In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Lafarge Canada is a gold sponsor of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project in its history.
Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project takes place in every province and territory across Canada. The goal of the project is to build 150 homes, marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
“Lafarge is proud to continue its work building better cities and communities by sponsoring the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project,” said Bruce Willmer, vice president and general manager for Lafarge in Edmonton. “We support Habitat for Humanity Canada’s important work because Lafarge believes that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live.”
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have travelled to 14 countries with Habitat, to build and improve more than 4,000 homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world.
Carter, and his wife Rosalynn, visited Canada in mid-July, focusing their efforts in Edmonton and Winnipeg. For the project in Edmonton, Lafarge donated ready-mix concrete and concrete paving. The Carter Place development in Edmonton will house 58 families.
“We are confident that our donation of will add to the sustainability of Carter Place. And will provide a safe and long-standing foundation for the homes as well as a highly durable pavement which will minimize maintenance requirements,” Willmer said.
Ongoing support from Lafarge
For more than 20 years, Lafarge has supported Habitat throughout Canada with donations of materials and volunteer. Of note, is the first NetZero energy precast concrete homes in North America. Lafarge built the homes to benefit Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.
Habitat Canada has a long history of creating affordable housing opportunities. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages.