The CEO of Habitat for Humanity: Gerrard Oishi

a message from our president & CEO

One of the great joys of 2022 was being able to be together again. We saw the return of our team's ability to collaborate in person. We saw the return of events like Build Days and Women Build. Being together also allowed for moments like home dedications and groundbreakings, where we could stand alongside our volunteers, donors, and families to celebrate what we achieved.

The past three years have been challenging, but we used that time to strengthen our organizational practices. We tested assumptions and tried new approaches. All of this happened while we continued to build homes and connect with families in need.

In 2022, we celebrated that over 1,000 children have had the opportunity to grow up in a house built by Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. This is a milestone we are very proud of, as we know all those futures have been made brighter. We are also proud that 100% of our Habitat families maintained their housing through the pandemic. This is testament to the hard work, resiliency, and determination of these families. It also proves our belief that a community coming together to support each other makes a lasting difference.

The foundational work we did the past three years sets the stage for our next level of growth. In 2023, we are embarking on a $7M home construction program, our largest ever.

When I look across all our teams: our ReStore social enterprise, fund development, family services, construction, finance, marketing, and volunteers, I see elevated confidence in our ability to deliver our affordable homeownership program. We know there are more families in need and we are stepping up to that challenge.

Thank you for being part of our cause.

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Habitat for humanity volunteers building a house




took possession of their home
or signed to become a homeowner



under construction or completed



gave 29,497 hours of their time



generated for HFHSA



of waste diverted from landfills

Photo of Mark, Maria and Jarred

meet Mark and Maria

Mark and Maria’s story is the perfect encapsulation of not only the theme of reunite but also an embodiment of everything that we strive towards at Habitat for Humanity. Their story begins over a decade ago. Mark and Maria met in their small town in the Philippines back in 2010 and their love was instantaneous. It was the beginning of not only a new friendship, but their forever. “The love of a lifetime,” Mark recalls.

Although the relationship started with Mark and Maria in the same place, it quickly transitioned into a long-distance relationship when Maria moved to Saudi Arabia to work as a nurse. After Maria’s contract ended it was Mark’s turn to work abroad, and he moved to Canada in 2014.

In 2017, Mark became a permanent resident of Canada after he was sponsored by his employer and helped by his friend through the process. Shortly after becoming a Canadian citizen, and after six years of living a long-distance love story which was sustained by constant communication, patience, trust, respect and understanding, Mark flew home to the Philippines and married Maria.

Photo of Mark, Maria and Jarred

building a better life

With Mark’s residency, he was able to bring Maria to Canada in 2018. After many long years apart as partners, they were now together as husband and wife. Mark and Maria welcomed their son, Jarred, into their lives in July of 2021. Their family was quickly outgrowing their one-bedroom basement unit and they needed to start looking for a new place to call home.

This is where Habitat for Humanity enters their story. When their friend told them about the program, they were thrilled to find out they could own their own home!

thousands of families are facing an affordable housing crisis

Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2021
Photo of Mark volunteering at the ReStore

your support has made home ownership dreams come true

Soon after hearing about the program, Mark and Maria qualified for homeownership and have already completed more than half of their 500 hours with the help of good friends who have volunteered for them at Habitat’s ReStore!

Mark and Maria signing into partnership with Habitat for Humanity

a new chapter

Mark, Maria and Jarred will finally have a place to call their own. To gather and celebrate with friends and families, and to grow their family “with God at the center”. They have a place that they can call their very own home.

We are so excited to welcome Mark and Maria to their home this summer and to be part of this next chapter of their story!

looking forward
in 2023

A mother and her two sons sitting on their front porch
The Habitat for Humanity board chair: David Barber

message from our board chair

It is with great pleasure that we present the annual report. I'm proud to have the opportunity to report that Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta has continued to make significant progress towards their mission of providing affordable homeownership for families in need in Southern Alberta.

Throughout some very challenging times, Habitat has continued to thrive in 2022. The organization successfully completed several builds which now provide safe and stable housing for several families in Calgary and Southern Alberta. Teams have focused on building on the success of Habitat's ReStore locations, diverting items from the landfill while simultaneously contributing $5.2 Million gross revenue to Habitat's operations.

Additionally, the leadership team has continued to work towards long-term strategic goals, including increasing operational efficiency, financial sustainability, building stronger partnerships with community organizations and donors, and increasing awareness of Habitat's mission and impact in our community.

None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the support of the incredible staff, volunteers, donors, and partners. We are grateful for the community's ongoing commitment to the Habitat cause and we will continue to build stronger communities through affordable homeownership in the years to come.

David Barber
Retired, Vice President
Canada Broadline Distribution
Gordon Food Services

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thank you to our 2022 supporters

funding partners
Alberta Government
City of Calgary
City of Brooks
visionary sponsors
Estate of Trudy Lisette Rahm
Estate of Barbara Maddocks
Gordon Food Services
keystone sponsors
STAR Building Materials
Shaw Family Foundation
Hockey Helps the Homeless Foundation
Calgary Foundation
Prosser Charitable Foundation

David Borger - Borger Group of Companies

Mayfair Lumber & Sales
Groundbreaker sponsors

Estate of Jeffrey Prietz

Freehold Royalties Ltd


Travelers Insurance Canada

Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation

Comox Realty Group

Sterling Homes Ltd.

Paul Salmon - Aviva Canada

Community Foundation of Southern Alberta

Donors $500+
  • About Staffing Industrial Ltd.
  • AFA Forest Products Inc.
  • Aleem Dhanani
  • Alexandria Moulding
  • Allan Harapiak
  • Amy Hurst
  • Andrew Burrowes
  • Apex Mechanical Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
  • Atif Ali
  • Aviva Canada
  • Bar None Ranches Memorial Foundation
  • Barett Pedersen
  • Barricades And Signs Ltd
  • Bev A Phillips
  • Boise Cascade
  • Brenda Fischer
  • Brian Hallamore
  • Brian Lamotte
  • Broadview Homes
  • Bruce MacDonald
  • Bryan Berg
  • Bryan Regular
  • Bryon Howard
  • Calgary Theosophical Society
  • Cameron Grace
  • Carmen Chew
  • Caroline E. - Carter Forest Products Inc
  • Cathy Merrett
  • Cenovus Energy Inc.
  • Chase J. P. Morgan
  • Curt Keil
  • Cynthia Atwood Johnson
  • Dana Hnatiuk
  • Daniel McClair
  • Dave Cattapan
  • Dave Kelly
  • David R Lardner
  • David Barber*
  • David Grinde
  • David Hawkins
  • David Lyall
  • Debra Moore
  • Deer Bridge Plumbing & Heating Limited
  • Don Long
  • Donald MacDiarmid
  • Donna Siler
  • Double B's Social Club
  • Doug Brown
  • Douglas Homes
  • Duane Kadey
  • Ed and Shannon Donkersgoed
  • Edward J Lambert
  • Eizabeth Thirlwell
  • Elaine Doel
  • Empire Drywall
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • Enerplus Corporation
  • Everett Paynter
  • Exteriors By Design LTD
  • Frederick and Kathryn Hurdman
  • Garth Doll
  • Gary and Margot Brennan
  • Genesis Land Development Corp.
  • Gerrad Oishi*
  • Glen Bos
  • Greg Heath & Christina Carnovale
  • Hansine Ullberg*
  • Hartwick Wiehler
  • Heather Klein-Swormink*
  • Hood Packaging Corporation Calgary Plastics
  • Howard Sangwine
  • Howard Tse
  • Hubert Lynch-Staunton
  • Iain Stewart
  • Ian Ouwerkerk
  • Informa PLC
  • James Sardachuk
  • Jamie Walker
  • Jason Denney
  • Jean Crepin
  • Jo Ellen and Pat Krchnak
  • Joanne Gray
  • Joel Anderson
  • Joel Seibert
  • John Gray
  • John Merrett
  • Jonathan Slater
  • Joni Hirtle
  • Julie Kozak
  • K & R Sloan Consulting
  • Katie Delaney
  • Ken Hillier
  • Kenroc Building Materials
  • Kent Bowie
  • Kevin Van
  • Kimberly Verrier
  • Kirk McNamara
  • Krista Saunders
  • Laura Field
  • Law Investments Limited Partnership
  • Lenora Meyer - Carter Forest Products Inc
  • Linda Easthope
  • Lisa Bekesza
  • Lorne Lieske
  • Lucille Beckwith
  • Maria Delauretis
  • Mark Wandy
  • Martin L Pangracs
  • Mary Barr
  • Melanie Pedersen
  • Methanex Corporation
  • Metrie Canada
  • Metrie Canada Ltd
  • Mike Delaney
  • Mike Freeborn
  • Mike Irvine
  • Mike Mikkelsen
  • Morrison Homes
  • Mountains Edge Construction
  • Natalie L Mohammed
  • Norman McKenna
  • Nuvista Homes
  • Ondrea Mann
  • Pamela Ramotowski*
  • Patricia Dahm
  • Paul Ringrose
  • Paul Salmon*
  • Peter Dankers
  • Peter Rudolf
  • Pro Builders Supply Ltd
  • QTG company
  • QV Investors Inc.
  • Rancho Realty Ltd.
  • Randy Aikens
  • Rene Bjornson
  • Renovate For Good Ltd
  • Robert & Deborah Bercha
  • Robert Murray
  • Ronald Poelzer
  • Russell Cumberland
  • Ryan Haney
  • Sawback Builders
  • Secure Energy
  • Shawn Poirier
  • Sheryl Plenert
  • Simpson Strong-Tie
  • St.Paul's Anglican Church
  • Starbucks Coffee Canada
  • Stewart Harris
  • Stewart Scott
  • Strom Household
  • Sunshine Exteriors Ltd
  • Swanson Household
  • Sylvia Delauretis
  • TC Energy
  • TEC Canada
  • Teine Energy Ltd.
  • Thilo Kaufmann
  • Tom Casey
  • Tom Mandeur
  • Tony Distefano
  • Trecc Electric
  • True Market
  • Tyler Alaric
  • Tyler H
  • Tyson MacDonald
  • V Dods
  • Verico CML
  • Victor Harke
  • Victor Hut
  • Wendee Bishop
  • Westside King's Church
  • William Borger Enterprises
  • Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation
  • Wm Schmidt Mechanical
  • Woodcraft Kitchen Cabinets
  • Yvette Aurore Claveau

*indicates Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta Board Member

Restore gift-in-kind donors
  • AccessSMT
  • Astra Energy Services Corp.
  • Canada Metal North America
  • Centura Floor & Wall Fashions
  • Cloverdale Paint
  • Costco #1217 East Calgary
  • Costco #543 NW
  • Costco Rockyview
  • Crown Construction
  • Dannburg Floor Coverings
  • DIRTT Environmental Solutions
  • Double R Building Products Ltd.
  • Dulux Paints 8420
  • EiKO Global LLC
  • Electrical Wholesalers Calgary Ltd
  • FastFrate Group
  • Federated Cooperatives Ltd.
  • Flesher Marble & Tile 1910 Ltd.
  • Flooring Supertores
  • Gesco Limited Partnership
  • HFH Eastern Distribution
  • Home Depot - Lethbridge
  • Home Depot Airdrie #7254
  • Home Depot Balzac #7347
  • Home Depot Beacon Hill #7076
  • Home Depot Chinook #7063
  • Home Depot Country Hills #7111
  • Home Depot Marlborough #7061
  • Home Depot Mckenzie #7082
  • Home Depot Medicine Hat
  • Home Depot North Hill #7037
  • Home Depot Okotoks #7223
  • Home Depot Shawnessy #7067
  • Home Depot Tuscany #7250
  • Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • Intergulf Development Group
  • Jayman Built
  • Lowe's - Signal Hill 3318
  • Lowe's 3714 - Macleod
  • Lux Windows & Glass Ltd.
  • Moduline Industries
  • Premiere Van Lines
  • Regal Building Materials Ltd
  • Ron Ton Rubbish and Collectibles Ltd.
  • Rona Forest Lawn
  • SAIT- Mayland Heights Campus
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • The Co-operators - Manchester Park
  • The Home Depot
  • Trail Appliances South Calgary
  • Triple M Housing
Build day sponsors and fundraisers
  • Blackstone Drilling
  • Amazon Web Services
  • BLG
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Carter Forest Products
  • Certanteed Canada
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Enbridge Inc
  • Enerplus
  • Excel Homes
  • Freehold Royalties Ltd.
  • Gowling LLP
  • Gowling
  • Hilti
  • IKEA
  • IPEX Building Materials
  • JP Morgan
  • Kinette Club of Calgary
  • Mawer Investment Management
  • Nissan Canada
  • Nuvista Homes
  • Power Properties
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Rife Resources
  • RioCan Calgary
  • Rotary Club of Calgary
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sovereign Insurance
  • Sterling Homes
  • Sunbelt Rentals Canada
  • Suncor Energy Inc.
  • TC Energy
  • The Home Depot
  • Urban Systems
  • Wesco
  • Construction gift-in-kind donors and partners
  • ArborCare Calgary
  • Carrington Lighting
  • Cabinet Solutions
  • Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply
  • Normandeau Window Coverings
  • Habitat for Humanity Canada National gift-in-kind donors
  • Bradford White
  • CertainTeed
  • CGC Inc.
  • Delta
  • Kindred
  • Reliance Heating, Air-conditioning & Plumbing
  • Schneider Electric
  • Whirlpool
  • Wolseley Inc.
  • Women Build Sponsors
  • GHD
  • Gordon Food Services
  • Morrison Homes
  • Ovintiv Canada
  • Precision Drilling Corporation
  • TC Energy
  • University of Calgary, School of Architecture
  • Urban Systems

We value accuracy in our donor report listing. In the event there was an oversight or error, please accept our apologies and contact for correction.

2022 board of directors

David Barber

Board Chair Retired, Vice President
Canada Broadline Distribution
Gordon Food Services

Leland Corbett

Vice Chair Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Lisa Smandych

Treasurer Chief Financial Officer, Boardwalk REIT

David Watson

Past Chair Retired President & CEO, Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation

Gerrad Oishi

HFHSA President & CEO

Vincent Fera

HBSc, MBA, Businessman

Paul Salmon

Residential Construction Consultant, Energy Advisor with Ecosynergy

Russ Wells

Senior Executive

Deanna Romney

Senior Sales Agent, City of Calgary

Mei Huang

Senior Business Officer, Prairies Economic Development Canada

Hansine Ullberg

Owner, Numberz CPA

Heather Klein-Swormink

Owner, Dale Carnegie Franchise, for Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan & Alaska

Pamela Ramotowski

Vice President, People and Culture, Enerplus

Fazilah Shariff

Family Therapist & Entreprenuer

financial summary

Funding Sources Pie Chart
Operating Expenses Pie Chart
  • *Must be noted as an expense to comply with GAAP
  • Fundraising costs were 14.2% of total funds raised in 2022.