you to Habitat for Humanity for their support and the City for providing them this wonderful summer opportunity!
Check out Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa at the following links: