Fiera Real Estate Partners with Habitat for Humanity Canada
As members of the community in which we operate, at Fiera Real Estate (“FRE”), we recognize our responsibility to create value for local organizations and groups. Therefore, FRE has decided to partner with Habitat for Humanity Canada this year by donating $20,000 and committing volunteer hours to two Habitat build projects, including one with Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This initiative is part of our responsibility to generate a positive impact for our planet, employees, and communities. It is built into our personal development mandate to encourage our employees to consider their roles in the community and take up to a full paid day to volunteer at a local organization.
On April 26, FRE participated in its first Habitat Build Day. Thirteen volunteers from the Toronto team gathered for the construction of Phase 1 of the 485 Normandy Street project in Oshawa. This project will include 18 townhouses nestled in central Oshawa where it is close to schools, parks, and transportation. Each townhouse will include three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, parking, and a balcony. The expected occupancy date is 2023. The second day of construction will take place during the second half of 2022.
Through this partnership, we strive to support Habitat for Humanity Canada’s work to bring communities together to help build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Canada’s model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for low-income, working families by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own homes. Moreover, profits from Habitat ReStore operations fund Habitat for Humanity. Habitat ReStore is a social enterprise retailer that accepts and resells donations of new and used furniture, appliances, décor and home improvement building materials.