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Habitat for Humanity Canada celebrates opening of Toronto office


Habitat for Humanity Canada is proud to announce the opening of its Toronto-based national Marketing and Development office, located at 124 Merton Street (Yonge and Davisville). The office was designed and furnished with the help of local businesses who donated product, expertise and services to help create the new space.

Habitat for Humanity Canadas goal in opening this new office was to create a welcoming and motivating environment for visitors and volunteers working on programs and initiatives, while keeping costs low. This was accomplished with the support of local businesses who partnered with Habitat for Humanity Canada on the project.

Local businesses that played an integral role in creating the new office include: Urban Scout Design (interior design), The Summerlee Group of Companies (office furnishings), and Tayco Panelink Ltd. (workspace furnishings).

In addition, many other businesses demonstrated their commitment to Habitat for Humanity Canada and to the environment by donating products with environmentally friendly components or sustainable designs. All products provided by Tayco Panelink Ltd., Summerlee Group of Companies and Green Standards North America Inc. were diverted from landfills and have been redeployed for years of further service. The laminate floors donated by TORLYS are made from environmentally friendly components and all the appliances provided by Whirlpool are EnergyStar rated.

Habitat for Humanity would also like to thank the following companies whose support was critical in the success of this project: The Home Depot Canada, Hunter Douglas Canada Inc., Arconas Corporation, Cape Contract Furniture Inc., Humanscale Corporation, Leader Plumbing and Heating Inc., Beaulieu Canada, Cedarcraft Woodworks, and Timothys Coffees of the World Inc.

We are grateful to all our partners who contributed to the opening of our new office, said David Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Partnership with the community, volunteers and Canadian businesses is the engine that drives our programs to help families in core housing need. This new office, in addition to providing great working space for our people, is a testament to the power of partnership in our organization.

The new office will house seven marketing and development staff, and serve as a meeting place for national staff, board members and volunteers.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA

Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The mission of the organization is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Habitat for Humanity Canada was founded in 1985, consists of over 35,000 volunteers and 72 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, and is a member of Habitat for Humanity International which spans 93 countries, has built over 225,000 homes, and is now building a new home every 21 minutes.