Meaning of Home quick facts:

  • Since inception in 2007, the Meaning of Home Contest has raised over $1 million in support of Habitat for Humanity in Canada
  • 50,000+ students from across Canada have participated in the contest
  • These funds have helped local Habitats in more than 30 communities across Canada for families in need of decent, affordable housing

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Sarah Anderson Austin
Senior Manager, Communications
Habitat for Humanity Canada
T: (416) 644-0988 x302

Press Releases

2018 – National Meaning of Home youth writing contest raises $170,000 for Habitat for Humanity
2017 – Students can help build more Habitat for Humanity homes through the Genworth Canada’s Meaning of Home writing contest
2017 – Eleven Year Old Bensen Wilmer Chosen Amongst 10,000 Entries as the Winner of Genworth Canada’s 10th Annual Meaning of Home Contest in Support of Habitat for Humanity Canada
2016 – Empowering Children to Build Stronger Communities across Canada
2015 – Students across Canada help build homes for families in need
2014 – Genworth Canada’s Meaning of Home Contest Receives Record Number of Entries, Raising over $120,000 for Habitat for Humanity Canada
2013 – Students across Canada Help Raise $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity
2012 – Power of Children. Power of Words. Power of Home.
2012 – 10-year-old wins national writing contest, directs $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity build
2010 – What Do Kids Love Most About Their Home?
2009 – Genworth Launches Meaning Of Home Contest With Habitat For Humanity
2009 – Grade six student uses words to build a home
2008 – Genworth Launches Meaning Of Home Contest With Habitat For Humanity
2008 – Grade Four Student Uses Words To Build a Home

Fact Sheets

Habitat for Humanity Canada Fact Sheet