Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.
Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 54 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.
For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.
We believe everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live.
We know that safe, decent and affordable homeownership plays a critical role in helping families to create a new cycle, one filled with possibilities and progress. Affordable homeownership frees families and fosters the skills and confidence they need to invest in themselves and their communities. The outcomes can be long-lasting and life-changing.
We help provide a solid foundation for families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance. It’s the platform on which a family lives out today’s realities and prepares for tomorrow’s transformations. Every Habitat house changes lives: those of the families who help build them and pay an affordable mortgage and all those who offer them a hand up in a time of need.
Working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.
Through reduced reliance on social services and better educational and employment outcomes, every Habitat home helps to generate $175,000 worth of benefits to the local community. Since 1985, over 3,386 families in Canada have accessed a safe and decent home by partnering with Habitat.
In 2017, Habitat was able to serve over 248 families, generate over $43 million in societal benefits, and help 1,001 people in Ethiopia, Malawi, Cabodia, Nepal, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Dominican Republic with new or improved housing, sanitation or training.
Ways We Give Back At Work
Build a home - literally.
Every employee has the opportunity to get on site and participate in a local Habitat Build Day when they first start working with Habitat Canada. Employees are also encouraged to consider participating in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Global Village, an international volunteer program, where you have the opportunity to help build homes across Canada and around the world.
What Its Like To Work Here
Our office and work life.
We're located in midtown Toronto, steps away from parks and green spaces, trendy shops, and cafes, and conveniently located in a building with a GoodLife gym, which offers a discount to employees in the building. We’re a dedicated, vibrant, and diverse team of people working to make a difference. We work hard and play hard while keeping a “family first” attitude. Our “CARE Team” ensures fun activities year-round focused on team building, promoting work-life balance, and constantly improving our work culture.
Bonus - we offer benefits and RRSP matching for full-time employees!
Andrea Ng, Direct Marketing Officer says:
I feel lucky to be part of a supportive team. My team cares about me as a person and about my professional growth. The projects within my department are always changing and evolving. I'm learning new things every day that contribute to my experience and skills in marketing, fundraising and project management.
Robin Wakelin, Coordinator, Product Services and Partner Stewardship says:
I was drawn to work here because I wanted to feel more fulfilled in my 9-5 job. I knew I wanted to work in the nonprofit sector and Habitat for Humanity aligned with my values and has made me very proud to tell people where I work. I am reminded each day of the impact our work has in the world.
Career Growth Opportunities
Grow with us.
We know that career growth is important to you. That’s why we give all our full-time employees a healthy professional development budget for courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and more. We believe in the power of continuous learning and offer opportunities to grow within the organization.
What We Look For When Hiring
We look for people who:
Are passionate about our work and empathetic to the cause;
Are able to work effectively through teamwork or with minimal supervision;
Are able to think and plan within a strategic framework;
Are able to prioritize, manage details, and execute within deadlines;
Work effectively in a fast-paced, complex, and evolving environment;
Are problem-solvers and critical thinkers with the ability to see the bigger picture;
Are friendly and open to having fun with their colleagues!