Genworth Canada Launches 7th Annual Meaning of Home Contest
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Starting today, students in grades 4, 5
and 6 can help raise money for Habitat for Humanity Canada (Habitat)
through the simple art of writing. The Meaning of Home contest, which
has raised more than $570,000 for Habitat, invites students coast to
coast to submit a written essay on what home means to them.
Top prize is a $60,000 grant from Genworth Canada to the winner's local
Habitat affiliate. Additionally, for each entry submitted, Genworth
Canada will donate $5 to Habitat. This year, television personality
Scott McGillivray, another strong supporter of Habitat, joins the
Genworth Canada final judging panel to help pick the winner.
"While our support for Habitat extends far beyond The Meaning of Home,
this contest is the highlight of our partnership and something we are
extremely proud of," said Linda Belanger, Community Relations Leader
with Genworth Canada. "Since launching in 2007, our employees have read
more than 15,000 entries and we never cease to be amazed by the
inspiring and thoughtful words of these young authors."
Genworth Canada has redesigned the contest website for a more dynamic
experience, including a map that tracks entries by region. Help put
your province or territory on the map by encouraging your students or
children to participate. Genworth Canada is hoping to beat last year's
record number of 5,000 entries.
"The Meaning of Home contest does more than provide financial support to
build Habitat homes," said Kevin Marshman, President and CEO of Habitat
for Humanity Canada. "By empowering children to make a difference in
their communities, this contest is helping us raise awareness among
today's youth of the importance of having a safe place to call home."
To submit an entry or find out more about the contest and great prizes,
including how to submit a separate video entry, visit www.meaningofhome.ca.
The contest winner and runner-ups will be announced in January 2014.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit
organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and
decent place to live. With the help of over 63,000 volunteers every
year and 69 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, its mission is
to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable
housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the cycle of
poverty in Canada and around the world. For more information, please
About Genworth Canada
Genworth MI Canada Inc. (TSX: MIC) through its subsidiary, Genworth
Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada (Genworth Canada), is the
largest private residential mortgage insurer in Canada. The Company
provides mortgage default insurance to Canadian residential mortgage
lenders, making homeownership more accessible to first-time homebuyers.
Genworth Canada differentiates itself through customer service
excellence, innovative processing technology and a robust risk
management framework. For almost two decades, Genworth Canada has
supported the housing market by providing thought leadership and a
focus on the safety and soundness of the mortgage finance system. As at
June 30, 2013, Genworth Canada had $5.6 billion total assets and $3.0
billion shareholders' equity. Find out more at www.genworth.ca.
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SOURCE: Genworth Canada
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For additional information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
905.287.5520 or Lisa.Azzuolo@genworth.com