The Meaning of Home

Posted: 26-Oct-2021
A young boy smiling in front of a blue house.

The Meaning of Home writing contest is back! Starting in January, we’re asking students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 what home means to them for the chance to win a $30,000 grant for Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region! That’s not all — the grand prize winners will also receive an iPad and a pizza party for their class. Runners-up will each receive an electronic tablet and a class pizza party. PLUS, for every entry, $10 will be donated to your local Habitat! For more details, visit

Did you know that a runner-up in the 2020 Meaning of Home writing contest was from Peterborough? Early last year, grade 6 student, Siena, won $10,000 to support Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region’s building of 41 decent, affordable condos in Peterborough.

“What does home mean to me? Home to me is a place where I can relax, laugh, cry and be myself. At home I don’t need to act like someone or something I’m not. Home is a place where I can be myself and feel good about it. And most importantly feel safe.” You can read more of Siena’s winning entry by clicking here.

For more info on the Meaning of Home contest in the Peterborough and Kawartha Region, please email