Schneider Electric Celebrates Canada's 150th birthday by joining Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to build 150 homes across Canada

  • Projects include 75 homes in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, 25 in Winnipeg and 50 in territories and other provinces across Canada

  • Schneider Electric Canada has raised more than $2 million in cash and gift-in-kind in support of Habitat for Humanity's homebuilding program in Canada over the past 22 years

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ - This July, Schneider Electric Canada is proud to join President Carter and First Lady Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, who bring their energy to cities across Canada for Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. While the project will take place across Canada, President and Mrs. Carter will focus their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and Winnipeg. Schneider Electric Canada will be onsite at these locations to assist with building for this milestone endeavour.

In recognition of Canada's 150th birthday milestone, Schneider Electric Canada will join the Carter Work Project as it builds 150 homes alongside 150 Habitat for Humanity families across the country. Projects during the week of building include 75 homes in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, 25 in Winnipeg and 50 in territories and other provinces. Habitat for Humanity and volunteers will be helping families build the strength, stability and independence they need to create a better life for themselves.

Supporting Habitat for Humanity's efforts for more than 22 years, Schneider Electric Canada has provided hardworking Canadian families with the hand up they need to raise their children in a safe, decent and affordable home, helping with builds for thousands of Canadian families in need. During that time, Schneider Electric Canada has also invested more than $2 million in cash and gift-in-kind in support of Habitat for Humanity's homebuilding program in Canada.

For more than 30 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have traveled across the world with Habitat for Humanity with thousands of volunteers, donating their time and voices to build and improve homes alongside Habitat homeowners. Their efforts help raise awareness of the critical need for affordable homeownership. Together with the Carters, volunteers have built, renovated or repaired more than 4,000 homes in 14 countries.

About Habitat for Humanity in Canada:

Habitat for Humanity in Canada has been working since 1985 toward a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 local organizations from coast to coast to coast, their mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of US~$26 billion (~€25 billion euros) in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On

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For further information: Media Contacts, StrategicAmpersand (For Schneider Electric Canada Inc.) , Sachin Persaud/Cindy Watson, Tel.: 416-961-5595, secpr@stratamp.com


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