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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be in Canada in 2017 for Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to help build 150 homes for Canada's 150th anniversary – Habitat Canada's biggest build project ever!

Everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live in and yet so many families do not have that. By supporting the Carter Work Project, Canadians can help build a more caring nation through volunteering – where neighbours help neighbours build homes that provide a safe and affordable foundation for a better life.

President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba but the Carter Work Project will be a country-wide effort, with over 40 communities in every province and territory in Canada helping us reach our goal of building 150 homes. For a list of all the participating Affiliates, please click here.

 
 
Your personal or corporate sponsorship of the 2017 Carter Work Project will help bring strength, stability and self-reliance to families in need of a safe and decent place to live. Mark Canada's 150th anniversary by helping make homeownership affordable for 150 Canadian families. Your sponsorship makes a difference.

Sponsorship of the Carter Work Project offers an opportunity like no other:
  • An unparalleled team-building experience - your employees, clients, partners, family members or other stakeholders will help build homes in partnership with future Habitat homeowners in your community.
  • Valuable marketing and promotional opportunities for your brand.
  • Alignment with a high-profile international event and a widely respected non-profit brand.
  • Participation in Habitat for Humanity's 40-year-old global movement.

It takes the incredible commitment of sponsors, donors and community partners alike to make this project possible. We thank the early supporters of the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project for their commitment to 150 families across Canada.

To learn more about how your company can get involved in the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project through exciting sponsorship opportunities, please contact a sponsorship representative by phone at (204) 235-2402 or by email by clicking here.
 

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The Carter Work Project is about neighbours helping neighbours. This is your chance to get involved and help Habitat for Humanity Canada mark Canada's 150th anniversary by building 150 homes. Whether it's sharing on Facebook, volunteering or donating to help us build homes across Canada, we need your help to make the 2017 Carter Work Project a success.

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Carter to return to city next year
Winnipeg Free Press, October 3, 2016

Former U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, helping build homes in Winnipeg this summer
Global News, October 3, 2016

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter to visit Winnipeg for Habitat for Humanity build
CBC News Manitoba, October 2, 2016

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Key Messages
  • On World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity Canada is announcing its biggest building project ever as part of the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in July, 2017.
  • Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be in Edmonton and Winnipeg from July 9-14, 2017 to help build homes alongside thousands of volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.
  • The Carter Work Project will be taking place across Canada in over 40 communities with a goal to build 150 homes to mark Canada's 150th anniversary.
Supplementary Messaging
  • One in seven households, including 735,000 children, do not have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home in Canada. Every day, thousands of families are forced to decide between paying rent or putting food on the table.
  • Habitat for Humanity is changing that, with its innovative approach that helps low income working families break the cycle of poverty and alleviate affordable housing issues. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages geared to their income.
FAQs

What is being announced today?
To mark World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity Canada is announcing today that former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be in Canada for the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in July, 2017.

During July 9-14, 2017, Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place in cities across Canada to build 150 homes in conjunction with Canada's 150th anniversary. While building will take place in cities coast to coast, President and Mrs. Carter will focus their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Habitat for Humanity and volunteers will partner with Canadian families, including indigenous families, to build or improve a decent and affordable place to call home.

What is the Carter Work Project?
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat, to build and improve homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.

How many houses are you building?
The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, partnering with thousands of volunteers, Habitat affiliates and Habitat future homeowners, will help build 150 homes across Canada, to mark Canada's 150th anniversary.

Where are the houses being built?
The project will take place in over 40 communities across the country, with President and Mrs. Carter focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba as they help to build 150 homes for Canada's 150th anniversary.

What is World Habitat Day?
World Habitat Day is a UN-designated day to promote the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Falling on the first Monday of every October, this day has marked the need, globally, for safe, decent and affordable places to live for the past 30 years.

What is Habitat for Humanity?
In Canada, Habitat for Humanity has been working since 1985 toward a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to live. With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 local organizations from coast to coast to coast, our mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

People in your community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Worldwide, more than 6.8 million people have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

How does Habitat for Humanity help people?
Habitat's model of affordable home ownership helps to alleviate affordable housing issues. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages geared to their income. Habitat for Humanity's innovative approach helps low income working families break the cycle of poverty - decreasing their reliance on food banks and allowing families to move out of social housing which frees up space for those on waiting lists. These are homes that provide families with the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

How can I get involved?
For more information, including volunteer registration and sponsorship opportunities, click here.
 
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Over 40 communities in every province and territory in Canada will be participating in the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in July, 2017.

Habitat Affiliates across the country are in the early stages of planning and working hard to identify and procure build sites in their communities for the Carter Work Project. Please bookmark this website and check back often for updates. We'll be adding details on locations and local volunteer opportunities in 2017 as that information becomes available.

If you would like to donate to help your local Habitat for Humanity build a home for the Carter Work Project, please click here! You can make an online donation to your local Habitat Affiliate by choosing from a drop-down menu of participating Affiliates.

Participating Affiliates


Alberta
Camrose Region
Edmonton
Red Deer
Southern Alberta

Manitoba
Manitoba

Newfoundland
Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia

Ontario
Greater Ottawa
Greater Toronto Area
Grey-Bruce
Halton-Mississauga
Hamilton
Heartland Ontario
Huron County
Huronia
Kingston
Niagara
Northumberland
Ontario Gateway North
Peterborough & Kawartha Region
Prince Edward-Hastings
Sarnia/Lambton
Sault Ste. Marie
Seaway Valley
South Georgian Bay
Thousand Islands
Thunder Bay
Waterloo Region

Quebec
Quebec

Yukon
Yukon
British Columbia
Kamloops
Mid-Vancouver Island
Okanagan
Southeast BC
Sunshine Coast
Vancouver Island North Society

New Brunswick
Fredericton Area Inc.
Saint John

Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories

Nunavut
Iqaluit

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island

Saskatchewan
Prince Albert
Regina
Saskatoon