Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay & Habitat ReStore’s Response to Covid-19

(Tuesday, March 17, 2020/5:00PM EST)—With ever changing developments regarding COVID-19, we’d like to provide our supporters, volunteers, shoppers, donors and stakeholders with an update regarding our current action and response to COVID-19 (“novel coronavirus”).

After careful deliberation and consideration, Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay made the decision to close the Collingwood ReStore and the Habitat office to the public for now.

The health, safety and well-being of our staff, customers, volunteers, supporters and homeowners is Habitat South Georgian Bay’s top priority.

To reach us, please contact Joy Fleury, Executive Director, at Joy@habitatgeorgianbay.ca

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates, as needed. We will also continue to post updates to our social media accounts:
…and to our website.

Find local COVID-19 updates from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit here.

Stay well and look out for one another.

Call for Applications to our Board of Directors

Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay is seeking enthusiastic, mature candidates for our Board of Directors who have skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Finance
  • Retail/Business
  • Construction
  • Safety Management
  • Fundraising/community engagement
  • Real estate
  • Human resources
  • Marketing / social media / public relations
  • Legal
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? We are seeking people who:
  • Are passionate about the affordable housing crisis in Canada and especially the impact on children
  • Have a desire to give back to your community by taking an active role on a volunteer board
  • have a basic knowledge of Board Governance
  • Are Dynamic, open-minded, collaborative and supportive
  • Have the ability to maintain confidentiality and trust
  • Have strong relationship building skills
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Live or work in the South Georgian Bay region
  • Can commit to meetings (roughly 3 – 6 hours / month) for an initial 3 year term (minimum)
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? You are looking to:
  • Support a volunteer-based organization by sharing your expertise and knowledge
  • Use, build, and develop your leadership skills (e.g., fundraising, strategic thinking and planning, marketing, working collaboratively with the board and the executive director)
  • Make an impact in people’s lives – building strength, self-reliance and stability through affordable homeownership.
Want to join us to continue making a lasting transformative difference in people’s lives? Please submit your expression of interest*, with resume, to: Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay – board application
  • Sandford Fleming Drive, Collingwood, ON L9Y 5A6
Questions or more info?  Ph: 705-446-9542  |  E-mail: info@habitatgeorgianbay.ca * An expression of interest is the first step in the selection process and is not considered a guarantee of acceptance for a volunteer board member opportunity. Habitat BOD posting 2019-09-12 HFHSGB BOD Applicant Form

Rotary – Bringing Positive Change to their Community!

Our friends from Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach had a wonderful gift for our affiliate from their Corvette draw proceeds.  They held a trade show format event for the charitable recipients to display their program information and show the good work that they do in the community.  Shown (from left) are Terri Ewing, Cathie Hunt, Angela Piercey, Joy Fleury (Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay), Bryan Davies and Kevin de Groot. We’re thrilled and blessed to receive this generous donation – an investment in the lives of local families in need of safe, decent, affordable housing in our region.

Sponsor a Stud Campaign

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2017 Build by Sponsoring a Stud!

What is a Habitat Stud?                           It’s actually a 2×4 or 2×6 wooden board used to frame the exterior and interior walls of a Habitat Home! Thank you to the following sponsors for helping us Build TWO homes in COLLINGWOOD in 2017.

The Dance Room – Stayner


         Home Depot – Collingwood

BNI Thrive – Wasaga Beach

 Blue Mountain Honda

Storage on Site

DKI Garbutt Construction

Century 21 Millenium Realty

SKS Novelty