Habitat for Humanity Canada and Electro-Federation Canada Come Together for a Day of Giving on October 4th, 2021

TORONTO, August 5th, 2021 – In support of World Habitat Day, Electro-Federation Canada’s members are uniting for an EFC community Day of Giving. EFC’s charity of choice Habitat for Humanity committee chairman, Russ Morgan, IPEX, and the late vice chair, Ian Merman, Liteline, together with John Jefkins, EFC, were driven by the generosity of members over the years and the urgent need which the pandemic has presented to improve access to affordable homeownership for Canadian families.

The Electrical industry continues to make great strides in supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada’s mission and due to the urgent need families are facing, this Day of Giving can help do more for Canadians. In 2020, EFC members donated over $1.1 million in product and cash resulting in over $4 million in societal impact. This is a testament to Canada’s most innovative electrical community that is powering a changing world on many fronts. (View the impact report) One of EFC’s strategic values is to ‘engage and promote a corporate social mindset’.  On Monday, October 4th, EFC members and their partners are encouraged to participate in raising $100,000.00 this fall. The concept is to dedicate one day in October to give back a small percentage or portion of a member company’s sales on that day towards the “Day of Giving”. Or, cash contributions of any kind will be accepted. Member companies who contribute $10,000 or more will qualify for a Habitat Build Day for employees to get involved in the construction of a new home. Most importantly, achieving this goal will help local families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

The following EFC members have committed to support EFC’s Day of Giving on World Habitat Day:

Ascot Capital Group
E.C.S. Electric Cable
Graybar Canada
Guillevin International
Hammond Power Solutions
Hubbell Canada
IPEX Electrical
LEDVANCE
Leviton Canada
NAPCO Royal
Nexans Canada
Ouellet Canada
Rexel Canada Electrical
Schneider Electric Canada
Shawcor
Wesco Distribution

While Habitat Canada is always looking for electrical products to be donated to their builds or ReStores, the concept behind the “Day of Giving” is to raise some much-needed cash to help cover the costs associated with building homes for those in need. Full details on EFC’s Day of Giving can be found here. For general FAQs, click here.

In this time of great need, donations will go to help open doors to a brighter future for families across Canada, families like Fiona’s, to whom your support will make a world of difference.

 

 

For more information on the EFC Day of Giving please contact:

Dennis Potharst

Communications & Atlantic Region Coordinator

Electro-Federation Canada

dpotharst@electrofed.com

www.electrofed.com

April Gibson

Senior Manager, Partner Services and Stewardship

Habitat for Humanity Canada

agibson@habitat.ca

 

About Electro-Federation Canada  

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is a national, not -for-profit industry association that represents over 220 member companies that manufacture, distribute, market and sell a wide range of electrical products. EFC members contribute over $10B to the Canadian economy and employ over 40,000 workers in over 1,300 factories across the country. Learn more at https://www.electrofed.com/.   

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 50 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 www.habitat.ca