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HFHN appoints new CEO



Cobourg, ON – Habitat for Humanity Northumberland (HFHN) is pleased to announce that Cathy Borowec has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Borowec, who started her journey with Habitat for Humanity at the Northumberland affiliate in 2001, will once again take the reigns as it enters it’s 26th year.


The Board of Directors is excited for the return of Borowec, who brings over 20 years of Habitat leadership experience to the role. At HFHN she was the first staff person hired and under her direction Habitat moved out to serve families in different areas of the County and opened the ReStore. In her eight years here, she led with innovation and established the first Habitat renovation program in the country.


After leaving the post in 2009, Borowec became Director of Affiliate Relations at Habitat Canada where she was responsible for fostering strong relationships with local Habitats across the country and helping them to increase their capacity. Her visits to the

many areas within Canada where Habitat works has given her a unique perspective on housing needs.


In 2018, Borowec returned to a local Habitat as CEO with Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region (HKLR). In the past five years, she has worked collaboratively with Northumberland, creating partnerships for sharing services and resources. Building on relationships in Kingston, she spearheaded a project that will, in time, create more than 60 housing units in a diverse neighbourhood with a mix of built-form and affordability.


Borowec will officially join the team on January 1st, 2024. With the heightened urgency to create and maintain affordable housing in this current crisis, the Board of Directors at HFHN believes that Borowec is uniquely suited to steer the affiliate in along its path and continue work on the exciting projects that are underway.


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