Electro-Federation Canada Selects Habitat for Humanity as Charity of Choice

A new Habitat for Humanity home in London, Ontario

July 15, 2016

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has selected Habitat for Humanity Canada as its official charity of choice. It’s a natural fit, says Jim Taggart, EFC’s President and CEO. “Our members manufacture and sell innovative, sustainable and safe electrical products required for new home builds today.

“Many of our members are currently long-standing partners of Habitat Canada. Through this partnership, all members can now participate in this program and help strengthen our industry’s commitment to electrical safety and addressing the issue of affordable housing. EFC hopes to have a lasting impact on the communities in which we work and live.”

Habitat for Humanity Canada broke ground on its first home in 1985. Now, each year about 70,000 volunteers work with 56 Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide, helping to break the cycle of poverty for hundreds of low-income Canadian families. (Shown in photo: a recent build in London, ON.)

A national, not-for-profit industry association, EFC represents over 250 member companies and 40,000 workers who manufacturer, distribute and sell electrical and electronics products in Canada. Like Habitat Canada, EFC strongly believes that everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Affordable homeownership empowers Canadian families with a sense of pride and independence.

Siemens, Schneider Electric and Standard Products are among several EFC members who are strong supporters of Habitat Canada. These and other member companies not only contribute financially, but also provide product and volunteer support to Habitat affiliates across Canada.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with EFC,” says Mark Rogers, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. “Together, we share a true commitment to building stronger communities and providing Canadians with the hand-up they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.” 

Photo source: Habitat for Humanity Canada.

 

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