Genworth Canada awards the winning student a $50,000 donation towards a Habitat build of their choice, in addition to a $1000 donation to their school.  To help Habitat for Humanity provide opportunities for families in need of safe, decent housing, there are 10 second place grants of $5,000 toward their local Habitat. In addition, Genworth will make a $10 donation to local Habitats from coast to coast for every entry received.

Last year’s grade 5 winner, Bensen Wilmer, directed his winning charitable donation of $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity Iqaluit, where a Habitat home is currently being built. Future Habitat homeowners Tiivi and Caroline, who are also Inuit, will pay an affordable mortgage and volunteer 500 hours of their time as part of the program.

For more information on contest rules, or to submit an entry, visit www.meaningofhome.ca.  The contest winner and runners-up will be announced in February of 2018.