Nissan Canada Foundation helps Habitat for Humanity New Brunswick drive their mission
Mississauga, Ontario – Nissan Canada Foundation has once again reaffirmed its commitment to community welfare by extending support to the newly amalgamated Habitat for Humanity New Brunswick (Habitat NB). This collaboration aims to empower Habitat NB in its quest to advocate for affordable housing and bolster its efforts in building more homes for families in need across New Brunswick.
Nissan Canada’s recent assistance to Habitat for Humanity New Brunswick is a testament to their longstanding partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada. Each year, Nissan Canada extends support to one local Habitat in Canada through a substantial grant for the purchase of a new vehicle, aiding in site access and facilitating the day-to-day operations of Habitat teams. This year, Habitat New Brunswick received this generous grant and opted to acquire a new Nissan Rogue.
Tara Willis, Senior Manager, DEI and Philanthropy at Nissan Canada Inc. and Director of the Board of the Nissan Canada Foundation, expressed “We are humbled to continue our longstanding partnership with Habitat Canada by supporting the newly amalgamated Habitat New Brunswick. Their mission aligns perfectly with Nissan Canada Foundation’s commitment to enhancing community well-being. The grant will not only empower Habitat New Brunswick to reach more families but will also amplify their voice in advocating for affordable housing. We’re excited to be a part of their journey as they drive home the message that everyone deserves a place to call home.”
“It is support such as this generosity from Nissan Canada that allows us to build a solid foundation for families in need of a safe, affordable home. Habitat New Brunswick currently has 84 families in homes throughout New Brunswick. Our build plans for this year include construction of a duplex on Albert Street in Fredericton; a modular built duplex on Water Street in Miramichi; a three-bedroom modular built bungalow on Churchill Street in Moncton; and a fully accessible bungalow in Saint John. This newly purchased Nissan Rogue will play a significant role in helping us access these various build sites, as well as annual visits with current homeowner families and attending meetings with municipalities across the province as we plan for many more home build projects,” says Perry Kendall, CEO of Habitat New Brunswick.
To learn more about Habitat New Brunswick’s homeownership opportunities and to apply, visit: Habitat New Brunswick’s Homeownership Application Page.Opens in a new tab.
About The Nissan Canada Foundation
Created in 1993, the Nissan Canada Foundation aims to deliver on Nissan’s corporate vision of enriching people’s lives, by improving the quality of life in the communities in which Nissan operates. Aligned with Nissan’s three chosen areas of focus; the environment, education and humanitarian relief, the Foundation establishes lasting partnerships ensuring its efforts lead to long-term tangible differences in people’s lives. Equally passionate about Canada’s future, the Nissan Canada Foundation supports endowments, bursaries, and in-kind donations. Today, these have an estimated value of over two million dollars. The Nissan Canada Foundation has provided financial assistance to these partners, but has also donated labor hours, realizing that the true value of these efforts is in the outcomes they have enabled. An understanding best achieved through personal involvement.
For more information about the Nissan Canada Foundation and the culture within Nissan Canada, visit: Nissan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) | Nissan Canada.Opens in a new tab.
About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI was the first Japanese-based automaker to incorporate in Canada in 1965, and now directly employs 452 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC).
There are 210 independent Nissan dealerships, including 86 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, 124 electric vehicle-certified dealers, and 38 INFINITI retailers across Canada.
About Habitat for Humanity New Brunswick
Habitat for Humanity New Brunswick is a non-profit charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. For more information, please visit http://www.habitatnb.ca.Opens in a new tab.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home. Habitat Canada brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 46 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit https://habitat.ca/.