Habitat Happenings Fall 2022

Oct 28, 2022 |

On behalf of the whole team at Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington, I am happy to share some exciting news!

We are very pleased to announce two new build projects to take place over the next 3 years, one in Guelph on Speedvale Avenue East, and one in Fergus on Garafraxa Street West. Another project currently in the works is the redevelopment of the Orchard Park building, a partnership with the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph Eramosa Township. Between these three projects we will build a mix of over 145 market and Habitat units in the next 3-5 years.

Know a Family in Need of Housing?
We are currently looking for families to partner with! We are looking for families that can demonstrate:

  • A need – home is unsafe, unsuitable, or unaffordable
  • The ability to pay a mortgage
  • A willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity

Interested families and individuals can visit habitatgw.ca/apply to complete a brief Eligibility Questionnaire.

Interested in Investing in Affordable Housing?
Did you know that you can invest in Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington by purchasing a Community Bond? Put your money to work, and make an impact in your community. Please complete the Community Bond inquiry form for more information, or sign up for one of our upcoming webinars where we can answer your questions.

Moving Forward
We’re all looking forward to rolling up our sleeves, breaking ground and starting the build. Until then, thank you for your ongoing support in helping us build homes and build community.


Ryan Deska
Director, Community Engagement & Development

Have you seen us in the news lately?

EloraFergusToday – Habitat for Humanity seeking support for two new builds
Wellington Advertiser – Habitat for Humanity plans projects in Fergus, Guelph; launches bonds program to raise funds
Guelph Mercury Tribune –Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington acquiring two new properties, issuing community bonds
GuelphToday –How you can invest in affordable housing for roughly 35 families in Guelph and Fergus

The Meaning of Home contest is back – January 9 to February 4, 2023!
The annual Meaning of Home contest invites Grades 4, 5, and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them for a chance to win prizes, and to direct a grant to a local Habitat for Humanity build of their choice. Plus every entry creates a $10 donation to the local Habitat office from Sagen, the founding sponsor of the contest.

Full contest details available here…

Habitat ReStore News

Did you know? Every purchase you make helps to build safe and affordable housing in our community. In addition to this, you are making an environmentally conscious choice to extend the life of many items donated by our generous supporters. 

Thank you to our summer staff!

We were very fortunate to have some amazing summer students working at our ReStores this year through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Thank you to our summer students and staff for all of your hard work. It makes a huge difference!

Volunteer Spotlight!

Our Fergus ReStore team would like to introduce you to one of our valued ReStore volunteers – Margaret!

Read about Margaret…

A reminder for our volunteers

Thank you for donating your time and skill, especially at this time of year. To schedule your next ReStore shift, please reach out to our team at your local store. To track your volunteer hours, please log into Better Impact. If you are not sure how to log in, please contact our support team at volunteers@habitatgw.ca.

thank you to our corporate partners

Contact us today to find out how your company can become our partner! Learn more…

We hope you enjoyed this issue of Habitat Happenings. Please keep in touch by visiting our ReStores in Guelph and Fergus, following us online, or contacting us by email at communications@habitatgw.ca.

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