Habitat Women Build program promotes the spirit of International Women's Day

TORONTO, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Empowerment, achievement and ambition – Habitat for Humanity Canada's Women Build and International Women's Day share values that build the foundation for a successful future.

The Habitat Women Build program brings women together from all walks of life fostering courage, confidence and self-esteem while single-handedly taking action against the affordable housing crisis in the country.

"For those women, like me, the experience is a powerful bonding experience, showing the strength of collaboration and inspiration," says broadcaster Christine Bentley, and long-time Habitat supporter and volunteer. "If you haven't ever been part of a Habitat Women Build, then you are missing out on something very special."

Dianna Armstrong has been volunteering with Habitat Women Build in the Greater Toronto Area for seven years. She says volunteers are able to not only forge bonds with those on their builds but gain the skills they need to be leaders in the trades. Watch her speak about her experience.

"We all deserve to feel we have the power to take care of ourselves, our families, and our future, and our Habitat Women Build programs helps achieve this." says Meghan Reddick, Habitat for Humanity Canada's Vice President of Marketing and Communications. "Building a home together with other women is not only empowering but changes the life of a family forever."

To learn more about the program and how you can get involved across the country, find your local Habitat Affiliate.

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 decent and affordable place to call home. We believe helping families build strength, stability and self-reliance lays the foundation for their future. With the help of over 63,000 volunteers every year and 56 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, our 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. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than one million houses worldwide, providing better shelter for more than five million people. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity Canada

Video with caption: "Habitat GTA Women Build Volunteer Dianna Armstrong.". Video available at: https://youtu.be/l8h9qYxhkxU

For further information: Katie Franzios, Senior Manager, Communications, kfranzios@habitat.ca, 416-644-0988; 1-800-667-5137

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