Habitat for Humanity GTA’s Signature Events

Want to give back to your community in a fun and exciting way? Get involved with one of Habitat for Humanity GTA’s signature events. Habitat events offer a unique way to give back to your community, meet new people and learn new skills. We offer great recognition and employee engagement opportunities for corporate groups and a unique life experience for individuals and families.


From home builds to Gingerbread Builds, Polar Bear Dips to golf tournaments, there’s always a way to join the Habitat family. Whether swinging a hammer or swinging a golf club, your support means the world to us.








Polar Bear Dip

Unzip your coat, throw off your mittens, and help ring in the New Year with a chilly dip in Lake Ontario. Join hundreds of Habitat supporters as they ‘take the plunge’ into icy cold waters to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity GTA. Organized by the Toronto Polar Bear Club, this frigid fundraiser is a ‘bucket list’ must for the brave among us!


Want to get involved in Polar Bear Dip?  Sign up as a team or sponsor the event! The Polar Bear Dip is a one-of-a-kind event that offers unique engagement and marketing opportunities for companies too. Visit www.torontopolarbear.com.







Pride Build

Pride Build is Habitat GTA’s newest signature event and the only event of its kind in Canada. Pride Build welcomes supporters of the LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities to come out and swing a hammer in support of our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.


Interested in celebrating Pride Week with a hammer and a hard hat?  There are many ways to get involved in next year’s Pride Build. Individuals and teams can sign up to fundraise and build with us in June! Corporate groups can engage their employees and showcase their Pride as an event sponsor! Visit www.habitatgta.ca/pridebuild2014.





Habitat “Fore” Humanity Golf Tournament

This annual fundraiser invites Habitat supporters to put down their hammer and swing a club to help raise funds for Habitat. Join us for a day on the course filled with on-course activities, raffle prizes, and an incredible live and silent auction.


Looking to tee up? Sign up as an individual or as a foursome.


Interested in sponsorship? We have many fun and engaging ways to market your support for our mission at Habitat “Fore” Humanity’s Golf Tournament. Click here to review this year’s registration and sponsorship package.





Women Build

Calling all superheroes! Women Build is an outstanding event, offering an unique and empowering experience for women to come together to build, learn new skills, network with one another and help other women.


Looking to unleash your inner superhero? Superwomen can get involved by fundraising, building (no construction experience necessary) or volunteering at the event!


Looking to become a super sponsor? We offer lots of great recognition, unique employee engagement opportunities, brand activiation and a chance to get involved with a highly public and extraordinary event! Visit www.womenbuildgta.ca.






Gingerbread Build

Hundreds of families kick-off the holiday season by helping to build a ‘home sweet home’ for a family in need while decorating their own gingerbread houses at Habitat GTA’s annual Gingerbread Build.
While volunteers have to be 16 or older to volunteer on a Habitat build site, children of any age can participate in the Gingerbread Build. With prizes, a visit from Santa and lots of delicious candy, this is one our most popular events!
Join our party, host your own, purchase a kit or for a family living in shelter. Corporate sponsor teams and sponsors also welcome! Contact us to get involved.






Community Fundraising

Are you enthusiastic about spreading awareness of Habitat for Humanity GTA’s work locally? Do you want to fundraise for more homes to help families break the cycle of poverty? Hosting a fundraiser is a fun and easy way to engage others from your religious groups, workplaces, schools, sports teams, families and social circles! 100% of the funds you raise will go directly to our builds to give our partner families a hand up, not a hand out. 

No fundraiser is too small or too big! Habitat GTA will play an important role in ensuring you run the event successfully. Start your planning by exploring many tips and tools this hub offers, and set up your
personalized fundraising page today!