2014/2015 Fundraising Campaign in Support of Habitat for Humanity Canada

HRAI is excited to announce the launch of the 2014/2015 fundraising campaign in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada with a goal to raise $2 million during 2014 and 2015. 

How can my company get involved?

  1. Product Donation – HRAI member product priorities include:  Furnaces, HRV’s, Ventilation Fans, Humidifiers, Duct Work (including grills and registers), Controls, Valves and Venting Materials.
  2. Cash Donation
  3. HRAI Contractor Donation of Time and Expertise to a Habitat home build in your area.
  4. Donate Obsolete/Discontinued product to a Re-Store and receive a tax receipt for 50% of the retail value of the donation.

How can members donate?

HRAI Members Products that can be donated include: Furnaces, HRV’s, Ventilation Fans, Humidifiers, Duct Work (including grills and registers), Controls, Valves and Venting Materials.

Habitat builds simple, basic homes; therefore, they cannot accept donations of luxury products.

HRAI Contractor members can donate time and expertise to Habitat home being built in their area.

Click here to download the 2014/2015 Pledge Form (PDF)

4th Annual “Ride for Habitat” July 12, 2014

The fourth annual “Ride for Habitat” will take place on Saturday, July 12th with all riders raising funds for Habitat for Humanity Canada. The Ride for Habitat was established in 2010 to raise awareness as well as funds to help build more Habitat homes in Canada. The 2012 Ride was the most successful one to date and included 60 riders with a total of more than $17,500 raised.

Riders will gather at one of several starting points before gathering at Centennial Park in Innisfil, Ontario. The Ride for Habitat is organized by Habitat for Humanity Canada and the HFH Huronia affiliate, with support from volunteers of HRAI and CIPH.

Please visit www.rideforhabitat.com to register ($50 per bike) or to pledge your support to registered riders.

Join HRAI and CIPH at a Gala Evening in Support of Habitat for Humanity - March 18, 2014

A Gala Evening to celebrate the fundraising efforts of CIPH and HRAI members will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  It is expected to attract more than 350 senior industry executives.  This Gala evening will take place during CMPX 2014, which runs March 19, 20 & 21, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


What is Habitat for Humanity Canada?

Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The mission of the organization is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

How does Habitat for Humanity work?

Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. In addition to mortgage payments, each homeowner invests hundreds of hours of their own labour, called "sweat equity", into the building of their house and the houses of others.  Habitat for Humanity offers a Hand-Up not a Hand-Out.

Habitat for Humanity Canada

2012/13 Campaign in Support of Habitat for Humanity Canada a Huge Success!

HRAI joined with CIPH (Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating) on this initiative in March 2010 and have been working together to provide product and cash to help build homes in Canada.  Together members have donated over $2.25 million in cash and products for Habitat for Humanity Canada during the two year campaign.  It is because of CIPH and HRAI member donations that over 450 Canadian families have a place to call home. 

Thank you to the following HRAI member companies for their very generous donations during 2012/2013:

A.O. Smith
A1 Air Conditioning & Heating
AIRIA Brands Inc.
All-temp Mechanical
B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd.
Bardon Supplies
Bradford White Canada
Chinook Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Emco Corporation
Great Lakes Copper
Groupe Deschenes Inc.
HPAC Magazine
Independent Mechanical Supply
Ipex Inc.
Johnson Controls
Konkle Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Lennox International Inc.
Marks Supply
McKeough Supply
Mechanical Business Magazine
Napoleon Heating & Cooling (Wolf Steel Ltd.)
Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
Reznor/Thomas & Betts Ltd.
Rheem Canada Ltd.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
Taco Canada Ltd.
Thomas & Betts
Uponor, Ltd.
Venmar Ventilation Inc.
Weil-Mclain Canada
Wolseley Canada

For information on HRAI's partnership with Habitat for Humanity to donate product,cash and/or time and expertise contact:

Heather Grimoldby-Campbell
E-mail: hgrimoldby@hrai.ca
Phone: 1-800-267-2231 ext. 238