Our Vision

A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Our Mission

To break the cycle of poverty and build strong communities by helping people gain access to affordable and sustainable housing.

Our Values


Housing for all

We believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all.

Human dignity

We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and those that help us in this effort and recognize them as our greatest resource.


We believe we can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with others.

Faith in action

We believe that faith is lived through action. Building on our Christian foundation, we serve and work with people of all faiths and beliefs in a spirit of justice and compassion.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

We believe there is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values and we seek to enrich our organization through diversity.

Our Vision:

We envision a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

What we do:

Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership.

Habitat Explained

This ten minute animation will help you understand who we are, what we do and how we do it!

Our Sarnia/Lambton Story

Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, which in turn is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International. We are an international, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and to making adequate, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat Sarnia/Lambton built its first home in 1994. Since then, at the local community, provincial and national levels, we have had some significant firsts… 

  • Guthrie Drive, December 2018 was the 1st purpose-built affordable seniors housing by a habitat affiliate in Canada
  • Lambton Builds in partnership with the County of Lambton was 1st affiliate in Ontario to involve individuals in receipt of Ontario Works as volunteers on our build site
  • 1st affiliate in Ontario to build in partnership with Community Living and Lambton County Developmental Services to help people with developmental disabilities have a safe & affordable housing in their own community
  • 1st in Canada to roll out the Habitat Handyman Program
  • ReStore Sarnia is #7 in Canada, which means revenues pay 100% of donations build operation/administrative expenses. 100% of donations build more homes for more local families right here in Sarnia/Lambton.

We are now laser focused on the future and all the possibilities that are ahead of us. Our new and existing corporate/local business partnerships, a strong, synergistic team, invested & dedicated volunteers, extensive community relations initiatives, and our optimistic views on what can be accomplished will drive our goals, the business and our successes for years to come. We look forward to you being part of the next chapters to be written.


In 2017, the Board of Directors agreed on a new Strategic Plan that is detailed here.

2018 – 2021 Strategic Plan

Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit 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. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca

Habitat for Humanity International

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 non-profit 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 www.habitat.org.

Watch the video below to learn more about Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.