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
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