Habitat for Humanity Canada elects new board members to National Board

Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Habitat for Humanity Canada held elections at their annual general meeting on Saturday, May 12, and announced the election of one new board member, Brad Peters, and one returning board member, Susan Green, to the National Board. The annual general meeting capped off Habitat Canada’s national conference, hosted by Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, which brought together over 400 delegates from local Habitats across the country.

Brad Peters started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Saint John Region (New Brunswick) in 2012, and served a term as board chair beginning in 2015. He brings a wealth of experience from operations to marketing and is currently the Director of Corporate Branding for J.D. Irving, Limited.

Susan Green was first elected to the national board in 2015, and was re-elected to her second term. An active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton in Alberta, Susan also served on Habitat Edmonton’s board from 2006 to 2013, including as board chair, and was the co-chair of the first-ever Habitat Women Build in Canada. Over her career, she has held senior executive leadership roles at the University of Alberta, the Alberta Cancer Board, the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Government of Alberta.

“Both Brad and Susan bring valuable skills to a very strong national board,” said Greg Stewart, Chair of Habitat Canada’s National Board. “And both are long-time, engaged supporters of Habitat for Humanity in Canada, and our dedication to providing access to affordable homeownership to more families. We welcome them to an organization, and a board, that is committed to excellence in board governance and operational transparency, and has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program in recognition of that commitment.”

Habitat Canada would like to thank Don Bjornson, past chair, who leaves the board having been a member since 2011 and Terry Forth, who completed his ninth year and third term and was also chair of the Habitat Canada Foundation.

For a complete list of Habitat Canada’s National Board, visit habitat.ca.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 54 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

CONTACT: Sarah Austin
Habitat for Humanity Canada
647-571-6405
saustin@habitat.ca

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