meaning of home

Did you know the Meaning of Home writing contest is back? Starting January 9, we’re once again asking students in grades 4, 5 and 6 what home means to them and three students have a chance to win a $30,000 grant for Habitat Manitoba! Three runners-up per grade will receive a $10,000 grant for their local Habitat for Humanity, PLUS an electronic tablet and pizza party for their class. That’s not all — for every submission, $10 will also be donated to a local Habitat. Contest closes February 24, 2023 and winners will be announced in May.

Visit the national Meaning of Home campaign website to learn more meaningofhome.ca 


Please find the 2023 Meaning of Home Teacher’s Tool Kits in both English and French below:


Learn about Ada, a Grade 5 Winnipeg Student who was a runner up in last year’s contest here.

Please contact Vernelle Mirosh for more information or to provide feedback: [email protected] or (204) 235-2407.


high schools for habitat

If you are a high school teacher, we invite you to participate in our program. Students are invited to join us on the build site in groups of 10 with one teacher/supervisor. Students must be 16 years of age to be on the build site, and commit to one full day of volunteering. If you would like further information regarding registering your school to participate in a Build Day, please contact:
Kelly Kluger at 204-235-2401 or email [email protected] 

Mission Statement
To foster the social consciousness of high school students and their communities by developing an awareness of Habitat for Humanity and encouraging cooperative involvement through educational, volunteer and fundraising opportunities.

Vision Statement
To empower students with a sense of social responsibility and to build leadership skills.

Habitat for Humanity encourages students to:

  1. Learn – Become informed about Habitat for Humanity, the need for safe and affordable housing, and sustainable development.
  2. Act – Participate cooperatively in educational, volunteerism, and fundraising opportunities and become empowered to promote awareness in communities and address social justice issues.
  3. Build – Create better communities now and in the future

If you are interested in learning more about our High Schools for Habitat program, please contact Kelly Kluger at [email protected].