Winners announced in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s 2021 Meaning of Home Contest
The Meaning of Home is an annual writing contest for students in grades four, five and six in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Each student entry earns a $10 donation to a local Habitat for Humanity. Canadian students are invited to submit a poem or essay explaining what the word “home” means to them. This creative and interactive contest helps young people reflect on what a home means to them and to others in their community.
Three grand prize winners are selected from each grade, winning a $30,000 grant each for their local Habitat for Humanity. Nine runners-up are also awarded a $10,000 grant each for their local organizations. This year’s contest raised a record $300,000, building homes for families in need of a safe and secure place to call home.
“Thank you to all the students across Canada who participated in this year’s contest. Your contributions resulted in a record $300,000 in funds raised for local Habitat for Humanity organizations,” says Thomas G. Wellner, President and CEO, Revera. “At Revera, we take the concept of home very seriously. We provide homes to thousands of Canadian seniors, and every day our team members work hard to create safe, welcoming and loving places to live. This year’s winning poems captured that spirit beautifully.”
Grand Prize Winners
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. Annika's winning entry is "What is Home."
Jake T. is the Grade 5 grand prize winner, from Montreal, Quebec. His $30,000 grant will go to Habitat for Humanity Quebec. Jake's illustrated book "Home: a small word with big meaning" is the winning entry.
Kara T. is the Grade 6 grand prize winner, from Orangeville, Ontario, whose $30,000 grant will help build homes with Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin. Her winning entry is "What home means to me."
“Our long term care homes and retirement residences are home to thriving communities of older adults,” says Wellner. “We’re proud to join Habitat for Humanity Canada in its mission to ensure everyone has a safe and welcoming place to call home.”
Together, Revera and Habitat for Humanity Canada are helping families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. To learn more about the Meaning of Home contest, visit meaningofhome.ca.
Revera is a leading Canadian-owned and -headquartered, owner, investor, developer and operator in the senior living sector. Through its portfolio of partnerships, Revera owns or operates more than 500 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom serving more than 55,000 seniors. The company offers seniors’ apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and long term care. With approximately 50,000 employees dedicated to providing exceptional care and service, Revera is helping seniors live life to the fullest. Through Age is More, Revera is committed to challenging ageism, the company’s social cause of choice. Find out more at ReveraLiving.com, Facebook.com/ReveraInc.
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