Carter Work Project

For over 30 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have traveled across the world with Habitat for Humanity and have mobilized thousands of volunteers while donating their time and voices to build and improve homes alongside Habitat homeowners.

In July 2017, President and Mrs. Carter will bring their energy to cities across Canada for the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, the Carter Work Project will build 150 homes in Canada alongside 150 future Habitat homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is building 75 of the 150 homes in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan.

 

DONATE TO CARTER WORK PROJECT

Your personal gift to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary will also help bring strength, stability and self-reliance to 150 families in need of a safe and decent place to live. Locally, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton will be serving 75 families during the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your personal or corporate sponsorship of the 2017 Carter Work Project will help bring strength, stability and self-reliance to families in need of a safe and decent place to live. Mark Canada’s 150th anniversary by helping make home ownership affordable for 150 Canadian families. Your sponsorship makes a difference.

Sponsorship of the Carter Work Project offers an opportunity like no other:

  • An unparalleled team-building experience: your employees, clients, partners, family members or other stakeholders will help build homes in partnership with future Habitat homeowners in your community.
  • Valuable marketing and promotional opportunities for your brand.
  • Alignment with a high-profile international event and a widely respected non-profit brand.
  • Participation in Habitat for Humanity’s 40-year-old global movement.

It takes the incredible commitment of sponsors, donors and community partners alike to make this project possible. We thank the early supporters of the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project for their commitment to 150 families across Canada.

To learn more about how your company can get involved in the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project through exciting sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brenda Netter.

Brenda Netter

  • Director of Development & Communications
  • bnetter@hfh.org
  • (780) 479-3566 x 248

Messaging & FAQs

Key Messages

  • On World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity Canada is announcing its biggest building project ever as part of the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in July, 2017.
  • Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be in Edmonton and Winnipeg from July 9-14, 2017 to help build homes alongside thousands of volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.
  • The Carter Work Project will be taking place across Canada in over 40 communities with a goal to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Supplementary Messaging

  • One in seven households, including 735,000 children, do not have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home in Canada. Every day, thousands of families are forced to decide between paying rent or putting food on the table.
  • Habitat for Humanity is changing that, with its innovative approach that helps low income working families break the cycle of poverty and alleviate affordable housing issues. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages geared to their income.

FAQs

What is the Carter Work Project?
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat, to build and improve homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.

How many houses are being built?
The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, partnering with thousands of volunteers, Habitat affiliates and Habitat future homeowners, will help build 150 homes across Canada, to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Where will the houses be built?
The project will take place in over 40 communities across the country, with President and Mrs. Carter focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba as they help to build 150 homes for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

What is Habitat for Humanity?
In Canada, Habitat for Humanity has been working since 1985 toward a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to live. With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 local organizations from coast to coast to coast, our mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

People in your community and all over the world 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.

Worldwide, more than 6.8 million people have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

How does Habitat for Humanity help people?
Habitat’s model of affordable home ownership helps to alleviate affordable housing issues. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages geared to their income. Habitat for Humanity’s innovative approach helps low income working families break the cycle of poverty – decreasing their reliance on food banks and allowing families to move out of social housing which frees up space for those on waiting lists. These are homes that provide families with the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

 

Media

Habitat for Humanity, Jimmy Carter team up to build 75 homes in Edmonton area.
CBC News, Edmonton. October 3, 2016.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter picks Edmonton for Affordable Housing Help. 
Edmonton Journal, October 4, 2016.

Former U.S. president coming to Edmonton, participate in Habitat for Humanity build.
CTV News Edmonton. October 3, 2016.

Alberta government partners with Habitat for Humanity, former US president on new project.
Global Edmonton News. October 3, 2016.

Participating
Affiliates

Alberta
Camrose Region
Edmonton
Red Deer
Southern Alberta

British Columbia
Kamloops
Mid-Vancouver Island
Okanagan
Southeast BC
Sunshine Coast
Vancouver Island North Society

Manitoba
Manitoba

New Brunswick
Fredericton Area Inc.
Saint John

Newfoundland
Newfoundland & Labrador

Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia

Nunavut
Iqaluit

 

Ontario
Greater Ottawa
Greater Toronto Area
Grey-Bruce
Halton-Mississauga
Hamilton
Heartland Ontario
Huron County
Huronia
Kingston
Niagara
Northumberland
Ontario Gateway North
Peterborough & Kawartha Region
Prince Edward-Hastings
Sarnia/Lambton
Sault Ste. Marie
Seaway Valley
South Georgian Bay
Thousand Islands
Thunder Bay
Waterloo Region

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island

Quebec
Quebec

Saskatchewan
Prince Albert
Regina
Saskatoon

Yukon
Yukon