Everyone Can Make A Difference.
TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Genworth Canada is calling upon young
students to help make the dream of homeownership possible for more
Canadian families in need.
On October 10, Genworth Canada launches its sixth annual Meaning of Home
Contest in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada. The contest invites
grade 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada to submit a written essay about
the meaning of home for a chance to direct $60,000 to a Habitat for
Humanity build of their choice in Canada and win a pizza party for
their entire school!
View the Meaning of Home video at www.youtube.com/meaningofhome to hear first-hand what this experience has meant for past
participants, organizers and supporters.
"All of us at Genworth Canada take great pride in our Meaning of Home
contest," says Brian Hurley, chairman and CEO of Genworth Canada. "It's
extremely gratifying to know we are not only helping inspire children
to write but we are also teaching them that every little gesture can
make a difference."
There are many more great prizes to be won, and for the second year in a
row, Genworth Canada is donating $5 to Habitat for each entry
According to Habitat there are currently more than 1.5 million Canadian
families without safe, decent and affordable housing. "Our
collaboration with Genworth Canada has been instrumental in helping our
affiliates throughout the country build more homes and help more
families achieve their dream of homeownership," said Stewart Hardacre,
president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. "So spread the word
and help us beat last year's record of 3,200 entries!"
For more information about the contest, visit www.meaningofhome.ca. The deadline for submissions is November 9 and the winner will be
announced in January 2013.
About Genworth Canada:
Genworth Canada is the brand name of Genworth Financial Mortgage
Insurance Company Canada, a subsidiary of Genworth MI Canada Inc.
(TSX:MIC), and has been the leading Canadian private residential
mortgage insurer since 1995. Known as "The Homeownership Company," it
provides default mortgage insurance to Canadian residential mortgage
lenders that enables low down payment borrowers to own a home more
affordably and stay in their homes during difficult financial times.
Genworth Canada combines technological and service excellence with risk
management expertise to deliver innovation to the mortgage marketplace.
As of June 30, 2012, Genworth Canada had $5.5 billion in total assets
and $2.8 billion in shareholders' equity. Based in Oakville, Ontario,
The Company employs approximately 260 people across Canada. Find out
more at www.genworth.ca.
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 50,000 volunteers every
year and 69 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, their 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
Video with caption: "Video: Genworth Canada's Meaning of Home Contest". Video available at: www.youtube.com/meaningofhome
SOURCE: Genworth Canada
For further information:
For additional information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
905.287.5520 or Lisa.Azzuolo@genworth.com