What does home mean to you?
National Writing Contest for Grades 4, 5 and 6
The contest will return January 2024. Please check out our 2023 Winners page.
Entries by Province
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Read the illustrated storybook of Harleen’s poem!
$30,000 Grant + iPad + Pizza Party
$10,000 Grant + Tablet + Pizza Party
Each entry results in a $10 donation to a local Habitat
Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada through the Meaning of Home contest.
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.
One of my students who didn’t know she was a writer can now confidently say she is. She was a runner-up in the 2020 contest and was able to direct money to a Habitat for Humanity project in our community. This contest is one of a kind and changes so many lives.