school programs

middle years

We have some very exciting news to share today. The Meaning of Home results are in and the winners have been selected!

Thanks to your promotion of the Meaning of Home contest, over 12,000 students, their teachers, siblings and parents now understand the importance of safe, decent and affordable housing and the work Habitat is doing to help families across Canada realize the transformational benefits of affordable homeownership. Thanks to your efforts and the support of our generous sponsors $300,000 has been raised to support our homebuilding efforts.

We are extremely proud to announce that 2,526 students from Manitoba entered submissions this year! Here is a breakdown of the communities that participated and the number of entries:

Brandon Chapter
Carman-Dufferin Chapter
Dauphin Chapter
Gimli & District Chapter
Killarney Chapter
Portage la Prairie Chapter
Selkirk Chapter
Southeast Chapter
Springfield Chapter
Virden Chapter
Winkler-Morden Chapter


Congratulations to our Meaning of Home contest winners and the corresponding local affiliates receiving grants!

Annika K. from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the Grade 4 grand prize winner and her $30,000 grant will be going to Habitat for Humanity Manitoba. Click here to read her winning submission.

Jake T. is the Grade 5 grand prize winner, from Montreal, Quebec. His $30,000 grant will go to Habitat for Humanity Quebec. Click here to read his winning submission.

Kara T. is the Grade 6 grand prize winner, from Orangeville, Ontario, whose $30,000 grant will go to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin. Click here to read her winning submission.

Runners up Grade 4:
Alexandra R.
Habitat Vancouver Island North

Isla V.
Habitat Victoria

Mya W.
Habitat Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin

Runners up Grade 5:
Morgan J.
Habitat Greater Ottawa

Emma M.
Habitat Peterborough & Kawartha Region

Ella C-W.
Habitat Greater Ottawa

Runners up Grade 6:
Lacey C.
Habitat Newfoundland & Labrador

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

For more information about Meaning of home, click HERE

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, we would be happy to provide a speaker to meet with students who are interested in volunteering