Youth develop valuable trade skills building with local Habitats
PETERBOROUGH, ON, Oct. 30, 2017 /CNW/ -
What: Local youth will be building on a Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region site to mark the launch of Habitat Canada's Every Youth Initiative. Generously sponsored by Cowan Insurance Group, the new national initiative will empower youth to build valuable skills and engage with their communities. Habitat Peterborough & Kawartha Region is one of five local Habitats participating in the pilot project. Their robust youth program involves youth build days with local schools, including PACE (Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education), providing students with the opportunity to gain important skills and form a strong foundation for future employment.
Where: 450 Wolfe Street, Peterborough, Ontario (closest intersection is Monaghan Road and Sherbrooke Street)
When: Friday, November 3, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST)
- Heather McLachlin - President, Cowan Insurance Group
- Sarah Burke - CEO, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region
- Bob Baker - Vice President of Philanthropy, Habitat for Humanity Canada
- Students from the PACE program
About Habitat for Humanity Canada – habitat.ca
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 56 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.
About Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region – habitatpeterborough.ca
Established locally in 2002, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region builds safe, decent houses in partnership with homeowner families. We offer low-income families a hand-up, not a hand-out, giving them the ability to break the cycle of poverty through homeownership. The hand-up comes in the form of a zero-interest mortgage, with no down payment and geared to income monthly payments. In the last two years, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region has helped 11 families realize their dream of homeownership. Currently, Habitat Peterborough & Kawartha Region is committed to helping four more families achieve homeownership and build brighter, more prosperous futures for themselves and their children.
About Cowan Insurance Group – cowangroup.ca
A pre-eminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property, casualty and credit insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiaries. Cowan Insurance Group has over 450 employees and currently operates in 13 locations across Canada. Cowan subsidiaries include The Williamson Group (TWG) and Millennium CreditRisk Management (MCM), with Wentworth Financial Services (WFS) and Cowan Financial Solutions (CFS) as operating brands.
SOURCE Habitat for Humanity Canada
For further information: Sarah Anderson Austin, Habitat for Humanity Canada, T: 1-800-667-5137, E: [email protected]; Emily Ferguson, Habitat Peterborough & Kawartha Region, T: 705-750-1456 ext. 226, E: [email protected]