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Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

Habitat GO brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa logo
Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa logo

Habitat GO brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Habitat GO’s future homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and then pay an affordable mortgage. Since 1993, Habitat GO has served 73 families in the Greater Ottawa area.

Info at-a-glance

Year founded


Total revenue for last fiscal year

$1.3 million

Geographic region of focus


How you can help


A study conducted by The Boston Consulting Group, showed that investing in Habitat for Humanity has a significant social return on investment (SROI):

  • Every $1 invested in Habitat’s homeownership program initiates $4 worth of benefit to society;
  • Habitat’s homeownership program generates $175,000 of total benefits per partner family; and
  • Habitat homeownership results in greater employment stability, improved health, greater community engagement and better education for the children of partner families.

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Each year Habitat GO offers team building opportunities through its Habitat Build Day and sponsorship programs. A day on our build site is an experience like no other. Customized return on investment is offered at each sponsorship level. Please contact us to learn more!

New programs

Pride build

With the launch of its first-ever PRIDE BUILD, Habitat GO is inviting members of the LGBTTQ+ community, to fundraise and swing a hammer on our build site in support of our vision of a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.

Military build

MILITARY BUILD encourages Canadian veterans, active duty military members, and reserve members to give back to their community while helping Habitat GO partner with local low-income families who are building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Indigenous build

Habitat GO will hold its third urban INDIGENOUS BUILD in 2017 as part of its initiative to create opportunities for local Indigenous families through affordable homeownership.

Social enterprise

ReStores are social enterprises open to the public selling new and gently used building and renovation supplies and furniture at discounted prices. The ReStores’ shelves are stocked with new and gently used renovation supplies donated by homeowners and businesses. Everything is available to the public at deeply discounted prices. The ReStore picks up donations of product, offering a tax receipt for donations.

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Frequently stocked items
(also accepted as in-kind donations) include:

  • Kitchen and bathroom fixtures, cabinets and countertops
  • Interior & exterior doors
  • Windows & window coverings
  • Flooring & tiles
  • Light fixtures & light bulbs
  • New paint, stain & wallpaper
  • Hardware, plumbing & electrical supplies
  • Fireplace mantles
  • Trim and mouldings
  • Shelving and hardware
  • Lumber and building supplies
  • Seasonal products

Visit our TWO locations:

Restore East
768 Belfast Road, Ottawa ON

Restore West
7 Enterprise Drive, Ottawa ON

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Board members and executives

Headshot of Alexis AshworthHeadshot of Bob Ridley

Bob Ridley, Board Chair
Ken Merkley, Past Chair
Richard Lauzon, Vice Chair
Chris Jerome, Treasurer
Madga Seydegart, Secretary
Kevin Barwin, Director
Gord Erskine, Director
Gavin Liddy, Director
Janice Menezes, Director
Elizabeth Rae, Director
Christine Rozak, Director
Jon Solomon, Director
Anne Van Delst, Director
Bruce Wolfgram, Director

Get in touch

Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa
768 Belfast Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 0Z5

Twitter: @habitatgo
Facebook: @HabitatforHumanityGO