Orillia Lake Country

HFH Ontario Gateway North Orillia/Lake Country Chapter

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Habitat for Humanity Orillia/Lake Country has recently amalgamated with several other affiliates as Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North. This regional affiliate serves a large area for North-Central and Near North Ontario including Orillia, Midland, Muskoka, Parry Sound, North Bay, Sudbury and is beginning to serve Timmins as well.

Habitat for Humanity Orillia/Lake Country was founded in 2005 and, since that time, with the support of a very generous community and our national sponsors, we have assisted four families to attain the goal of homeownership.

In late 2005, Habitat for Humanity Orillia/Lake Country was founded as a chapter of Habitat for Humanity Huronia. In 2010, Habitat for Humanity Orillia/Lake Country received its own charitable status number from the Canada Revenue Agency and on September 1, 2010 was granted affiliate status by Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Orillia/Lake Country’s first home was built in 2006 on a lot donated by the City of Orillia. Since then, homes have also been completed in Orillia (two single dwellings), Hawkestone (large single dwelling) and Brechin (duplex).

The Orillia ReStore, as well as office space, was opened after extensive renovations in October 2011. The Orillia ReStore was first located at 3835 Campbell Road off Highway 11 North.

In July of 2016 the Orillia ReStore moved to an in-town location at 220 James St. W off Memorial. 

Our goal is to continue to build more homes for low-income working families and to break the cycle of poverty in our communities. The service area of Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North Orillia Lake Country Chapter covers the Townships of Ramara, Severn, and Oro-Medonte, including the City of Orillia and Rama.

The Orillia Lake Country Chapter plans and manages HFHOGN build projects in the area, including raising funds, hosting events, organizing volunteers, selecting and maintaining contact with the partner families and working with the community.

Working Together as a Community, we can provide hope for low-income working families and help build brighter futures, especially for the children -- together we CAN AND WILL make a difference!