Habitat for Humanity
A Hand Up, Not a hand Out
According to Canada Statistics, 13.8 per cent lived in low income households in 2012 in a release published December 2014. These Measures are based on after tax income and deems a household to be low income if it has less than half the overall median income.
One in seven Canadian children, or 967,000, still live in a low-income household, according to campaign 2000 in it's annual report releases December 2013.
Over the past 25 years, Habitat For Humanity Canada (HFHC) has logged more than 10 million volunteer hours, contributing to the successful completion of over 2,200 homes for low income Canadian families. Internationally, HFHC has helped build thousands more homes.
Melanie and Dan Coughlin, along with their three daughters Jacqueline, Meghan and Gwen, is a partner family of Habitat Prince Edward-Hastings and now are living at their new home in Trenton, Ontario.