Step Up Community Build Program

Know a kid facing a challenge who could benefit from a free renovation?

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What is Horizon’s Step Up Program?

Step Up is Horizon Pacific Contracting’s way of giving back to the community in a very personalized way. We’re helping youth and families in the community by using our building expertise to make a difference at home. That’s why we’re offering renovations at no cost to families where an aspect of their living environment is adding to their challenges. Horizon is able to offer this level of support as a result of partnerships with a number of companies in the construction industry. Find out who helped us.

What kind of renovation and for whom?

Youth 16 and under facing difficulties in their lives such as mobility, health, or mental health are eligible to apply. Project selection is determined by how much of a difference the renovation will make in the day to day life of the applicant. Anything that removes barriers to success for applicant families (including foster families) living in greater Victoria will be considered.

Some examples:

  • A new ramp and wider entranceway to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aid
  • Adding a curbless shower, lower counters, and new toilet to make a bathroom more accessible
  • Designing and building a quiet room for an autistic child or remodeling a space to better meet the needs of someone with ADHD
  • Transforming space into a new bedroom or bathroom for a new member of a foster family or to accommodate changing family needs
  • Revising the living space so family members can better spend quality time together such as dividing a room to create a bedroom

If you are unsure whether you qualify email us. Or apply online. We are flexible and want to hear from families about their needs. Get more details here.

Why did Horizon create Step Up?

While there is a great deal of support for youth available in our community, there wasn’t a program designed to specifically address challenges in the home environment. Because home is so important to a person’s success — and since building to meet specific needs is what we do best — we designed the Step Up program to address this need. Our goal is to augment the excellent work already taking place in our community. Please share this page and help spread the word.

How do I apply?

Before applying, read the complete program eligibility requirements. The application must be filled out by the youth or their parent/guardian.