“Home” can mean many things to many people.

Habitat for Humanity Canada (Habitat) and Genworth Canada are asking students in grade 4, 5 and 6 across Canada to tell us what “home” means to them by entering the Meaning of Home Contest.

By entering, students have the chance to make a difference in their community. Genworth Canada will donate $5.00 CAD to the Habitat affiliate closest to the entrant’s city of residence. Every participant also has a chance to win the top prize which consists of a $60,000 donation from Genworth Canada to the Habitat affiliate of their choice, as well as 5 runner-up prizes of $5000 donations to Habitat affiliates.

That’s not all! The winner also gets to host a pizza party for their entire school, and runners-up get a pizza party for their classroom, in addition to other great prizes.

The Genworth Canada 2014 Meaning of Home Contest is now closed.

Only the top 24 winners of the contest will be contacted by phone/email by January 2015. We wish to thank all schools and individual entrants for their participation. Winners will be officially announced on our website by January 2015.

every entry can make a difference
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.