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Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
Strengthen local families. That's Habitat for Humanity Okanagan. Working together as a motivated group, we seek to engage a community of volunteers working together, to strengt...
1793 Ross Road
West Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Z 3E7
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Housing and Homelessness

  • Financial Literacy

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
We believe every family should have safe, decent, affordable housing.
Businesses that we work with
BigSteelBox
Central Okanagan Foundation
Haven Sleep Co
Our average annual contributions received

33K

Hours Volunteered

$660K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Volunteer opportunities
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Community Engagement and Fundraising Committee (CEFR)West Kelowna (Can be done remotely)Flexible schedule
We’re on a mission to find fun and engaging ways to generate $$$ to build homes for families in the Okanagan who need a hand up
0 / 6 spots filled
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Digital MarketingWest Kelowna (Can be done remotely)Flexible schedule
Help families get into affordable homeownership!
1 / 1 spots filled
Stories of our community involvement
Flashback! Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is pictured here with 20ft of donated space from 2010-2011 during their new home-build program in Kelowna. This organization does such incredible work, and we're so happy we've been able to partner with them and help where we can!
Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan for breaking ground on 8 new homes in Lake Country! We're so proud to support their incredible work and look forward to seeing these homes filled with happy, supported members of our community!
After a long time coming, Habitat for Humanity Okanagan officially broke ground on the building of 12 townhomes in Lake Country today. Through our national partnership with them, we're able to support a great organization and work together to bring families closer to their dream of owning their own home!
Press Release
October 11, 2019

Seniors making a difference for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan staff were delighted to receive a donation from residents of The Revera Dorchester Retirement Home and Residence. A presentation was held and residents from the Dorchester presented a cheque for $1,187.66.
“Over the past 10 months, the Revera staff at the Dorchester have been holding monthly ‘Dress Down for a Toonie’ days, organized a fundraising BBQ and held a basket raffle draw with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Okanagan.” said Kathleen Lemieux, Director of Fund Development for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan.” A big thank you to the staff and all the residents. We are so grateful for all their efforts.”

About Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, a for-impact, non-profit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity’s model empowers families to invest in home ownership. We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter because we believe every family should have safe, decent, affordable housing. For more information, please visit www.hfhokanagan.ca
About Revera and The Dorchester
Revera is a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector committed to helping older adults live life to the fullest. Through its portfolio of partnerships, Revera owns or operates more than 500 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Dorchester residence in Kelowna offers 150 Independent Living suites in a variety of styles.

For more information:
Kathleen Lemieux
Director Fund Development
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
O: 778-755-4346 ext.213
E: kathleen.lemieux@hfhokanagan.ca
UDI made a donation of $1500.00 to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan to support their local home building and renovation initiatives.

Pictured in photo: Urban Development Institute Chapter Chair Rich Threlfall and Habitat for Humanity Okanagan CEO Andrea Manifold.
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan took part in the first ‘Blair Cares’ social media contest and received a cheque for $250.00.
The campaign was a friendly competition between the supporters of three local community groups. Supporters voted online for their favourite charity.
Blair Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning also donated to Paws for a Cause and Cops for Kids.
In photo left to right: Kathleen Lemieux HFHO, Blair Husak Owner of Blair Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Stephen Somerville of HFHO.
Sometimes we have pre-conceived ideas around what volunteering looks like, but there are so many ways to get involved and many of them involve using the skills you already have! If you're looking to gain experience or just want to give of your time, this is a great place to start.
Here's a round up of some new volunteer positions:
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is looking for a Graphic Arts & Social Media Volunteer
Canadian Red Cross is looking for a Finance & Administrative Support Volunteer in Victoria
KidSport BC is looking for Committee Members in Cranbrook
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan's Chris Wirtz and Kathleen Lemieux stopped by today to thank Refresh Financial for our partnership with Habitat over the year. We're excited to continue this great relationship in 2019 on several fronts. . . stay tuned!
Is your NPO involved in Social Enterprise activities, or considering it? Join us for a BDO and United Way capacity building workshop on social enterprise at BDO on November 22. Workshop format includes a discussion panel with Andrew Greer from Purppl, Sarah Nelems with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan and Ryan Cucheron from Venture Training in Vernon. Tickets are only $15 and includes lunch! https://socialenterpriseworkshop2017.eventbrite.ca
Four reasons why facilitating community involvement and various forms of volunteerism can boost employee performance and, ultimately, the bottom line. EVP's (Employee Volunteer Programs) are just good business. Here's a pic of the crew Refresh Financial working with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan to build houses this summer. Tell us about your workplaces' community involvement and ways in which you volunteer to build more effective workplaces.

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1793 Ross Road
West Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Z 3E7
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Housing and Homelessness

  • Financial Literacy

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
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