Grade 5 Winnipeg Student wins $10,000 Grant in the Meaning of Home Contest for Habitat Manitoba

Over 13,000 students across Canada entered this year’s Meaning of Home contest in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada and the results are in…..we are so proud to share that Ada L., a Grade 5 student from Winnipeg has been announced as a runner up!

Congratulations Ada! Her beautiful writing submission (see below) means Habitat Manitoba will receive a $10,000 grant that will go towards helping low income families build a better life through affordable homeownership. Ada will also receive a tablet and a pizza party for her class!

I think that home is a word that cannot be contained in four walls. It is a mix of love, and a cozy space that you can be yourself in. Home is a space that you can feel safe in, loved and protected. Home is somewhere close to family and friends.
Home is surrounded by people you love and people who love you. Home is more of a feeling than a house.

H stands for
Being happy
Staying healthy
And helping others less fortunate

O stands for
Being open and strong
Staying optimistic
And a place where you know it is going to be okay

M stands for
Happy goodnights and mornings
Knowing you matter always
And amazing memories you can share with friends and family.

E stands for
Being there for each other
The emotions you feel when you are together
And the exciting life you will live together

Home… such a small word with a much bigger meaning than it seems.

To read all the winning submissions, visit
Also a big thank you Sagen!

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