meaning of home

Parents and teachers! The Meaning of Home contest is a unique and meaningful way to get your children involved in creative writing and giving back in their community.

Visit the national Meaning of Home campaign website to learn more 

Habitat for Humanity Canada announced the winners in the Meaning of Home national writing contest. The Grade 5 grand prize winner is Harleen S. (Winnipeg), for her entry: “Home, a Place for Love and Laughter”. Harleen’s grant of $30,000 will benefit Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.

Harleen joins other Winnipeg students who won a $10,000 grant for their Meaning of Home entries, including Grade 4 student, runner up Simon A., “Meaning of Home”, and Grade 6 runner up Armeen A., “In My Baba’s Arms”.

Since 2007, the Meaning of Home contest shares what home means to students in Grades 4, 5 and 6. This year, three grand prize winners and nine runners-up have joined over 12,000 students across Canada to raise $302,000 for Habitat for Humanity organizations across Canada through their entries. Three grand prize winners won a $30,000 grant to their local Habitat for Humanity organization. Runners-up have won a $10,000 grant for their local Habitat. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who entered and earned a $10 donation to their local Habitat for Humanity with their submission. There were a total of 2,710 entries from students across Manitoba!