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Habitat NWT News

Keep current on news and events at Habitat NWT

Welcome to Two New Homeowners!

On May 14, 2024, Habitat for Humanity NWT welcomed Brandee and family in Hay River, and then May 15, 2024, Candace, Christian and their family also became part of the Habitat for Humanity group of homeowners. Learn more about Brandee, Candace & Christian and their journey to become a homeowner!

Habitat NWT Board Chair recognized nationally with Terry Petkau Legacy Award

Habitat for Humanity Canada awarded Dave Hurley, Habitat for Humanity NWT Board Chair and co-founder, the Terry Petkau Legacy Award at the Habitat National Conference and AGM in May, 2024. This award recognized Dave's visionary leadership, commitments to partnership and accomplishments in building more homes for families.

The award is the highest honour for members of the national organization. Congratulations Dave!

Habitat NWT welcomes four new homeowners

In Yellowknife, we welcomed new homeowners Cait, Susanna, and Amelie & Mazin at a key ceremony on November 25, 2023. In Hay River welcome to Brandee! (Key ceremony to be held Spring 2024; delayed due to evacuations).

Enter the Meaning of Home Contest today

Parents and teachers! The Meaning of Home contest is a unique and meaningful way to get your children involved in creative writing and giving back in their community. Kids in grades 4, 5, and 6 can write an entry between 50 and 300 words about what home means to them in English or French. Entries can be submitted online, by mail, or by e-mail during the contest period. Grand prize winners receive a $30,000 grant for their local Habitat and runner-up winners receive $10,000 for their local Habitat, plus all winners receive a tablet for themselves and a pizza party for their class!

ReStore Now Closed for 2023 Season (July 10, 2023)

The Habitat ReStore is now closed for 2023. We are not accepting donations.

We don't know what the future of the ReStore looks like but we are looking forward to our continued focus on building more affordable housing for NWT families!

Century 21 Donates $21,000 to Habitat for Humanity NWT

Thanks so much to Century 21 Yellowknife for donating half the proceeds of their annual charity golf tournament to Habitat for Humanity NWT towards our affordable home builds in Yellowknife. A beautiful day and lots of fun had by all. Thanks to all the donors and sponsors for your support!

Applications for Yellowknife homes now open

Habitat for Humanity NWT is now accepting applications to become the next homeowner. There are two homes available in Yellowknife, NT. The first step is to complete an Eligibility Questionnaire.

May 6, 2023 Habitat homeowner info session

Habitat for Humanity NWT will be hosting an Open House Session May 6th, 1pm-3pm in the Meeting Room at the Yellowknife Public Library. Interested in learning more about how you can apply for our Homeownership Program? Come join us, we hope to see you there!

Habitat for Humanity NWT selected for Community Voice Fund

The Community Voice Fund is an initiative at True North in partnership with Gahcho Kue Mine, De Beers Group, and Mountain Province Diamonds.

April 16-22, 2023 is National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week, and this year’s theme is, Volunteering Weaves Us Together. A single strand of thread is pretty and functional – but when you weave many threads together, you create a something unique that is colourful, vibrant and strong!

Habitat for Humanity NWT President, Dave Hurley, was recognized as our Volunteer of the Year.