Habitat for Humanity Hamilton’s
2020 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
In a year like no other, we decided to tell our story in a different way, with no beginning, middle or end, but rather, as a mosaic, a collection of stories that highlight incredible achievements in an extraordinary year. Thank you to our Habitat homeowners and future homeowners, our international partners, corporate and government partners, community partners, volunteers, students and our donors. Without you, none of this is possible.
We bring communities together
to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
RePair Rescue Pilot Program Launch
In response to socio-economic challenges faced by local homeowners in 2020, we launched RePair Rescue–a free pilot program focused on helping homeowners in need of urgent exterior home repair or maintenance work who were unable to cover the associated costs due to hardship in the wake of COVID-19.
Habitat Hamilton understands the importance of financial accountability and transparency, which is why we’re always happy to share information about how we source our revenue and how we use it to make a positive social impact.
PROGRAMMING REVENUE BY FUNDING SOURCE (2020)
- Fund for Humanity*
- Habitat for Humanity Canada
- Foundations & Government
- Service Clubs & Organizations
* Fund for Humanity is Habitat Hamilton’s local and revolving reserve of funds, retained from Habitat homeowners’ mortgage payments and reinvested in the Home Build Program. Two previous Habitat homeowners paid out their Habitat mortgages, substantially increasing our Fund for Humanity revenues for 2020.
BREAKDOWN OF PROGRAMMING EXPENDITURES (2020)*
- Home Build Program**
- International Program
- RePair Rescue
*Habitat Hamilton is audited annually by Vine Group, Vine and Partners LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants.
** Habitat Hamilton’s Home Build Program also includes its Youth Build Program.
*** Habitat Hamilton contributed towards the implementation of projects in new home construction, renovations, training, education, clean water and sanitation, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity organizations in three countries, serving Vietnam, Malawi and Guatemala. Learn more about our international partnerships, here.
400 Wentworth Inc.; Virginia Aksan; Walter & Christine Boyd; John A & Sandra A Devisser; Paul Empringham; Empire (Caterini Estates) Ltd.; Sean Ferris; Isabelle Hemmings; Elizabeth Hurkmans; William Hurkmans; Anna Kamminga; Myrna Kurtz; Patricia McDonald-Harrison; Miranda Construction; Clifford & Jill Phipps; Cherie Somerville; Grant Somerville; Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation (Judith Clugston Charity Fund); Shane Walsh; Peter Williamson; and Catharine Yantsis