This year’s contest will open on October 1, 2014.
Please check back at a later time for more information.
1st Place Winner: Arvin, Grade 6, Oakville, ON

The Meaning of Home contest invites Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written essay about what home means to them for a chance to direct $60,000 to a Habitat for Humanity build of their choice in Canada and receive a pizza party for their entire school.

Arvin’s essay was chosen among more than 7,000 entries from all parts of Canada. Read Arvin’s full entry here.

every entry can make a difference
TV Celebrity Scott McGillivray

is a contest judge!

Scott McGillivray is a real estate investor, contractor, television personality, and educator. He is currently the Host and Executive Producer of HGTV’s hit series Income Property, and has appeared on various other HGTV programs.

Engaging the Community

Genworth Canada was pleased to participate in a new illustration assignment for the Digital Media and Creative Arts students at Sheridan College in Oakville during the Winter 2014 semester. Two classes, taught by Elaine Brodie, were tasked with an illustration assignment inspired by the winning stories from Genworth Canada’s 2013 Meaning of Home Contest. In consultation with Genworth Canada, 11 assignments showcased below were selected as best of class and recognized for their outstanding efforts in various design styles and methods. One student, Nicole Howard, was later hired by Genworth Canada as a freelance illustrator to design the 2013 winning entry by Arvin Bal – “Happy Homes for Everyone”. A copy of that version is shown here and print copies are available upon request. An illustrated book will be added to the list of prizes the winner receives for the 2014 contest. We thank all the students at Sheridan College who worked on the 2013 assignment, and look forward to working together again on our upcoming Meaning of Home contest.