Habitat for Humanity Hamilton’s
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.

0 family
became a new Habitat homeowner.
0 local homeowners
received free exterior home repair work.
0 youth
received experiential, on-the-job skills training and instruction, building confidence and leadership skills.

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.  

Financial Accountability

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.

  • Corporations
  • Fund for Humanity*
  • Habitat for Humanity Canada
  • Individuals
  • 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.

  • 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

0 Volunteers
donated 3,190 hours of their time and helped Habitat Hamilton build homes, operate our ReStore and support with administration and governance.
0 metric tonnes
of reusable and sellable items were diverted from ending up in landfill, thanks to the Hamilton ReStore and its network of supporters.
0 Habitat homeowners
continued to benefit from their Habitat Hamilton partnership, paying down their Habitat mortgage with affordable, interest-free and geared-to-income monthly payments.

Thank you

None of our work would have been possible without the incredible support of our donors, partners, volunteers (including our board of directors) and our staff. Thanks to everyone who helps us build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. 

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