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Iqaluit, Nunavut

September 2 - 9, 2017 

Celebrate Canada's 150th by building a home for a family!

Join a team of like-minded Canadians to help a family achieve their dream of a safe and affordable home of their own while experiencing life in Canada’s Eastern Arctic. Construction experience is not necessary to join the trip – just a spirit of adventure, willingness to work hard and a sense of humour. 

Why should I go to Iqaluit?

The city of Iqaluit (pronounced ih-KAL-oo-it) is located on Baffin Island at the northern end of Frobisher Bay. Iqaluit has a population of about 8,000 and is the capital of the territory of Nunavut. About 60 percent of the population is Inuit and the three major languages spoken locally are Inuktitut, English and French. A visit to Iqaluit is like no other and this trip provides a great opportunity to support a local family improve their housing situation while spending a week in a part of Canada most Canadians have never visited.

Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Nunavut

At the top of the world, under the midnight sun, there is a desperate need for affordable housing. The mission of Habitat Iqaluit is to partner with volunteers and community groups/organizations to build simple, decent housing for working families to provide them with affordable homeownership.



What will my week look like?

September 2 - Team meets in Ottawa; overnight

September 3 - Team travels to Iqaluit 

Sepetember 4-7 - Build Days

September 8 - Build Day & Farewell event

September 9 - Team departs 


 Where will I stay? What will I eat?

Our lodging will be in two apartments each with three bedrooms, with two people sharing a room. We will prepare our own breakfasts and dinners where we are staying with lunch being provided for us at the build site. Snacks and water will also be provided at the build site. The Team Leader will provide more information about meals.


What will it cost?

The cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in Iqaluit is approximately
$1,630 + round-trip airfare

The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Iqaluit and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Ottawa. Global Village Canada is working with an airline to make arrangements for the round trip flight between Ottawa and Iqaluit. The Team Leader will provide details on arrangements and paying for the Ottawa-Iqaluit flights. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.

*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip). 


Meet the Team Leader: Kathleen Kelly

I’m Kathie...in addition to being a mother to 3 grown children, I am also a very proud “nana” to 3 grandchildren. My career as a Director of Human Resources in a local Non-Profit in London, Ontario, supporting people with developmental disabilities has afforded me an opportunity to see the amazing outcomes when a person is offered a hand up in the form of housing…it transcends into living in a state of dignity…acceptance and inclusion in a community.

I’ve been involved with Habitat for Humanity International for 10 years and have participated in several international builds…Brazil…Amman, Jordan…Chile…Mombasa, Kenya…Mongolia…Sri Lanka…Fiji…Philippines and also want to mention, London, Ontario!!!

 I am so excited to have you join our team for what is sure to be the vacation with purpose that you will remember and carry with you forever! Please feel free to contact me at kathleeneak@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!


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