Before I started working at Habitat for Humanity GTA, the image of recently poured building foundations didn’t mean a whole lot to me. Now images like the one shown here are a major source of energy and inspiration.
Procuring land is exciting, but having a plot of land doesn’t guarantee what you can build on it, much less when. Foundations, on the other hand, exude possibility.
The foundations in this picture were poured in late June at the site of our Normandy Street build in Oshawa. …
We’re all in this together.
How many times have we seen that inspiring catchphrase on billboards, store windows, signs outside churches, and upbeat advertisements over these fifteen long months of COVID-19 restrictions?
Initially, it seemed we were indeed all in this together in those first few months.
We banged pots and pans and had our children make supportive lawn signs. All to show our solidarity.
We waited patiently in lines to buy groceries. Carefully keeping six feet apart. Adjusting our masks. Faithfully sanitizing our hands at store entrances. …
Last week, I took the click-bait on a blogTO article on “the most and least expensive neighbourhoods in Toronto”. Written by Lauren O’Neil and drawing extensively on analysis by Scott Ingram, the article was a sobering read.
When it comes to the most expensive neighbourhoods, the names are familiar and easy to guess: the Bridle Path, Lawrence Park, Rosedale, Forest Hill…the usual suspects. Less familiar to many are the “least expensive neighbourhoods”. I recognized many of the neighbourhoods as areas from which we at Habitat for Humanity GTA receive homeownership applications. Mount Denis. Black Creek. Malvern. Dorset Park. Weston. Woburn…
Ene is the CEO of Habitat for Humanity GTA, which helps working families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.