Vancouver Island North
Founded in 2004, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Society is based out of the Comox Valley, serving Northern Vancouver Island from Bowser to Port Hardy.
So far, we have built 12 affordable housing units in the Comox Valley and eight in Campbell River. Because of two families who eventually sold their homes back to us after an improved financial situation, we have been able to serve a total of 22 homeowner families.
We are now entering the most ambitious period in our 13-year history. Our recent purchase of two large parcels of land, totalling 1.82-acres, will enable us to build eight more homes on 477 Hilchey Road in Campbell River and 10 on Lake Trail Road in Courtenay over the next three years.
We operate two ReStores, one in Campbell River and one in Courtenay, which help fund the building of new homes. New and previously used building materials home furnishings and appliances are donated, by local businesses, and private donors. Profits from the ReStores cover operating costs, so 100% of donations go directly to our programs.
In 2017, we launched Invest in Yourself, a free financial planning course. This program is based on Habitat’s homeowner education program, but expanded to benefit the whole community.
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit 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 56 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.
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.