Habitat for Humanity is proud to partner with our local school boards to provide social impact opportunities that build upon youth education. We work with students and educators at all levels to launch new programs and share our social-impact vision with the next generation of community builders.
If your school is located within the City of Mississauga, City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Oakville or Town of Milton, you can join many of our Social Impact School Programs including co-op placements, skilled trades programming, volunteerism and more!
Our School Programs
Social Impact Co-op
If you’re a student looking for an innovative and fun co-op placement, you’ve come to the right place. You can learn new skills and a positive community impact. We’re a reputable Canadian Charity that strives to empower youth development through work experience.
Meaning of Home
Join our annual writing contest for students in grades 4,5 and 6. As a student, you can submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to you. Together, we’ll learn about the importance of safe and affordable housing. Oh, and did we mention that we have some big prizes?
Habitat has partnered with our local carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other skilled trades high-school classes to build tiny homes. We work alongside classrooms and jointly deliver the tiny homes as an affordable housing solution to First Nation reserves and other communities.
Is your school ready to change the world? Organize a clothing drive have your family and friends clean out their closets and get rid of the clothing they’re not using anymore and create sustainable change!
World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day, a day designated by the United Nations to reflect “on the basic right of all to adequate shelter”. Our vision is to join together as one global network in communicating the message that every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future. Help us spread the word about the importance of World Habitat Day through school-wide rallies and events.
Create change from the classroom and empower your students to reach their full potential. Through lessons developed to go hand-in-hand with the teaching curriculum, they will explore and take action on critical issues impacting their communities and the world.
With thousands of volunteers working with Habitat every year, every student is invited to complete their volunteer hours with us. No matter what your interest, we have an opportunity for you.
Students can travel locally and across Ontario to engage in field trip experiences such as visiting construction sites and our partner indigenous community.
Camp Habitat will be a leadership development experience for youth to travel locally and globally, connect and work with other youth across Canada, and have a positive social impact.