OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 11, 2013) - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will be helping an Aboriginal family realize their dream of homeownership by sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity Build Day on July 11, 2013.

The first Habitat for Humanity urban Aboriginal build in Ottawa, the house will be home to Ida Kakekagumick and her three grandchildren for whom she has legal custody.

On Build Day, Doug Stewart, Interim President for CMHC, and a team of CMHC staff volunteers will join Habitat for Humanity-National Capital Region (NCR) on site to participate in the construction.

Habitat for Humanity NCR works to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

CMHC is a Habitat for Humanity Canada Platinum Partner and the founding national partner of its Aboriginal Housing Program. Launched in 2007, the Program seeks to increase the number of Habitat homes for Aboriginal families from coast, to coast, to coast.

Location: 2123 Nantes Street
Orleans, Ontario
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Time: Media tour at 11am


Parking can be found on nearby streets - Portobello Blvd., Brianna Way

Directions From Ottawa

Take the 417 Eastbound and then stay left to Highway 174 toward Orléans /Rockland. Take the exit for Tenth Line Road and go straight up the hill after the exit ramp. Turn left onto Tenth Line Rd. Turn left at Innes Road. Turn right on Portobello Blvd. Turn left onto Nantes Street.

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Contact Information:

Karine LeBlanc
Media Relations Officer
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Kristin Harold
Communications Manager
Habitat for Humanity NCR
613-749-9950 ext. 224
Cell: 613-794-7704