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Building 150 Homes for Canada 150

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Habitat for Humanity Canada is partnering with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to build 150 homes across the country. WSP is a proud sponsor of and participant in the event, and we’re proud of the 14 employees who contribute their valuable time and building skills to help others each year.

 

WSP Employees Volunteering with Habitat For Humanity

WSP employees have been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity since 2011. This picture was taken last year. Back row (left to right): Krista Corley (second on the left), Steven Loptson, Tim Nykoluk, and Joe Sam. Front row (left to right): Misty Klassen, Amber Hailstone, Ashley Morrissey, and Denise Sveinson.

 

On July 13, our employees in Winnipeg will be on site alongside the former U.S. President and First Lady to build homes for families in their city.

WSP’s involvement with Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg began when mechanical engineer Misty Klassen sought out the non-profit at the recommendation of a former colleague to complete her volunteer hours to become a licensed P.Eng. It didn’t take long before she was awe-struck about how so many people could come together so efficiently to build houses for others in their community. That is when she began to rally her colleagues to join her in building Habitat homes every summer.

“Volunteering with Habitat has become second nature since,” she explained.

“Giving back to the community is what compels me to volunteer,” said Misty, whose daytime job focuses on commercial projects of various sizes. “Jimmy Carter is 92 years old and he’s still building houses, lending a hand wherever he can,” she added, “it’s inspiring.”

While the Carters’ focus will be on Edmonton and Winnipeg specifically, their annual work project is a Canada-wide effort counting over 50 participating communities in every province and territory. Affordable housing for all is a core value of Habitat for Humanity, and WSP is pleased to take part in giving back to our communities in a meaningful way.

For more information about the Habitat for Humanity volunteer event, please contact Misty Klassen.