Building Homes, Building Hope – One Essay at a Time!

 10th Anniversary of the Genworth Canada Meaning of Home Contest Genworth Canada is supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada and Habitat Affiliates across the country including Habitat Nova Scotia, in giving families a safe and decent place to live, with the help of students in our local community through the annual Meaning of Home contest. The 10th… Read more »


Support Habitat NS on #GivingTuesday

Join us as we work with the many community-focused organizations across the globe to celebrate the opening of the giving season – #GivingTuesday! After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, get into the giving spirit this Holiday season by supporting affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia this #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is about making real change in our communities and… Read more »


Women Build 2016 volunteers raise over $90,000

That’s a wrap, folks – Women Build 2016 is complete!  We had women from all walks of life come out during the Fall this year and support their community through hard work and tireless fundraising. With that said, we are happy to announce that Women Build 16′ has raised over $90,000! Without the effort of… Read more »


Habitat NS launches inaugural “ManUp” program

Earlier in the year, we challenged a group of men in our community to raise $25,000 for the Drysdale Community Development  and encouraged them to “ManUp” to help build a home – the result was nothing short of a success for the first year program. The energy, drive and support of these men made this possible and we would like… Read more »


Swiffer helping celebrate 25 years of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

$1 being donated with every transaction at Habitat’s ReStores until the end of month Swiffer is helping mark the 25th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore by donating $1 for every ReStore transaction from October 17 to October 31, helping more families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Nova Scotia is now home… Read more »


Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia Opens Second ReStore

With a goal of increasing their capacity to build more affordable homes for provincial families, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia celebrated the grand opening of its second ReStore at 127 Chain Lake Drive in Bayer’s Lake. The ReStore officially celebrated its grand opening today at 11:00am, with Deputy Mayor Matt Whitman alongside volunteers, supporters, customers… Read more »


Successful Blitz Build in Oxford with MHAAC

On Tuesday, September 20, the Habitat for Humanity NS Oxford Project welcomed more than 45 members from the Manufactured Housing Association of Atlantic Canada (MHAAC) to the build site on Little River Road to kickoff the Blitz Build: a high-energy day where the volunteers from MHAAC and their supporters came together to take the second home in… Read more »


Habitat Cape Breton begins home build in Whitney Pier – volunteers needed

As of Tuesday, July 26th, Habitat for Humanity Cape Breton Chapter has officially started building the home on 39 Breton St., in Whitney Pier. With construction crews on-site, the Cape Breton Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia has now shifted their focus from planning to getting volunteers onsite to help build the home. We are… Read more »


Canada Builds takes over Halifax build for a week

Canada Builds Week For a whole week in June, volunteers from all over the country got together to participate in Canada Builds – a national program that aims to help hard-working families in Nova Scotia achieve their dream of safe and affordable housing in their communities. Making their way over to the East Coast, the Canada Builds team… Read more »