In summer 2018, LakeCity Works built a tiny house with the goal of increasing awareness around the lack of affordable housing in Nova Scotia and to expand its services to young people living with mental illness. Throughout its fundraising campaign and with the support of staff, students, volunteers, local businesses, sponsors and community partners,  the LakeCity Tiny Home traveled across the province and raised over $68,000 in support of services for youth living with mental illness.

On January 4th, 2019, our Tiny Home Lottery Draw was announced during a special livestreamed event, when a lucky local resident won our Tiny Home and second- and third-prize winners – who won a set of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics and a handmade wooden display cabinet– were also announced.

LakeCity sees the Tiny Home Lottery as an innovative way to raise funds for its operations, services and programs – all of which benefit Nova Scotians living with mental illness. As such, we want to keep advocating and raising awareness around the lack of affordable housing for persons with mental illness. Our Tiny Home serves a symbolic reminder that affordable housing is a complex socioeconomic issue that needs further dialogue, attention and action.

This summer, thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, our team of expert woodworkers will once again be working with youth to build a LakeCity Tiny Home. The corresponding lottery will serve as our annual fundraising event: throughout summer and fall 2019, we will sell lottery tickets to the public for a chance to win the Tiny Home, just as we did last year.

We look forward to building yet another meaningful project for the mental health community! For more information or to sponsor our 2019 LakeCity Tiny Home Lottery, please email us at


Recent photos of our TinyHome.

Congratulations to our 2019 TinyHome Lottery winners!

  • 1st Prize: David Paul from Halifax won a 8’ X 20’ Tiny Home.

  • 2nd Prize: Jack & Jackie Fauria from Dartmouth won a set of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics.

  • 3rd Prize: K. Lewis from Sackville won a handmade wooden display cabinet.

Thanks to everyone who supported our TinyHome Lottery!!!

Lottery Licence # AGD-103876-18
Lake City Employment Services Association Charitable Registration #88646 3496 RR0001

 Click here to see the lottery rules.


Our incredible students hard at work building the TinyHome.


Thank you to our sponsors!