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Meaning of Home Contest

The Meaning of Home contest, which runs from January 7, 2019 to February 18, 2019, invites Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them for a chance to direct $25,000 grant to a local Habitat for Humanity build of their choice. Since 2007, over 50,000 students have participated in the Meaning of Home contest. Thanks to their inspiring words, and Genworth Canada’s generous support, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.

The Meaning of Home contest offers a unique and meaningful way to get your child involved in the creative writing process. The goal is to teach children about the importance of giving back to the community and foster their active participation as world citizens.

October 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019: Sign-up to receive more information and contest updates
January 7, 2019: Contest opens for submissions
February 18, 2019: Contest closes
February 19 – March 28, 2019: Judging of all entries
April 2019: Winners are announced

Each grade will have a grand prize winner and three runners-up for a total of 12 prizes.

Grand Prize Winner (three total, one per grade) – $25,000
Each grade winner of the Meaning of Home contest will receive a $25,000 grant to direct to a local Habitat build of their choice. Additional prizes include an iPad and class pizza party.

3 Runner-up Prizes (nine total, three per grade) – $5,000
Three contest runners-up per grade will each receive a $5,000 grant towards a Habitat build project of their choice. Additional prizes include an electronic tablet and class pizza party.

And $10 per essay will be generously donated by the contest’s founding sponsor, Genworth Canada to your local Habitat for Humanity for every contest entry submitted from within their region!

That means that your child’s participation is helping Canadian families access safe, decent and affordable homes that they pay for with a no down payment, interest-free affordable mortgage.

While the contest is free to enter, if you would like to match the $10 donation to Habitat as a result of your child’s essay entry, you can do so by visiting habitat.ca/supportstudent from October 29, 2018 to February 18, 2019. All donations go back to your local Habitat to help them build more homes for more families in our community.

Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon
320-21st Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7M 4E6
Phone: 306-343-7772 | Fax: 306-343-7801

Sask Families Photo Contest

2018 Saskatchewan Families Photo Contest

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a non-profit organization with a focus on reducing the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. We are committed to working collaboratively to promote primary prevention throughout the province. We share evidence-based information through print and web-based resources. We provide education and training on all of our areas of focus.

Our programs and areas of focus include: Child Injury Prevention, Child Traffic Safety, Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), Early Childhood Mental Health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention, Youth Action for Prevention, Maternal and Infant Health, Nobody’s Perfect Parenting, and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

As part of our ongoing education and resource creation, we are holding a 2018 Saskatchewan Families Photo Contest!

The purpose of the photo contest is to create a calendar that represents a diverse group of families from Saskatchewan and provide us with photos to use in our future resources. Your participation in this contest is greatly appreciated and is free to enter. Please go to https://skprevention.ca/welcome-to-the-2018-saskatchewan-families-photo-contest/ for more information and to upload your photos today.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
1319 Colony Street, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2ZX1
Bus. (306) 651-4303

Our Goal is Healthy Children

2016 Nature Photo Contest

Get your cameras ready… Nature Canada is happy to announce the launch of its 2016 Photo Contest!

Last year’s Nature Photo Contest was a huge hit. We received over 6,000 entries and the top photos were featured in our Nature Calendar!

Starting May 24th and running until August 14th, we will be accepting photo entries which capture the beauty of Canadian nature all around us. Special prizes from our generous supporters are available for the winners who will be announced.

In case you were looking for inspiration, we’ve created a variety of themes into which you can submit your photo(s)!

Canadian Wildlife
Canadian Landscape
Fauna & Flora
Nature Nearby
Nature in Action
Families in Nature

There will be Early Bird draws, so get your submissions in early!

It is our hope that by spending time in nature you will experience and learn about the natural beauty our country has to offer. So get up, get outside, and enjoy the great outdoors! – See more at: http://naturecanada.ca/2016-photo-contest/?platform=hootsuite#sthash.rGTY0CiY.dpuf

Imagine Culture Photo Contest

This year’s theme: Cultures within us and around us.

Snap a photo that explores the cultural traditions in your family, school, or community. Tell us your image’s story in a short caption (200 words max). Think about your favourite food, a treasured object, a family photo album, buildings in your neighbourhood, local festivals, or even just look in the mirror – what stories of cultural heritage are told by these people, places and things?

Think about the following:
– How do we express culture in our daily lives here in Canada?
– Have you shared in someone else’s culture or traditions? Tell us about that experience.
– Is there an immigration story in your family, amongst your friends, or in your community that you can share?
– Canada has been a place where different cultures have come together for hundreds of years. Is there a historical cultural moment you can share?
– Why should we try to learn about cultures different than our own? How can it help us fight racism and discrimination? Is there an example you can share from your community?

What do we accept?
– Original photography accompanied by a 200-word caption (max.) in English or French
– For elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 6), we accept poster or photo submissions.

What’s the deadline?
Contest entries will be accepted online from December 3, 2015 at 12:00:01 AM (ET) to March 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time).

Who can enter?
– Elementary groups (Grades K to 6):
– Intermediate students (Grades 7 to 9, sec. I to III in QC):
– Senior students (Grades 10 to 12, sec. IV to V in QC)
– Young Adults (ages 18 to 29, non-students and students alike)


A storytelling initiative of Historica Canada, Passages Canada volunteers share their personal accounts of cultural identity and heritage on-line in our multimedia Story Archive and in person with schools and community groups.

Since 2002, over 900 speakers have created dialogue on Canada’s rich diversity with over 250,000 youth and adults, as we continue to build understanding and respect for Canada’s shared history and values.

‘Go Wild’ with WWF-Canada this Spring!

This spring WWF-Canada wants you to join us and Go Wild. From March 5 to April 15, tell us how you will get people in your community more involved to help nature thrive and we’ll support the top five ideas with up to $1,000 each!

We are looking for ideas that will help you rejuvenate the experience of nature in your community – that bring people together to make a difference. Whether your idea involves planting or protecting, counting or training, celebrating or solving, leading or inviting, we want to hear from you!

Here are some fun ideas from WWF staff to get your creative juices flowing:

“To get my friends engaged in the watershed they live in, I’d like to take them fishing in the Rouge River, near Toronto’s downtown. There’s an impressive diversity of native fish species in this urban river. While we’re at it, I’ll ask them to help me take some water and bug samples to include in WWF’s Freshwater Health Assessment!”
– James Snider, Acting Freshwater Director, WWF-Canada

“People in Vancouver are always surprised to hear that one of the significant threats to whales in the Salish Sea is underwater noise from passing ships and boats. I’d like to set up an underwater microphone in the habitat of endangered orcas that is linked to a public institution to broadcast underwater sounds live. This would allow the public to appreciate how orcas communicate and how noise pollution affects them, and encourage them to think more about ways to help the whales in our region.”
– Hussein Alidina, Senior Officer, Marine Planning, WWF-Canada.

Why Go Wild?

Nature isn’t only a far-off place or pristine wilderness. Thinking of nature as something that is “over there” makes it easy to ignore in our daily actions and decisions. But, experiencing nature doesn’t necessarily require a long car ride or a map or the right gear.

Nature is something you experience and benefit from every day. It’s our backyards, gardens and ravines. It’s our rivers, lakes and oceans. It’s our fresh air and clean water, our parks, both big and small. Nature is on your doorstep, no matter where you live, and it provides you with unlimited benefits that are essential for a healthy life. And the more we get involved with nature, the more we understand how it needs our help.

We invite you to open the door to a little more nature in your life and tell us your great idea to help nature thrive in your community.

When Canadians Go Wild and experience nature and conservation within their community, their impact grows beyond their single act. It grows the presence of nature in their community and it inspires a deeper connection to nature that colours future actions and decisions, keeping nature and its value top of mind.

See website for more information.