About HABS

The Hands Across Borders Society (HABS) was established as a not-for-profit organization (NGO) in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1999.

Hands Across Borders Society’s mandate can be divided into four main purposes as outlined in our constitution:

  • To assist in alleviating poverty through Community Economic Development (CED) initiatives
  • To provide and advance education and health care
  • To create international links between Canada and the developing world
  • To involve and encourage active participation of youth

Our history & activities

Here’s a video that was uploaded by CIDA (The Canadian International Development Agency) that highlights some of the work being done at the JTTI.