Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 


Habitat for Humanity Northumberland is committed to promoting equity and diversity within all the communities where we build and all the places in which we work. Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, every person has the right to be free from harassment and discrimination.  


Our organization prohibits discrimination or harassment based on the following grounds, and any combination of these grounds: 

  • Age; 

  • Ancestry, colour, race; 

  • Citizenship; 

  • Ethnic origin; 

  • Place of origin; 

  • Creed; 

  • Disability; 

  • Family status; 

  • Marital status (including single status); 

  • Gender identity, gender expression; 

  • Receipt of public assistance (in housing only); 

  • Record of offences (in employment only); 

  • Sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding); and/or 

  • Sexual orientation. 


We are committed to developing a strategy that will address equity and diversity in all our workplaces and programs. Most importantly, the development of our strategy will ensure that we are actively listening to communities who experience barriers, discrimination, or harassment in our neighbourhoods and in our programs. We commit to learning from listening and working alongside our diverse community to identify, prevent, reduce and, when possible, remove barriers. We also commit to incorporating our learnings into our policies, procedures, and training for all those who participate in the Habitat programs in Northumberland County. 


We believe in respect, equity and dignity for all who come to Habitat for Humanity Northumberland.