The mission of The Holmes Foundation is to ensure that all residential renovation and construction in Canada is done right–the first time.
The Holmes Foundation will do this by partnering with schools, businesses and governments to raise the profile and reputation of all skilled trades in Canada, using Mike Holmes' reputation to encourage young people to pursue careers in the skilled trades and to encourage employers to hire them. In addition, The Holmes Foundation will provide information on careers in the building trades and will offer scholarships and bursaries to students pursuing training in these trades.
The Holmes Foundation is a charitable foundation that supports the training of youth in the skilled trades, through apprenticeships, scholarships and bursaries. In Canada there is a desperate --and growing--shortage of skilled workers, and unless youth are encouraged to enter this employment field, all homeowners are making themselves increasingly vulnerable to unscrupulous contractors in the future. Spending on home renovations in Canada has exceeded $2.5 billion per month, and 65% of Canadian homeowners plan to renovate their homes in next 12 months. But without skilled trades people to supply this demand there will be long waits for help and plenty of incentive for incompetent and unethical contractors to stay in business.