A message from our CEO
We're looking ahead to 2021 with optimism as we grow our team and start new builds!

While we start this year in a province-wide lockdown to help flatten the curve of the COVID pandemic, our team remains committed to ensuring we are prepared for the road ahead.

One of the ways we will strengthen our mission moving forward is through our amalgamation with Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk! We are thrilled to expand our Habitat Heartland family to include Brantford, County of Brant, and Norfolk County. We will operate as one Habitat Heartland Ontario with our Brant-Norfolk Chapter to build more Habitat homes for more individuals and families in the 6 counties we serve. We will share more about our amalgamation and our team over the coming months, along with details about our upcoming projects!

As our St. Thomas semi-detached home build reaches the half-way point, we are thrilled to announce two new Habitat homeowners, Teagan and Shayna, who will call 92 & 94 Scott Street home! Read more about their stories below.

Habitat Heartland continues to welcome volunteers to our ReStores and build sites following provincial health & safety protocols, and we have a variety of volunteer positions for you to get involved! And make sure to check out the online ReStores, where you can find the same great deals on great products that you're used to. All 9 Habitat Heartland ReStores are now online!

Thank you for your continued support, and stay well!
Announcing our St. Thomas Habitat Homeowners!

We're so pleased to announce the two new Habitat homeowners for our St. Thomas builds, Teagan and Shayna! The Habitat Heartland team & Family Selection committee were thrilled to break the happy news to our new homeowners over Zoom!

Thank you for your continued support of Habitat Heartland. You empower us to partner with families like Teagan and Shayna's, helping them achieve safe, decent, and affordable homeownership in our community.

Learn how to become a Habitat homeowner on our website.
Begin the application process through our online eligibility quiz.
Munsee-Delaware Nation Build - Virtual Key Ceremony!

To celebrate the completion of Habitat Heartland's Munsee-Delaware Nation build of 4 homes for Indigenous families, we put together a Virtual Key Ceremony!

While we missed celebrating in-person with everyone involved in the project, we were glad to be able to come together virtually to thank our supporters, volunteers, and community partners including the Tachane Foundation who supported us through our Habitat for Humanity Indigenous Housing Program. Thank you to the Munsee-Delaware Nation community for being such amazing partners on this build.

Habitat Heartland was incredibly proud to have partnered with Munsee-Delaware Nation to build safe and secure homes for 4 Indigenous families on Traditional Munsee-Delaware Territory.

Team Build Days 2021!

Habitat Heartland's Team Build Day program is the ultimate team building experience - engage your employees and friends by building homes and helping your local community.

St. Thomas Build - Hiawatha Street
Work continues inside and out at our St. Thomas builds! This semi-detached build that will be home to Teagan and Shayna's families is at the half-way point!

Special thank you to our build volunteers and Winter co-op student for working safely and diligently on these homes!

Visit our website to learn how you can support this build, or email us to register your group for a Team Day!
We are safely welcoming groups to our build sites for Build Days, and booking for 2021! Contact us for more information on our current Build Day procedure and to register your group
Meaning of Home National Writing Contest!

The Meaning of Home writing contest is back for 2021!
While children are spending more time at home than ever before, why not have them write about what home means to them?

If you know a student in grades 4, 5 or 6, they can enter our Meaning of Home national writing contest by submit their composition, essay, or poem about what home means to them! With their entry, $10 will be donated to Habitat Heartland, and they have the chance to win a $30,000 grant for a Habitat Heartland build of their choice!

This is a perfect activity for at home, virtual, and in-class learning!
Habitat Heartland amalgamated with Habitat Brant-Norfolk!

We are thrilled to announce our amalgamation with Habitat Brant Norfolk! We will now work together as one Habitat Heartland Ontario to build strength, stability, and self-reliance in Brantford and the counties of Brant, Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford & Perth.

Meet Our Team!

Renee - Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat Heartland Ontario Brant-Norfolk Chapter

Where you live isn’t your community unless you do something to make it a better place” - it's my personal motto... 
My first experience with Habitat Brant-Norfolk was working on a home in Simcoe. I was a volunteer, and I knew the Future Homeowner family through a work connection. Fast forward a few years and I now have the pleasure of being the Volunteer Coordinator on staff. This two-year journey has involved getting to know hundreds of volunteers from various backgrounds, and over a dozen hardworking and deserving Future Homeowner families. When I learned that our affiliate was going to be merging with (the much bigger) Habitat Heartland Ontario, I admit I was a little nervous… Now that the process has started however, I am very excited about what the future will hold. There is so much experience and talent at the table; professionally I will get to further learn, develop my craft, and share my experience and ideas. We are building a stronger and better team. My community just got bigger – and I, we, are so excited to grow and create a more meaningful and fulfilling experience for our volunteers. Most importantly, we get to serve more families in need of safe, decent, affordable homes. 

We will be profiling our Habitat Heartland Team over the next few months, talking about what the merger means to them and the impact it will have on the communities we serve!
Skills Catalyst Training with Habitat Heartland!

Sign up today by completing this registration form! (you will need to have the updated version of Adobe reader installed, which can be downloaded here). To complete your registration, email your completed SCF Participant form to: volunteers@habitat4home.ca

Our program will kick-off in early 2021, start dates to be announced soon!

We aim to provide participants with on-the-job training and life skills that can have a long-lasting and life changing impact. This program is open without discrimination to all members in our community, including those who may be experiencing barriers entering the labour market.

Have questions about Habitat Heartland's Skills Training Program? Send us an email!
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Volunteer at the ReStore & on the Build Site!
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering with Habitat Heartland during this time, we have a variety of volunteer positions available.

Help fulfill online orders, repair electrical products, work in our carpentry area, and more at our ReStores. Work as a construction volunteer on our build sites in St. Thomas and London! We welcome volunteers of all abilities.

Our organization relies on hundreds of volunteers annually, but due to COVID, our volunteer numbers have reduced and our programs have been impacted. If you would like more information on volunteering during COVID, email our Volunteer Manager or register on our website!
Thank you to all of our dedicated Habitat volunteers!
Get Involved with Habitat and start building your future!
Any COVID related volunteering questions? Please contact Volunteer Manager Kendra - volunteers@habitat4home.ca
Shop the ReStore online!
Shop all 9 Habitat Heartland ReStores online - now including Brantford & Simcoe!

For the duration of the provincial lockdown, you can still shop your local ReStore online. Pick-up your order curb-side OR call for local delivery options.

Check out the Stratford, Adelaide, Pacific Court, Wonderland, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Listowel, Brantford, and Simcoe online ReStores today!
Want to receive regular ReStore updates on new deals, products, and online shopping?
Throwback to September - ReStore DIY Project!
Look at this amazing ReStore customer renovation before & after!

ReStore customer Minna renovated her back patio using mainly materials purchased from the ReStore, including the flooring and wall tile.
Follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to see more from our ReStore DIY series! 

Have a ReStore DIY project of your own? Send us your photos, we would love to share them!
Thank you for continuing to shop, donate and volunteer
Habitat for Humanity International +You Video Series
How historic housing discrimination against Black Americans contributes to racial inequalities today.
Click the video above, or the link here to watch panelists Richard Rothstein, Alexi McCammond and Dwayne Spencer discuss the history of anti-Black racism and government-sponsored segregation in housing in the U.S., and how that history is fundamental to issues of housing and equity today.

The +You thought leadership video series brings together experts from across the U.S. and around the world to discuss how housing intersects and interacts with other areas of societal concern including public health, racial equality, faith and the economy.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity International's +You thought leadership video series

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