A message from our CEO
This month, we have some exciting new projects and announcements to share!

At Habitat Heartland Ontario, we build more than just homes - we build hope for a better future. Join our Monthly Hopebuilder program to give a local family a fresh start this Spring. Learn more about how you can get involved below!

This month, we are also kicking off our Sheds for Humanity raffle prize draw fundraiser! You could WIN 1 of 2 Old Hickory Buildings Sheds and a $50 ReStore gift card! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20, with all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario's future builds.

All 9 of our ReStores are open for online shopping only during the duration of the provincial lockdown, so make sure to check out your local ReStore online for all your spring project and home improvement needs!

Thank you for your continued support, and stay well!
Brian Elliot, CEO Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario
Learn how to become a Habitat homeowner on our website.
Begin the application process through our online eligibility quiz.
Brook Street Virtual Key Ceremony!

To celebrate the completion of our single-family build in Simcoe, Norfolk County for Sharon, Russ and Krysten, we held a live streamed Virtual Key Ceremony on the Brant-Norfolk Chapter Facebook page! If you missed it live on April 29th, you can still watch here.

The Habitat Heartland Ontario team was thrilled to hand the keys over to our newest Habitat homeowners on Brook Street through our virtual celebration on Zoom.

We were joined by Habitat homeowners Sharon, Russ and Krysten, as well as local dignitaries and Habitat for Humanity’s Brian Elliot (CEO Habitat Heartland Ontario, Lynda Henriksen (GM Habitat Heartland Brant-Norfolk Chapter), Alan MacKinnon (Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Board Chair), Steve Roorda (Brant Norfolk Steering Committee), Joe Scrocco (Brant Norfolk’s Director of Build Services) and Frances Richardson, (Homeownership Services Coordinator).  

Thank you to our volunteers, donors, partners, and everyone in the community that helped make this Habitat Heartland Brant-Norfolk Chapter build in Norfolk County possible!

Toyota MMC Inc. Drumbo Build
Our new build in Drumbo, Oxford County for two local families will be breaking ground soon! Stay tuned for more details later this month.

Special thank you to our sponsors on this build: Diamond Hammer sponsor Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. and Platinum Hammer sponsor Oxford County.

Habitat Heartland would also like to thank the Drumbo Lions Club, along with the many other community members who have already shown great support for this project!

Culver Drive Renovation Project
This month, we are wrapping up work at our renovation project on Culver Drive in London! This was a semi-detached home that was very generously donated to Habitat Heartland.

Stay tuned to our social media for how you can participate in our Culver Drive Virtual Key Ceremony on May 26!

Culver Drive will soon be home to Jamie & Jennifer's family! Special thanks to all our build volunteers for your support throughout this project - we couldn't do it without you.

Women's Build 2021

Sign up to be a part of Habitat Heartland Ontario's Women's Build 2021 with the women from your business, community group, or group of friends today!

Habitat Heartland's Women Build events provide the opportunity for women from all different backgrounds to build together, empowering families and individuals in our community to build strength, stability and self-reliance.

Team Build Days 2021

Invest in your team while investing in your community! 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.

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
Sheds for Humanity Raffle Prize Draw!

Only 2000 raffle tickets are available, and they are selling fast, so don't miss your chance to be 1 of 2 lucky winners!!

Sheds will be delivered to winners by Old Hickory, provided the winners live in Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Perth, Brant, or Norfolk county. The gift cards will be mailed to winners. Must be 18+ and an Ontario resident to purchase tickets.

Every dollar raised from Sheds for Humanity will help fund our next builds in Brantford & Oxford counties!
Become a Monthly Hopebuilder!

This month, we are excited to announce the launch of our Monthly Hopebuilder program, where you can sign up as a monthly donor to make a lasting impact in our community.

Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. And we cannot accomplish this without the tremendous help of people like you.
Become a Monthly Hopebuilder today to help give a local family a fresh start.
Skills Catalyst Training with Habitat Heartland!

We want to thank everyone who has participated in Habitat Heartland Ontario's FREE 8-week Skills Catalyst Training program!

Our program helped participants with on-the-job training and life skills that will have a life changing impact on their future education or job search. This program was open without discrimination to all members in our community, including those who may be experiencing barriers entering the labour market.

This program is funded by the Government of Ontario.
Meet Our Team

Kendra - Volunteer Manager, Habitat Heartland Ontario

"What an exciting time for Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario, and our Brant-Norfolk Chapter. Working alongside Brant has been a rewarding experience for me. I’m learning how they operate, how much they value their volunteers, and how excited they are about their large projects coming up."

Keep up with what's new by following us on Facebook!
National Volunteer Week at Habitat Heartland!
We were thrilled to celebrate our Habitat Heartland Ontario Volunteers during National Volunteer Week, with the theme,"the power of one, the value of many". Click here to read more about why we celebrate National Volunteer week with write-ups from our Volunteer Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.

Thinking of volunteering with Habitat Heartland? With a variety of volunteer positions available in our ReStores & on our Build Sites, it's easy to get involved! Visit our website to learn more about volunteering on our Build Sites & all 9 ReStore locations! We welcome volunteers of all abilities.

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 - kforrest@habitat4home.ca
Shop the ReStore online!
Shop all 9 Habitat Heartland ReStores online for great deals on everything you need for your home this Spring!!

While we are closed to in-store shopping, you can still shop your local ReStore online! Curbside pickup and local delivery options available - contact your local ReStore for details.

Check out the Stratford, Adelaide, Pacific Court, Wonderland, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Listowel, Brantford, and Simcoe online ReStores today!
Spring Cleaning? Donate to the ReStore!
Donating to your local ReStore gives good product a new life!

Habitat ReStores accept a wide-range of quality new and gently-used items including: Kitchens, Light fixtures, Windows, Lumber, Appliances, Furniture, Tools & more!

Spring Garden ReStore DIY Project!
Look at this amazing Habitat team member DIY before & after!

Renee - Habitat Heartland Brant-Norfolk Chapter Volunteer Coordinator, gave this bench a new life in her backyard! She purchased the bench and all the DIY materials she needed from the ReStore.

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
This Mother's Day, We're Celebrating the Impact of Women Supporting Women in our Community
One of the biggest issues that has been magnified during the COVID pandemic is the tremendous balancing act that so many women have to face on a daily basis: working from home or serving as essential workers, all while helping their children navigate virtual school, and keeping their families healthy and happy.

Habitat for Humanity has long recognized the critical role women play in their communities and their specific barriers to homeownership. That’s why Habitat’s Women Build program, thanks to the generous partnership of Lowe’s, brings together future homeowners and dedicated volunteers to help women build a better future for their families and communities. The Lowe’s partnership with Habitat began in 2003, and Habitat and Lowe’s help families across the U.S., India and Canada, build a brighter future through homeownership during International Women Build Week.

Build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership for a local family today,
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1-500 Rocher Rd. Listowel
t: 519-815-8158