Women are an integral part of our society, and the Women Build program celebrates the outstanding power they have to get together and actively contribute to shape the world.
In the Women Build program, we learn, we share, we encourage. In order to participate, each woman is invited to raise a minimum of $500 by soliciting her friends, family and coworkers. In return, she will spend a day on a Habitat Quebec construction site. Although this program is exclusively reserved for women, technicians and site supervisors can sometimes be men. All women builders will have the opportunity to use power tools and maybe learn new skills, while helping low-income families of Quebec to fulfill their dream of owning a home.
Habitat for Humanity Quebec's objective is to welcome at least 300 women, each one of them to raise $500, and to lend a helping hand for the construction of 4 semi-detached houses for low-income families.
The first Women Build in Canada took place in Waterloo, Ontario, in 2000. To date thousands of women have worked on Habitat construction sites across Canada.
It is the fifth edition of Women build in Quebec in 2018!
All participating women will work in teams of 6 people on 2 construction sites in the St-Henri residential area, Montreal.