Munsee-Delaware Nation & Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Celebrating Virtual Key Ceremony for 4 Homes for Indigenous Families

December 14, 2020 - London, Ontario - Munsee-Delaware Nation and Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario are excited to celebrate the completion of four single-family homes for Indigenous families with a virtual key ceremony, posted on the Habitat Heartland Ontario Facebook page. All are welcome to view and engage in the key ceremony virtually when it is posted on December 18th, 2020.  

Habitat Heartland is proud to take part in Habitat Canada’s national Indigenous Housing Partnership, an equitable partnership between Habitat Canada and the Assembly of First Nations rooted in respect for Indigenous culture. Habitat Heartland is committed to helping deliver housing solutions by Indigenous communities, for Indigenous communities.   

“With the support of Munsee-Delaware Nation, Habitat Heartland engaged the community and built four safe, family sized homes for Indigenous families on Munsee-Delaware Nation Traditional Territory through affordable homeownership and other housing solutions”, said Michele Snake, Housing Coordinator, Munsee-Delaware Nation.  

“Habitat Heartland is thrilled to celebrate the completion of four homes built in partnership with Munsee-Delaware Nation,” said Brian Elliot, CEO Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. “This build project has been a wonderful collaboration between us and Munsee-Delaware Nation as a result of our shared commitment to building safe and secure homes for Indigenous families on Traditional Territory. We want to thank the community of Munsee-Delaware for being such great partners in this important project." 

This four-home build project was generously supported by Diamond Hammer sponsor Tachane Foundation. The Tachane Foundation supported this build for Indigenous families, as they have done for so many other builds across Canada through their long-time support of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Indigenous Housing Partnership.  

Special thank you to Habitat Heartland’s sponsors on this build, including: 

Gold Hammer Sponsors: Libro Credit Union, London Community Foundation 

Silver Hammer Sponsors: Drewlo Developments Corp. & Ironstone Building Company, Capacity Canada, Centreline Sanitation, Chelmaks Carpet & Floor, Try Recycling & The Better Bin Company, Dupont, Dupont Tyvek, Electrical Safety Authority, McNaughton’s Home Hardware Building Centre, Strik Baldinelli Moniz, Tepperman’s, Tinworx, The Top Shop 

Bronze Hammer Sponsors: Home Depot, Moen Canada, Spectrum Brands, University of Western Ontario, Kidde Canada, Peterborough KM Hunter Charitable Foundation, Atchison Plumbing Heating & Cooling, DeKay Construction, DiCola Drywall, Great Northern Insulation, CID Electrical Contracting, Jumbo Building Products, Lennox Furnaces, London Stair & Railing  

Munsee-Delaware Nation and Habitat Heartland began construction on this project in June 2020, and completed the builds in accordance with provincial guidelines around COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
About Munsee-Delaware Nation: 
The Munsee Delaware Nation is making great strides in developing a sustainable and self-sufficient economy once again. Where once the Munsee Delaware Nation developed an extensive trade network with neighbouring communities and Nations, today, we are creating jobs for our youth by tapping into the emerging green economy. Together, the Munsee Delaware Nation and its partners are working toward securing a prosperous future that will also benefit the environment. For more information, please visit

About Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario believes that everyone has the right to the confidence, security and hope that a home provides. Affordable homeownership is key to building strong, equitable and thriving communities. By mobilizing volunteers and community partners, Habitat Heartland provides opportunities for families in Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford and Perth counties to achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership. For more information, please visit 

Emily Rust 
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario