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 led over 30 trips around the world to build homes for families. In addition to his Global Village Trips, Orest volunteered regularly as a Crew Leader for Habitat Edmonton. The two homes will honour Orest’s legacy of providing safe and stable homes to families in our community. Read more about Orest and the build.
This build will result in a duplex, which is also part of the Black Families Initiative. While over 68% of Canadians own their own home, Black people living in Canada experience systematic barriers and discrimination which results in a disproportionate lack of home ownership opportunities. This program address the racial disparity in home ownership and provides Black Canadians with the same opportunity to own a home that others benefit from.
We were pleased to share the morning with the Myckan family, Eugene and Elfrida McTague who donated the land, as well as, Ashley Salvador, Councillor Ward Metis, and Aaron Robinson, President REALTORS® Community Foundation.