Rio Ravas arrived in Canada from the Philippines and became a permanent Canadian resident in 2012. A father of three, Rio was involved in his community. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Philippines and was active in the local Filipino-Canadian Community. Rio was a pioneering member of the Couples for Christ Lloydminster Chapter. Through the HeadStart on a Home Program, partnering government initiative programs such as the Province of Saskatchewan’s Affordable Home Ownership Program (AHOP) and the  City of Lloydminster’s Community Housing Initiative Program (CHIP), and mortgage assistance provided by Synergy Credit Union, Rio and his family finally able to call a house their home.

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