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Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability & independence through homeownership.

No matter who you are or where you come from, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton believes everyone deserves a safe and decent place to call home.  Habitat - with the help our our corporate, community and coonstruction partners - is working hard to improve our community by providing affordable homeownership as a housing option for families in Sarnia and Lambton County.  We don't give homes away.  Once built, our Habitat homes are sold to local families for a $0-down, 0%-interest, 20-year, Habitat-held mortgage with geared-to-income monthly payments.  By providing this "hand-up", we take families from social or socially assisted housing and help them to become taxpayers. 

Habitat homeownership not only transformationally changes the lives of local families ... but helps to make our community stronger.  Because of the support and generosity of our community, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton has moved more than 50 families into homeownership since starting in 1994. 

The Board of Directors and staff of Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton are committed to preventing occupational illness & injury in the workplace & will make it our top priority.  All supervisors, workers & volunteers must be dedicated to the continuing objective of minimizing risk of injury. Commitment to health & safety must form an integral part of this organization, from the president to the volunteers. Please see our Health & Safety Policy Statement

 

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News

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton announces new CEO

April 11, 2019 - Sarnia, ON

A Message from Habitat Sarnia/Lambton’s Board President, Rob Vandenende …

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Sarah Reaume will be leaving her position as our CEO effective the end of this month.  Sarah joined our team in 2010 as the affiliate’s first professional leadership and has stewarded the growth of Habitat Sarnia/Lambton these many years.  While she has decided to step back from the front-line demands of a CEO, Sarah will continue to undertake project-based work within the broader Habitat community.  As such, and given the exciting projects Habitat Sarnia/Lambton currently has in the works, we are delighted to announce that she will remain available to offer support to these projects, to our staff team, and to our incumbent CEO.

While this announcement will be a surprise to many of you, please know that Sarah has been working closely with the Board and an executive search firm for the past several months to recruit and select her replacement. 

A firm was hired in January of this year and, following a national recruitment campaign, and I am very pleased to announce the appointment of David Waters as Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton’s new Chief Executive Officer effective April 22nd, 2019. 

Dave brings not only an in-depth awareness of and a passion for affordable housing to this role, but also has more than 35-years of diverse leadership experience. He has an extensive career in cooperative housing management and consultancy-based support to many other major cooperative housing providers across the Province. His considerable experience working with housing professionals within the County of Lambton, the Province of Ontario and at the Federal level in Ottawa will also stand him in good stead as our CEO. Dave has been a National Director for the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada and is a past-President of their Ontario body. Dave has also served on Habitat Sarnia/Lambton’s Board of Directors for 5 years. 

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton’s Annual General Meeting & Community Appreciation Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at the Holiday Inn in Sarnia.  Official notices and invitations for this event will shortly be disseminated.  Kindly note that we will use that opportunity to formally thank Sarah for her service.

 

 

 

 

Both ReStore and Habitat Sarnia/Lambton office closed Good Friday

April 17, 2019 - Sarnia, ON

We will be closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday.

Open Saturday and Easter Monday.

Happy Easter!

 

 

Donate to the ReStore

January 2, 2019 - Sarnia, ON

If your New Year's resolution was to declutter, give us a call!  Donate your gently used furniture, appliances, lighting, hand and power tools, as well as excess building materials to the ReStore!  Call 519-339-7957 and press 0 to arrange a pick up or simply drop your donations off during regular business hours (Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 till 5:00).  Don't forget to ask for your income tax receipt!