How can we help?

It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without a home – not having a warm bed to sleep in at night, or a roof over your head when it rains. Did you know that there are an estimated 1.3 million Canadian families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter right now? Some people have homes, but they are located in unsafe areas. Other people have homes, but must struggle to make ends meet; sometimes they cannot afford to pay for proper heating or food.

So how can you help? It’s simple: all you need is a pencil and paper. Write a composition, essay, or poem (accompanied with video if you’d like to do so) and tell us what home means to you. By entering the writing contest, you can win awesome prizes – like a new tablet!

The winner will also help give a family a new home through an organization called Habitat for Humanity Canada. Just imagine – a deserving family could get a home because of you.