Calling Grade 4, 5 and 6 Students across Canada to Make a Difference

Calling Grade 4, 5 and 6 Students across Canada to Make a Difference 
Genworth Canada Launches 7(th) 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 
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 visit 
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

SOURCE  Genworth Canada 
For additional information or to arrange interviews, please contact: 
Lisa Azzuolo Genworth Canada 905.287.5520 
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