Habitat for Humanity is once again excited to be participating in the Meaning of Home contest, which runs from January 6, 2020 to February 21, 2020.
The contest invites Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or essay (in English or French) explaining what home means to them for a chance to direct a $30,000 grant to a local Habitat for Humanity build. There is no cost to enter. Since 2007, over 58,000 students have participated in the Meaning of Home contest. Thanks to their inspiring words, and the support of founding sponsor Genworth Canada and award sponsors Revera Inc. and The Silver Hotel Group, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1.5 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.
The Meaning of Home contest offers a unique and meaningful way to get students involved in the creative writing process. The goal is to teach students about the importance of giving back to the community and foster their active participation as world citizens.
Teachers who are interested in getting their classes involved are encouraged to sign up prior to January 6, 2020. Additionally, teachers have access to resources, such as an education module guide; contest poster; and word search.
To sign up and access resource materials, visit: https://meaningofhome.ca/teachers/
Parents can also encourage their children to participate in the contest independantly. Resource materials are also available by visiting: