Making a difference where we live and work
Giving back to the community is important to the WE HBA. Our members donate their time and resources to help families and organizations in the Hamilton-Halton area.
“What Home Looks Like To Me” Childrens’ Art Contest
In 2015, the WE HBA ran its first art contest for Grade 5 children at a local school in Burlington to have them think about the concepts of house and home. One resounding theme rang true: it often doesn’t matter where you live, it is who you are with and how you feel when you are there. The successful artists’ works hang in the lobby of WE HBA offices, and all participants are treated to lunch with the judges.
Holiday Toy Drive
During the Holiday Season, the WE HBA hosts its annual Toy Drive and Social, where those in attendance bring a new, unwrapped toy for needy children in our community.
The new toys are donated to City Kidz, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children living in the inner city.
Annual Summer BBQ
Our Annual Summer BBQ is a fun social event for our members with the purpose of raising funds for the Mohawk College Bursary Program. Our recent BBQ was well attended with over 100 members helping to raise $2,500.
The money raised will go towards assisting the most deserving graduates of the construction and renovation technician programs at Mohawk College in order to help students launch their own construction or renovation company.
Annual Golf Tournament
The WE HBA Annual Golf Tournament is a popular event that raises funds for the Presidential Charity of Choice.
For 2015, members helped raise funds for the year’s charity of choice, The Good Shephard.
Close to 200 people attended the event enjoying the beautiful weather and a round of golf, along with fantastic prizes.
Mohawk College Bursary Award
Each year, the WE HBA awards a bursary to a deserving Mohawk College student. The funds are aimed at assisting the most deserving graduates of the construction and renovation technician programs to launch their own construction or renovation company.
Habitat for Humanity – Burton Street Build
In 2015, our U40 Young Professionals will raise funds to carry out a team build day for the Hamilton chapter of Habitat for Humanity, raising a minimum of $5000 towards this great cause, and a previous Presidential Charity of Choice.