Habitat for Humanity Calgary works in partnership with low-income families and the community to build hope through the construction of simple, decent and affordable homes for Calgary's families in need. BD&P has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Calgary since 2002 to help address the crisis in affordable housing in our city. Together, we have built a relationship of which we are immensely proud - including annually funding the cost of the building of a home and the provision of BD&P (and often client) volunteer builders. We can now look back on 11 successful builds!
BD&P is pleased to announce that in 2013 it has signed a 3 year contract with Habitat for Humanity Calgary whereby BD&P will become Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta's Partner in Safety until the end of 2016. BD&P's sponsorship will allow Habitat to achieve its COR Safety Certification, a building industry and government recognized certification that demonstrates Habitat's commitment to excellence in safety.
In 2012, BD&P supported Habitat for Humanity Calgary as presenting sponsor at Calgary's fourth annual Women Build Week in the month of May. The 2012 Habitat's Women Build Week helped in housing two families: a single mother with five children and a single father with two daughters.
BD&P sent an all-woman crew of lawyers and clients to participate at an Auburn Bay build site in southeast Calgary on Monday, May 7, 2012 where they helped erect the frame of the two-storey, semi-detached duplex.
New housing will make a world of difference in the lives of the two families. Jodi Caskey, a non-profit worker who has often held more than one full-time job, expressed her gratitude for the ability to enjoy more family time: "This will be the first time that I'll only have to work one job."
BD&P volunteers have been thrilled with the build experience over the years – from learning new skills to fostering team work – volunteers felt an incredible sense of accomplishment.
BD&P's 2010 and 2011 builds were All-Women builds, so many of our female lawyers have taken on the challenge of being totally out of their comfort zones!