Volunteering in all corners of Habitat

Meet John, one of Habitat Edmonton’s longtime volunteers. John’s journey with Habitat began in 2011, when he noticed an advertisement for volunteers on a Habitat Edmonton build site. He was […]

Statement: House Fires in Whitecourt

Habitat for Humanity is devastated by the news that two of our homeowners in Whitecourt have been displaced due to a fire at their homes on November 9, 2023. We […]

Why Larry loves volunteering at ReStore 

Larry was newly retired and looking for ways to fill his time. He had learned about ReStore and inquired about volunteering, but decided it was the place for him when […]

Krystle’s long road to homeownership

The night of July 18, Krystle laid in bed wide awake, too excited to sleep. It was raining, but the overcast skies didn’t darken her bright and sunny attitude because […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today, Habitat Edmonton observed National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at our ReStore. We welcomed an elder who delivered a teaching, traditional dancers, drummers, and traditional beading was available to […]

Chuck’s love for ReStore

When Chuck isn’t working on and showing off his 1921 Ford Model T, you can find him supporting several charitable organizations. Chuck regularly donates blood and visits seniors’ homes to […]

A Family’s Life Transformed

When Wendy reflects on life before she owned her Habitat home, she can hardly believe how much has changed. When she first came to Canada and settled in Edson, finding […]

Municipal Leaders Build

With World Habitat Day around the corner, municipal leaders from across the capital region convened to lend their hands framing a basement on the Orest Myckan Legacy Build. They saw […]

Building affordable homeownership together

For over a decade, the REALTORS® Community Foundation (RCF) has supported Habitat Edmonton. With their help, Habitat Edmonton has empowered hundreds of families to take control of their future and […]

Habitat’s Buy Back program

Habitat’s Buy Back program: how Habitat Edmonton amplifies our impact and generational change. At Habitat Edmonton, we empower families to make positive, generational changes through affordable homeownership. By providing a […]

Volunteering That Drives Positive Change

Three years ago, Joe received an invitation from a friend to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Little did he know that a single day of volunteering would turn into […]

Amy’s Journey to Independence

Amy and her daughter, Isabelle, lived in low-income housing in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The longer Amy spent in her apartment, the more she realized it was not where she wanted […]

Donna’s and Albert’s journey to empowerment

Donna and Albert sat on the floor of their empty apartment, filled with excitement and anticipation about moving. Having just received keys to their Habitat home, all their possessions were […]

Re-Inventing at ReStore

If you’ve ever visited ReStore and chatted about upcycling with a volunteer, you might have met Inez! Five years ago, Inez retired and was searching for somewhere to volunteer. When […]

ReStore Customer Appreciation Day

We were delighted to host Customer Appreciation Day at 4004 99 Street! We had food, chances to win cool prizes, inflatable games, face-painting, 104.9FM on site, as well as a […]

Seeds of Growth: What is affordable homeownership?

Affordable homeownership and sustainable housing models normally do not belong in the same sentence, but we believe in challenging expectations. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe in the potential of our community and in finding ways to support you as you build strength and independence.

Orest Myckan Legacy Build kick-off celebration

On June 1, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton celebrated the start of the Orest Myckan Legacy Build presented by the REALTORS® Community Foundation. The project honours prolific volunteer Orest Myckan, who […]

Unpacked for good: Rhea’s Story

How can we better support our kids to be confident and free to express themselves? Having the freedom to roam, make friendships and provide a safe and stable environment can transform hearts and minds. Rhea’s dream was for a home where her son and daughter could fully unpack without fear of moving and switching schools, and her life changed when she became a Habitat homeowner.

Free to be me: Amanda’s Story

How are you living unboxed? The answer varies from person to person, but at Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, we believe that living unboxed means having the freedom and the space to do something new that you have always wanted to do. Starting a garden, travelling, decorating rooms without restrictions – anything is possible!

Finding Home: Emerald’s Story

Have you ever had a Goldilocks moment when you stumble across something that feels just right? For Emerald, seeing her home for the first time was that moment. “It felt like a sign. For some reason, there’s a part of me that was drawn to the home, out of all the homes that were available at that time, there was something about that home when I walked in that felt like this is the home that I can raise my children in.”

Team Bonding at ReStore

Habitat Edmonton volunteers speak highly about their time in ReStore, from the relationships they’ve made to the skills they’ve built. Travis Nowak, a former ReStore volunteer and staff member, also […]

Yes, You Can! Become a Habitat Home Owner today

Owning your own home is not as daunting as it may appear. When you think of homeownership, images of happy, thriving families come to mind, but you often don’t think about the journey it took to get to that point. In reality, many Albertans cannot invest in savings at the end of each month once bills are due, and it is difficult to break free from the rental cycle. At Habitat for Humanity, you are not defined by your financial status, your job, or your story. We are breaking the mold to help you see that yes, you can. Yes, you can own your own home today. Yes, you can invest in your community without fear. We believe in the foundations of strength, stability and independence. So what does that look like for you?

Habitat for Humanity joins global Home Equals campaign

Habitat for Humanity Edmonton builds homes locally; however, we also support Habitat for Humanity International, who builds strength, stability, and self-reliance in developing countries. Over one billion people worldwide live […]

Safety and stability at Aurora Place

When Rhea reflects on life before she owned her home, she thinks of instability. She had been renting since she was 18, and her 11 year old son, Caine, had […]

Supporters Appreciation Event 2023 Highlights

On Thursday, April 27, we celebrated our generous supporters and volunteers! Over 150 attendees gathered at our ReStore South, where we celebrated their support with food, speeches, and awards. 2022 […]

Emerald’s New Beginning

Life was about to change for Emerald and her son, Calem. Although her small apartment initially met her family’s needs, Emerald learned she was pregnant with her second son, Andre. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim

Habitat for Humanity came on Jim Matheson’s radar while living in Singapore, where he learned that student and teachers were building homes for widows in Cambodia. He admired Habitat’s impact […]

Volunteer spotlight: Edgar

Meet Edgar, one of our wonderful ReStore volunteers! Although he has volunteered with Habitat Edmonton for 19 years, Edgar’s desire to help those in need began much earlier. Before Habitat, […]

A new life in Neufeld Landing

In their cozy home in Habitat’s Neufeld Landing development, you can find Amanda and her daughter, Hailey-Lynn, relaxing. Since July 2022, Amanda has owned her own home, and she could […]

Why should my business support Habitat for Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity has been changing lives in Edmonton and across northern Alberta for over 30 years. To date, we have transformed the future through over 840 affordable homeownership opportunities, […]

Amanda’s dream of a Carter Place home

Amanda knew about Habitat for Humanity for many years, but it was not until she moved to Edmonton that she became interested in owning her own home through Habitat. While […]

Bill and Ted’s Excellent ReStore Adventure

Pictured: ReStore volunteers Ted (left) and Bill (right)

Bill and Ted are two of our wonderful ReStore volunteers, and over the years, they have formed a strong friendship. Ted first volunteered with Habitat when he received a letter […]