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Step Up Community Program Details & Criteria

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Is This Program for You?

If you are a parent with kids under 16 (including foster families) that is challenged by or could use an improvement in your home environment, we invite you to apply. The renovation will be done at no charge to you. Potential projects could range from a wheelchair ramp to improve accessibility to a room conversion to accommodate a new foster child, or anything inbetween.

The goal is to improve the at-home environment so youth and their families can focus on their future and reach their full potential.

Youth or a family member applying on behalf of a youth may apply using our online application form.

Program Criteria:

  • Applications for 2017 are now closed. Send your email and name to to be notified when the program opens in 2018.
  • The renovation directly benefits a youth under 16 or a family with kids under 16.
  • A tenant may apply to the program provided the building owner grants permission for the work to proceed.
  • The successful applicant will be required to sign a release form to allow Horizon Pacific Contracting to announce the winner on the website, social media, and to the press.
  • Images of the home and the family may be used on the Horizon Pacific Contracting website. The home’s address will not be published.
  • A visit to each finalist’s residence will be needed to determine the feasibility of the work requested.
  • The location of the residence must be within the Greater Victoria area (south of the Malahat, excluding the Gulf Islands).
  • Unsuccessful applicants may reapply for support in future years as long as they meet program criteria.


Horizon Pacific Contracting reserves the right to postpone selecting a successful applicant if no suitable applications are received. Applications are reviewed by an internal selection panel. Some applicants may be contacted to provide further details. Selections are final.

Application Guidelines:

  • Tell us who you are. What your dreams are, what you would like to do with your future.
  • Tell us how improvements to your current living situation will help you achieve your goals.
  • Tell us what renovation is needed to achieve your goals. Please be as specific as you can as this helps us determine the level of work needed. Don’t worry about describing the actual construction component. Focus on what the current situation is and what you would like the situation to be if you were selected.

Program Timeline:

April 30th – 2017 – Application Deadline – The last date for applications is Midnight on April 30th, 2017. Submissions will be closed and we will re-open submissions for next year’s Step Up Community Build Program at a later date.

May 1st – 2017 – Selection process – Beginning in May our selection team will be contacting finalists asking for further details and making house visits.

End of May – 2017 – Winner(s) Announced – At the end of May we will announce the selected winner(s) of the program.

Information Collection / Privacy:

E-mail Policy – We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law. We will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information about program updates for the Step Up Program. Horizon Pacific Contracting will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

CAN-SPAM Compliance – In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.

We hate SPAM too. Your email address and any other information will be kept private and not shared with third parties.