HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA LAUNCHES CANADA BUILDS, A NEW WAY FOR CANADIANS TO VOLUNTEER AND SUPPORT HABITAT PROJECTS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA LAUNCHES CANADA BUILDS, A NEW WAY FOR CANADIANS TO
VOLUNTEER AND SUPPORT HABITAT PROJECTS NATIONWIDE

CALGARY, Alberta, May 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Habitat for Humanity
Canada launched an entirely new way for Canadians to engage in the mission of
Habitat, travel, and give back to Canadian communities. Through Canada Builds,
Habitat for Humanity Canada will send teams of volunteers to a variety of
locations nationwide to support the construction of Habitat homes.

"Since 2006, we've had the tremendous support of thousands of Canadians who
have travelled abroad through Habitat for Humanity Global Village to play an
essential role in the completion of Habitat projects internationally," said
Rick Tait, senior director of Global Village at Habitat for Humanity Canada.
"But many communities in Canada could also benefit from this type of support –
places that have a limited build season due to short summers, disaster
stricken areas, and rural communities that might not have the volunteer base
required to complete Habitat projects as quickly as otherwise possible.
Working with likeminded Canadians, Canada Builds seeks to provide this
support."

With upcoming Canada Builds trips announced to Whitehorse, communities of
Prince Edward Island and Slave Lake, Alberta, which was ravaged by wildfire in
2011, Habitat for Humanity Canada launched the program today on a build in
Calgary, chosen due to the extensive damage to homes caused by flooding last
June. The volunteer team, which will be working on the Habitat project until
Thursday, is comprised of employees from Canada Builds' founding partner,
Genworth Canada. The team includes Genworth employees who traveled from the
Greater Toronto Area as well as local representatives, all committed to
helping alleviate the even greater need for affordable housing present in
Calgary today.

"Genworth Canada has been a longstanding partner of Habitat and has been
essential to the launch of Canada Builds by providing multi-year financial
support, giving Canadians a whole new way to engage in the mission of Habitat
while building meaningful connections and strengthening communities," said
Tait.

"Bringing the concept of Habitat's Global Village program to Canada is a
venture we strongly believe in and we look forward to working with Habitat to
make affordable homeownership a reality for more Canadians," said Debbie
McPherson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Genworth Canada.
"This initiative will also provide unique opportunities for our employees to
experience the impact such builds can have not only on one Canadian family,
but on an entire community."

In addition to Canada Builds, Genworth Canada has provided over $2.7 million
to the work of Habitat for Humanity Canada since 2000 to support the
construction of safe, decent and affordable homes both domestically and
internationally.

Canada Builds trips are open to anyone 16 or older who is willing to work hard
for a Canadian family in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter. For more
information, please visit www.habitat.ca/canadabuilds.

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 65
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 visit www.habitat.ca.

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 March 31, 2014,
Genworth Canada, had $5.5 billion total assets and $3.2 billion shareholders'
equity. Find out more at www.genworth.ca.

CONTACT: Antonietta Mirabelli
         VP, Marketing & Communications
         Habitat for Humanity Canada
         (416) 644-0988 x385
         amirabelli@habitat.ca
 
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