Habitat for Humanity Canada's Board Votes To Disaffiliate Habitat for Humanity Prince George, British Columbia

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 21, the National Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) voted to disaffiliate Habitat for Humanity Prince George (HFH Prince George), thereby revoking its membership in the national organization. The decision to disaffiliate was made in light of HFH Prince George's inability to meet mandatory HFHC governance and administrative standards within its defined probationary period.

"Sound operating practices are at the core of our association business and every home we build," said Mark Rodgers, chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity Canada. "Unfortunately our concerns have increased over the last year and in order for us to protect our brand, the association and partner families it was necessary to disaffiliate the Prince George organization."

HFHC has worked with Prince George since September 2012 to assist the organization to meet HFHC's national standards. These association standards are the measure of performance, operational practices and management of affiliates and apply equally to all 66 Canadian Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

HFH Prince George has been in existence since 2001 and has built eight homes to date.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. With the help of over 63,000 volunteers every year and 66 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty in Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Canada

For further information:

Antonietta Mirabelli
VP, Marketing and Communications
Habitat for Humanity Canada
416-644-0988 x385
amirabelli@habitat.ca


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