Oct 15, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

  • 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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The Meaning of Home contest, which runs from January 3 to February 18, 2022, 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 win a $30,000 grant for their local Habitat for Humanity. Since 2007, over 80,000 students have participated in the Meaning of Home contest, raising over $1.7 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing. This would not be possible without these students’ inspiring words and the support of award sponsors Chapman’s Ice Cream and Urban Systems, judging sponsors Microban 24 and Face to Face games, and founding sponsor Sagen™ [1]. Sagen has volunteered hundreds of hours across Canada to support the Meaning of Home Contest through judging entries, worked in collaboration to develop marketing/entry materials, as well as continuing to fund multiple aspects of the program with dedicated relationship managers.

The Habitat for Humanity Canada Meaning of Home contest is a great way to:

  • Encourage independent and critical thought
  • Promote creative writing
  • Increase awareness around social issues
  • Promote community involvement


Contest timeline


October 12, 2021 to December 31, 2021 Promotion phase
January 3 to February 18, 2022 Entry phase
February 21 to March 30, 2022 Judging phase
May/June 2022 Public announcement of contest winners


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