Every year the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) designates the month of October as Renovation month across Canada. Renovation Month is a time for our industry to organize seminars and other events to help consumers understand what goes into a home renovation and what to look for when you are planning a renovation.
On Friday, October 4, CHBA – ER revealed the efforts of the Reno Month project completed for Kids Kottage Foundation.
The project involved refurbishing high-traffic areas of the facility including upgrades to the intake area, outdoor courtyard, and the snoezelen/staff room. While the courtyard gives children a space to play, the snoezelen room is a sensory-calming area with lights and soft toys designed to provide comfort and tranquility.
CHBA – ER President, Bryce Milliken, was on hand at the reveal, “The staff and volunteers at Kids Kottage Foundation are so passionate about what they do and the families they help so our goal with this renovation was for the children, families, and extremely hard-working staff to be positively impacted by this work,” said Bryce.
Kids Kottage Foundation provides families with a bridge from crisis to calm. They support families in crisis by providing safe shelter for children, a 24-Hour crisis telephone line, positive parenting education and in-home follow-up support. Kids Kottage works with parents to prevent child abuse and neglect and helps to strengthen and preserve families.
Thank you to all the volunteers involved with this year’s project. Whether it was a donation of supplies, labour, time, or a monetary contribution, the generosity of all those involved is greatly appreciated.
Special shoutout to Kendall Judd of Diamond Contracting, Ben Guittard of Benjamin Matthew Contracting, Doug Greenwood of Urban Timber Reclaimed Wood, and Cody Whyte of Moet Developments for all your hard work leading this project.