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 […]

Opening doors for Fartun and her children

Fartun and her children moved into their Habitat home in December 2021, and over the past year, home ownership has transformed their life. Before Habitat, Fartun and her children lived […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paul

Paul is a talented and dedicated volunteer who has supported Habitat Edmonton in many ways throughout the years. Paul began his journey with Habitat over five years ago while volunteering […]

Angela’s Story

Before Habitat, Angela and her son, Cobus, lived in an apartment building where they did not feel safe. Although Angela had two jobs and worked hard to save money, she […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Tracey and Farrah

Meet Tracey and Farrah, ReStore’s talented Staging Volunteers. Although the two began volunteering at ReStore a short three months ago, they have already had a huge impact. This skilled duo […]

Affordable Housing Survey

Habitat Canada’s Affordable Housing Survey reveals Canadians’ attitudes towards the affordable housing crisis in Canada. This survey sheds light on the growing barriers to housing and homeownership, as well as […]

Grande Prairie ReStore Closed Indefinitely

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Grande Prairie ReStore is closed indefinitely. We thank our donors, volunteers, and supporters in Grande Prairie for their support, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Volunteer Spotlight: Donna

Donna Pryor is one of the smiling faces you’ll see when walking into the Habitat Edmonton office. With a great skill set and a passion for Habitat’s charitable work, Donna […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Max

Max Vandersteen has been a valued member of Habitat’s volunteer team for over 15 years. In 2006, Max participated in his first Global Village program, and hasn’t stopped volunteering since. […]

Nima’s Homeownership Story

When Nima moved to Edmonton, she found herself living in a small two-bedroom apartment with her mother and son. Although life was difficult, she worked hard to give her mother […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Hank

Hank has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years. Although he began his work with Habitat in Winnipeg, Hank quickly became a valued member of the Habitat for […]

50/50 Raffle & Spirit Raffle Winning Tickets

Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. 50/50 Raffle Ticket #: C-16784 Order #: C77976 Spirit Raffle First Prize: Ticket #: A-1014 Order #: 8ABE00 Second Prize: Ticket #: A-1008 Order #: AFF5B4 Third Prize: Ticket #: A-1008 Order #: AFF5B4

What is Habitat for Humanity Edmonton?

Habitat Edmonton is a charity that provides families with a hand-up into affordable homeownership. We provide many families with a fresh start and promising future through the Habitat program, and […]

Supporter Appreciation Event Highlights

Habitat for Humanity Edmonton has been transforming lives since 1991, and we’ve seen many parents and children build strength, stability, and independence thanks to the incredible dedication of all our […]

Building Independence

In my last two blog posts, I raised the question of what it means to build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership – focusing on strength and stability, […]

Building Stability

“Having this home means that we are creating stable roots, we are working towards actually owning something, and it’s one less thing for my mom to worry about.” ~ Hailey […]

Building Strength

If you’ve been around Habitat for Humanity for any length of time, you’ve likely heard that Habitat helps families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. I want […]

Donor Spotlight – Jason Stewart

Having spent 10 years with Evergreen Co-op, Jason Stewart has been a long-time supporter and donor to Habitat for Humanity through Federated Co-operatives Limited and Sherwin-Williams’ “Communities in Colour” program […]