Habitat For Humanity Waterloo Region Welcomes New CEO Philip Mills to the Team!The Board of Directors at Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (Habitat Waterloo Region) is pleased to announce Philip Mills will be joining the organization as Chief Executive Officer effective May 3, 2021.
“Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization with a rich history,” said Mills. "I am so excited to be joining this great organization. The work is so important and it is such a privilege to be a part of it."
Mills is a passionate, strategic leader and joins Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region as it is poised to increase its impact in the community. Mills comes to our organization from The Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region. His commitment to building community has been evident throughout his career, and he has strong organizational and change management skills.
“The Board of Directors is excited about the depth of experience and passion that Phil brings to our organization,” said Fiona Beardwood, Board Chair of Habitat Waterloo Region. "Phil is a dynamic and strategic leader who will help us to grow the number of families we can partner with in our community."
As Mills assumes the CEO role, the Board extends our sincerest thanks to our Interim CEO, Janine Armstrong. We greatly appreciate Janine assuming the interim role and leading the organization over the last few months, through a lockdown and another successful Key Day. We are very impressed by how much Janine and her team have accomplished with her leadership.
Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region has been building homes in Waterloo Region since 1988 and has provided a hand up to 145 families to date. Habitat Waterloo Region partner families help build their homes with volunteers from the community, and pay a mortgage geared to their income. As Habitat Waterloo Region homeowners pay off their mortgage, the money is used by Habitat Waterloo Region to build more homes for low-income families in the community. Habitat Waterloo Region also runs two ReStores in the region, which divert material from the landfill and sell donated items to cover Habitat Waterloo Region’s administrative costs so that all donations go directly to building homes.