Building Shelter for Families in Saskatchewan
In June 2008, Mosaic announced a corporate partnership with Habitat for Humanity in Saskatchewan to help improve the quality of life in the province by building decent shelter for families in poverty. As part of this partnership, Mosaic is donating $450,000 over three years and has set a goal to build a total of 37 homes throughout the province.
Because of Mosaic's commitment, Habitat for Humanity was able to approach the province of Saskatchewan and get its support in the effort to build houses. The province contributed $1 million to the effort.
"The Mosaic partnership has been the most significant thing Habitat has experienced in Regina, because we've been able to leverage that into a first-time commitment from the province of Saskatchewan to help us build houses," said Dennis Coutts, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity Regina.
In addition to the financial contributions that will benefit the Regina and Saskatoon communities, Mosaic's funding will allow for the establishment of Habitat for Humanity chapters in Moose Jaw and Yorkton, expanding Habitat's impact in the province.
Since Mosaic began working with Habitat for Humanity, the partnership has completed 22 homes and is on track to exceed the goal of 37 homes in three years. In addition, unique components of the program will be developed to encompass high schools, trade institutes and building homes for aboriginal people.