Habitat for Humanity making history by bringing over 35 women politicians to build safe and decent homes for families, Canada
For the first time in Habitat Toronto history, over 35 female politicians, from all levels of government, will set aside their political differences and come together to help build six Habitat homes in support of the 2013 Women Build. Dubbed Women in Politics Build Day, this milestone event will provide City Councillors, MPs and MPPs the opportunity to cross party lines and swing hammers alongside each other to show their common support and belief that affordable homeownership helps break the cycle of poverty.
"In their work as community leaders, these women understand the vital role of affordable housing in promoting the social, health and economic well-being of families in our city and across the province," says Ene Underwood, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Toronto. "For one day on a Habitat build site, city councillors, MPs, and MPPs will put their words into action, working side by side with hammers and hardhats, to inspire and help transform our community."