How are we making a difference?
A social enterprise is a mission driven business whether For-Profit OR Not-For-Profit. They use business as a tool for good and typically have a triple bottom line that includes People, Planet and Profit. Profits are reinvested into the mission and the organization’s social programs.
Social Enterprises use entrepreneurial methods to solve complex social issues. Social Enterprises see problems as opportunities and are leading the way in large scale change making.
Community Builders and Redwood Park Communities have partnered together to launch a new housing initiative to provide safe and affordable housing for low-income individuals and families, by installing second suites in the homes of proactive property owners like you.
With an affordable housing crisis across our County we are looking to Homeowners like you to be part of the solution.
We also renovate, clean and maintain social housing units in our area that give tenants dignified and hopeful spaces for themselves and their families.
Training and Employment
Construction Trainee Program (CTP)
Community Builders Construction Trainee Program is connecting the people who most need the work with the work that most needs to be done.
We offer a 16 week paid program for people with barriers to employment that is designed as a pre-employment training and focuses on giving its participants the tools they need to succeed. They are taught employment readiness skills, life skills and most importantly get real on the job construction training in a supportive and supervised environment. Most of the work they will do is in creating and maintaining affordable and social housing.
Trainees will receive a personal case manager who will work WITH them to create an individualized employment plan and pathways that will lead them to a prosperous career in the trades of their interest. The case manager can also help to identify and support them through any barriers that could hinder their training or employment such as transportation, mental health, housing or food security.
We work with our employer partners to transition trainees into careers in their companies making it easy for employers to have access to enthusiastic employment ready people.
Your Best Self
Your Best Self is a FREE series of life skills courses offered to our community.
We cover topics such as Life Management, Money Management and Healthy Living.
We also offer FREE Rent Smart Certification and Budgeting Tools.
Your Best Self is a series of topics delivered by Community Builders and many of our Partners and Supporters. It is for the community by the community and designed to give anyone the tools they need to begin living their Best Life!
For more information please contact Shawna at email@example.com
!COVID 19! – This program is currently on hold due to Covid 19
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“I trust Community Builders for my renovation projects because I know I can count on their quality, service and professionalism. Let’s face it, no property owner enjoys spending money. But when I hire Community Builders, I know I’m paying fair market prices for services I need, while also giving back to the community I love.”
“I am so thrilled to have worked with Community Builders over the last year to create this one of a kind home in Barrie. This house was designed, planned, executed, and delivered almost entirely on time despite the pandemic by Community Builders and we could not have been more pleased with the work they did.”
“Working with Community Builders was an incredibly positive experience! The renovation was done on time and within the cost estimate. I had such a great time working with them, I left my job to join their team! I love knowing my Second Suite is helping to add affordable housing to the community”
“I’ve only been here an hour, and it already feels like home”