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Nissan Canada Foundation

July 04, 2017 14:39 ET

Nissan Canada Foundation to support Habitat for Humanity's 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - July 04, 2017) - Nissan Canada Foundation will be part of Habitat for Humanity Canada's biggest build project ever, the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Taking place in every province and territory across Canada, the Nissan Canada Foundation will support Habitat for Humanity in its goal to collectively build 150 homes to mark Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be visiting Canada from July 9-14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Habitat for Humanity Canada has a long history of creating affordable housing opportunities in the country. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages. Habitat's innovative approach helps working families on a new path to better, affordable living conditions that lead to improved health and stronger childhood development, as well as a decrease in reliance on food banks. Nissan Canada -- through the Nissan Canada Foundation -- will provide volunteer support and sponsorship at the "Silver" level for the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, marking 10 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity in Canada.

"Nissan Canada is committed to impacting the lives of deserving families and we support Habitat's important work because we believe that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live," said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. "We are thrilled that the Nissan Canada Foundation will be supporting the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Canada, and are grateful to be carrying out our corporate vision to enrich people's lives in a long-term and meaningful way."

In addition to supporting the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, the Nissan Canada Foundation is also working with Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga, and is a title home sponsor for a project in Malton, Ontario, where a complex of town homes will be built. The Foundation's donation of a new 2017 NV Passenger Van helped Habitat Halton-Mississauga to launch its 'Volunteer Shuttle Program'. This program will increase their ability to build homes by removing barriers for recruiting and welcoming more volunteers.

Since the Habitat for Humanity Canada partnership with the Nissan Canada Foundation began in 2008, nearly 1000 Nissan Canada Inc. and dealership staff have volunteered over 7,000 hours of time to help build 50 homes in cities across the country, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Saint John and Halifax. This contribution of time is over and above the more than $1-million the Nissan Canada Foundation has donated to Habitat for Humanity Canada and local Habitats across the country.

To donate or learn more about the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, please visit habitat.ca/150ReasonsToBuild.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 56 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About the Nissan Canada Foundation
Created in 1993, the Foundation aims to deliver on Nissan's corporate vision of enriching people's lives, by improving the quality of life in the communities in which Nissan operates. Aligned with Nissan's three chosen areas of focus; the environment, education and humanitarian relief, the Foundation establishes lasting partnerships ensuring its efforts lead to long-term tangible differences in people's lives. This approach has resulted in long-standing support for The Mississauga Food Bank, a local organization, as well as a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, formed in 2008. Equally passionate about Canada's future, the Foundation supports endowments, bursaries and in-kind donations. Today these have an estimated value of over two million dollars. The Foundation has provided financial assistance to these partners over the course of two decades, but it has also provided close to 9,000 hours of donated labour, realizing that the true value of these efforts is in the outcomes they have enabled. An understanding best achieved through personal involvement.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.INFINITIUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and INFINITINews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance -- a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI directly employs 306 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 194 independent Nissan dealerships, 41 INFINITI retailers and 45 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.INFINITI.ca.

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