Thursday, August 25, 2016, before several provincial, municipal, school and local officials at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre, was the official launch of the construction of the semi-detached house of the « Our House – Notre Maison » project.
The partners involved in this first-ever project in Quebec are the New Frontiers School Board/Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre, the Municipality of Ormstown, Habitat for Humanity Quebec, and ÉcoHabitation. The result will be a semi-detached home for two families in Ormstown, Quebec.
The home is being built in a modular fashion, on-site at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC). When ready, the modules will be transported to the build site and assembled by local contractors. CVCEC students will participate in all aspects of the build and the goal is to attain LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification for the home upon completion.
The two families, selected by Habitat for Humanity Quebec (registration process included) should be ready to move into their homes in July 2017.
For all the details on the Our House project and to follow its evolution, click here.
Were present, besides Messrs. David Daoust and Rob Buttars, respectively Chair of the Council of commissioners and Director General of the New Frontiers School Board:
Gentlemen Bob Campbell (President, Ormstown Legion), Jeremy Leduc (Priest Construction), Maxime Hémond (Habitat for Humanity, Quebec), Mike Reynolds (Ecohabitation), John Ryan (NFSB Vice-Chair of the Council of Commissioners) Christian Soucy (mayor of Ormstown), Jocelyne Madore (Director General of Ormstown), Stéphane Billette (Huntingdon MNA and Chief whip of the Government of Québec)