Working Together to Benefit Future Homeowners
The SFI-Habitat for Humanity Wood 4 Good Program has four pillars.
1. Champion and facilitate SFI Implementation Committees and partners participation in Habitat for Humanity Canada building projects.
This pillar allows us to build on the many Habitat-affiliate projects that SFI and SFI Program Participants have engaged in over the past five years. Our Habitat "How to" document is a summary of what it takes to get involved with a Habitat build. We encourage our Program Participants to get involved so we can continue to support various Habitat for Humanity projects in North America.
2. Create awareness of the benefits of sourcing certified wood and paper projects to the SFI Standard.
This pillar promotes activities like including green building rating programs and providing SFI documentation briefs to local Habitat affiliates to encourage the sourcing of certified building materials. Literature available from SFI.
3. Assist with supply chain solutions to provide SFI building materials to Habitat Affiliates.
This pillar, known as Waste Not Want Not, supports a quick and simple solution for SFI Program Participants to redirect or liquidate building materials by donating to Habitat for Humanity. These donations also come with a retail value tax receipt. With the hundreds of Habitat affiliates in Canada and the U.S., these products will end up benefiting future Habitat homeowners.
Accepted products include lumber, plywood OSB, engineered wood products, siding, flooring, and other building materials.
For product donations in the USA, please contact: Heather Sandoval
For product donations in Canada, please contact: Stephanie Ashton-Smith
Download the brochure here:
4. Identify collaborative solutions to support Aboriginal housing.
This pillar provides mutual opportunities to collaborate and promote initiatives to support healthy aboriginal communities.
- Article: From Crashed Ice to new housing for those in need (March 23, 2017)
- Radio Interview: Habitat Winnipeg CBC interview (July 2016)
- Video: Home Builder Blitz video case study highlight (Summer 2015)
- News Release: SFI and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Provide New Home for Local Greenwood Family (May 18, 2015)
- News Release: SFI Brings the Forest Sector Together with Habitat for Humanity Canada to Improve Quality of Life for Underserved Communities (May 15, 2015)
- Georgia Forestry Community Build Video: Sustainable Forest: A Georgia Success Story
- News Release: SFI and Habitat for Humanity Expand Mutal Support for Reponsibility Built Affordable Homes (February 6, 2014)
- News Release: SFI Funds Community-Based Programs to Support Habitat for Humanity (August 15, 2013)
- News Release: First Ever "Women in Wood" Build Day a Success; Benefits Ottawa First Nations Family (June 26, 2013)
- News Release: Habitat for Humanity Canada Executive Joins SFI Board (May 28, 2013)
- News Release: SFI Supports National Green Building Certification for Habitat for Humanity Homes (November 7, 2011)
- News Release: SFI Participants Support Fredericton Habitat Home (September 1, 2011)
- News Release: SFI Participants Support Building of Burnaby Habitat Home (September 22, 2010)
- News Release: SFI and Built Green Support Oakville Habitat Home (April 21, 2010)
- News Release: SFI Supports Habitat Home for Alderville First Nation (August 13, 2009)
- News Release: SFI Supports Habitat Home for Metis Families (July 14, 2009)
- News Release: St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson Donates Wood to Help Minnesota's SFI build Habitat for Humanity Home in Hibbing (March 20, 2008)
- News Release: Minnesota's SFI Building Habitat for Humanity Home in Hibbing; Project Began Today in Cook with Harvesting of Timber (January 26, 2008)