Congratulations to our Meaning of Home contest Winners!

National Writing Contest
for Grades 4, 5 and 6

Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada through the Meaning of Home contest. The Meaning of Home contest is now closed.

Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada are invited to submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to them. It’s a great way for students to engage in an interactive and fun way, and it teaches youth the importance of safe, affordable housing. Each entry results in a $10 donation to a local Habitat and the winner in each grade gets to direct a $30,000 grant to a local Habitat build. Nine runners-up (3 per grade) will also get to direct a $10,000 grant towards a local Habitat build. Additional prizes include an iPad, and class pizza party for each of the grand prize winners. Sign up to be on the email list now!

Winners of the 2021 Meaning of Home contest

Kara Taylor

Grade 6 grand prize winner

Jake Todaro

Grade 5 grand prize winner

Annika Kroeker

Grade 4 grand prize winner

Kara Taylor is the Grade 6 grand prize winner, from Orangeville, Ontario. Her grant goes to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin.
Click here to read Kara’s winning poem: “What Home Means To Me”.
Jake Todaro is the Grade 5 grand prize winner, from Montréal, Quebec. His grant goes to Habitat for Humanity Quebec.
Click here to read Jake’s winning poem: “Home: a small word with big meaning”.
Annika Kroeker is the Grade 4 grand prize winner, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her grant goes to Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.
Click here to read Annika’s winning poem “What is home?”.

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