our impact

Picture of Helene and Simona.

Meet Stephanie, Anthony, Aaron, Austin, and Alexis

“My mother, my aunt, and my grandmother live upstairs. The only space for the five of us was in the unfinished basement, and it’s only half a basement because the other half is a crawlspace.”

Meet Hélène and Simona

“We’ve looked at 20 apartments since January,” says Hélène. “Everything in our area is in the $2500 range. That’s half of what I make.”

Picture of Helene and Simona.
Picture of Jacey and Darius.

Meet Jacey and Darius

“Finding housing isn’t easy, and it’s so expensive. We’ve looked at apartments throughout Muskoka, and we’ve applied to the District of Muskoka for social housing.”…

Meet Maddie, Richard, and Paisley

“I grew up very poor. My mom mostly lived in small apartment buildings, and I never really had my own stable home.” Those are tough words to hear…

 Maddie, Richard, and there baby Paisley
 Josh, Shannon, and Aiden smiling

Meet John, Shannon, and Aiden

“Security. Safety. Stability. Family unity.” This is what owning a Habitat home means to Shannon Sutton and her family…

Meet Josh, Myesha, Lydia and Eleanor

“Underhoused” is a term used to define a community with insufficient dwellings to serve its population. It can also describe individuals and families whose housing situation is simply inadequate…

 Josh, Myesha, and their kids Lydia and Elanor infront of their home
picture of Janet and Devin smiling

Meet Janet and Devin

Janet Anderson is still in shock. “It’s all so unreal. We’re going to be in a house!” When Janet announced to her family that she and her son, Devin had been selected as…

Meet Aimee, Morgan and Holly

Stability. Security. Legacy. If you ask Aimee Cooper what owning her own home means to her, that’s what she’ll tell you. Aimee is the proud mom of three. Kacie, 22, is newly married..

Aimee, and their kids Morgan and Holly sitting infront of there house
 Dave and Patty smiling

Meet Dave and Patty

Dave and Patty Norrie have lived in Parry Sound for the past 28 years and thanks to Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North, next month they’ll be moving into the first-ever home of their own…

Meet Stephane and Shalen

Stephane Rochefort and Shalen Cole feel a powerful commitment to giving back to their community. Their shared interest in social welfare has driven their post-secondary education…
 Stephane and Shalen infront of new home
Matt, Zarah, Ezekiel, and Ariana sitting infront of their new home

Meet Matt, Zarah, Ezekiel, and Ariana

“Living room dance parties.” When Zarah pictures life with her family in their new home, that’s what she sees. Zarah and her husband Matt are the devoted parents of Ariana…

Meet Meghan, Conner, and Myles

Myles wants to be a train conductor when he grows up. And he wants a blue bedroom. These are important considerations for a four-year-old. Myles’ parents, Meghan McIntyre and Connor Hesse can’t wait to make at least one of these dreams come true…

Meghan, Conner, and their kid Myles outside

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