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Indigenous Housing Partnership

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Habitat Grey Bruce

Chippewa of Nawash

(Wiarton, ON)


Volunteer in an Indigenous Housing Partnership whilst giving a "hand up" to families in need


July 27th - August 3rd 2019

In 2018, Habitat Grey Bruce celebrated its 31st year of existence with the dedication of the first Habitat home built on Indigenous territory in Ontario in the community of Neyaashiinigmiing. This milestone represented the 40th house built in Grey Bruce. The local Habitat has now served 80 adults and 116 children since its inception.

Habitat Grey Bruce is planning to build up to 6 single detached houses in partnership with the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation in a new 25-acre development. This will be a continuation of a development started last year when 4 houses were built utilizing Habitat family selection criteria (including sweat equity) and a deferred homeownership model. Habitat Grey Bruce also is assisting the First Nation with homeownership education including a specialized house maintenance guide.


Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce

The need for affordable housing continues to increase in many communities throughout Grey and Bruce counties. The average waiting list for assisted rental housing is about three years forcing many families to pay high rent in often substandard units.

There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in inadequate housing and more than 100 million are homeless. Habitat helps by building or renovating simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need. Not only do we want to be building homes here we are also committed to supporting the construction of homes internationally through annual contributions to Habitat Canada’s Global Neighbours Alliance.

Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to change)

 Saturday, July 27th 

 Travel to Grey Bruce

 Sunday, July 28th   

 Cultural Day

 Monday, July 29th - Thursday, August 1st

 Build days

 Friday, August 2nd

 Final build day and Farewell

 Saturday, August 3rd

 Depart Grey Bruce

Typical Housing Solutions

Single family household. 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
Framing, insulation, drywall, windows, doors, flooring, trim, painting and landscaping. 

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 8 day opportunity to build with Habitat Grey Bruce is approximately $1,905 (1) + Air Transportation (2) 

(1) The Habitat individual covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support to the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, orientation materials, transportation, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Grey Bruce and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation. 

(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Toronto and must be done in consultation with the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

Team Leader 

Hi! My name is Sophia and I am very excited to be leading a team to Grey Bruce this summer. I've done quite a bit of travelling over the years and love the idea of travelling for a purpose. Habitat is a great way to experience something new and help a family in need. I participated in my first Habitat trip to Jordan some years ago and was inspired to continue on the Habitat journey. Iv'e had the opportunity to be team leader on builds within Canada (Grande Prairie, Whitehorse, and Iqaluit) and internationally (Hawaii, Jordan, Cambodia and Chile). I'm very excited to be leading a team in my own backyard this summer and I hope you will join me on this Ontario build. 

Please feel free to contact me at sophiah4h@hotmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using the on-line application!

Please note: I will be away on a Global Village build from Wednesday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 26. I will respond to your request before or after I return.

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