Cox Automotive Canada Kicks Off First-Ever Canadian Automotive Industry Build in Support of Habitat for Humanity Canada
Mississauga, ON.—September 18, 2019—With shovels in hand,
team members from various automotive industry organizations kicked off the
first-ever Canadian Automotive Industry Build in support of Habitat for
Attending the ceremony were team members from Cox Automotive Canada as well as Build partners from Canadian Black Book, CARFAX Canada, Hyundai Canada and the Used Car Dealers Association. Other sponsors included the Bank of Montreal, Desjardins, Scotiabank and TD Canada Trust.
The Canadian Automotive Industry Build is an opportunity to
connect the industry to an important cause – helping build stronger communities
by assisting families to achieve strength, stability and self-reliance. On
average, Habitat generates $175,000 of benefits to society for every home
238 families began building
strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.
Since 1985, 3,619 Canadian families have partnered with Habitat Canada to get access to a decent and
Habitat’s affordable homeownership program generated almost $42 million in societal benefits to the
In Canada, Habitat’s affordable homeownership program has added $68 million to
the affordable housing portfolio in 2018 alone!
“As leaders in the automotive industry, we believe that it is important to support our local communities. Today, we had the opportunity to do just that—leading by example—to help build homes for Canadian families who need a little support to gain stability and self-reliance,” said Maria Soklis, President of Cox Automotive Canada.
Through to the end of October, Canadian Automotive Industry Build team volunteers will be on the Mississauga Build site, alongside community volunteers and seasoned Habitat construction staff. Also, future Habitat homeowners will complete up to 500 hours of volunteering as part of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity.