MEDIA ADVISORY - Religious leaders come together to build Habitat homes and interfaith dialogue on common ground

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Greater Toronto Area will get more affordable housing, thanks in part to a special effort involving a coalition of religious communities. On September 13th, leaders from a variety of faith communities will come together on a Habitat for Humanity GTA build site in east end Toronto to help build 15 homes for working, low-income families. Brought together by Faith in Canada 150 – a program of think tank Cardus – these faith leaders will build on the common ground of multi-faith dialogue and solidarity. Their contributions to the build site on Pinery Trail will help provide affordable homeownership to families in need of a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.


Faith Leaders' Build


Wednesday, September 13, 2017 


140 Pinery Trail (near Neilson Rd. & Finch Ave. E)
8:00am to 4:00pm


Ene Underwood, Habitat GTA, CEO
Ray Pennings, Cardus, Executive Vice President
Rabbi Baruch Freydmon-Kohl, Beth Tzedec, Senior Rabbi
Ahmet Tamirci, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, National Director
Bishop Vincent Nguyen, Archdiocese of Toronto
Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi, President, Faith of Life Network


About Habitat for Humanity GTA
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is a non-profit housing organization that brings communities together to help working, low-income families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the support of donors and volunteers, Habitat GTA builds homes alongside partner families in Toronto Brampton, Caledon and York Region. Since 1988, Habitat GTA has built more than homes for more than 330 families, including over 1,000 children.

About Faith in Canada 150
Faith in Canada 150 is a program of Cardus that exists to celebrate the role of faith in our life together during Canada's anniversary celebrations in 2017. For more than 450 years, faith has shaped the human landscape of Canada. It has shaped how we live our lives, how we see our neighbours, how we fulfill our social responsibilities, and how we imagine our life together. To learn more, visit: and follow us on Twitter @FC150.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity GTA

For further information: MEDIA INQUIRIES Noah Kravitz, Habitat for Humanity GTA - Communications Manager, Office: 416-755-7353 ext. 243, Cell: 647-828-6171,; Daniel Proussalidis, Cardus/Faith in Canada 150 - Director of Communications, Office: 613-241-4500 ext.508, Cell: 613-899-5174,


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