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Important: The CARE Awards is the premier industry event celebrating Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction, managed solely by the Victoria Residential Builders Association. Companies claiming to have won a CARE Award may not be current members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association. Contact to verify membership or view our membership list at

2019 CARE Awards

2019 CARE Awards Call For Entry has been announced! See the criteria and entry forms here.

Entry deadline is Monday, June 17, 4:00 pm at the Victoria Residential Builders Association office, #1 – 3690 Carey Rd.

2019 CARE Awards Gala is Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

2019 CARE Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 CARE Awards

2018 CARE Awards magazine, published by the Times Colonist.

The 2018 Gold Award winners were announced!  Photos of the projects can be seen here.

Times Colonist Winners ad:

Times Colonist Winners ad

2018 CARE Awards Finalists have been announced! Watch for winners Sept 29 at Fairmont Empress Hotel. People’s Choice Award Contest starts Aug 27

All CARE Awards entrants must be members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association. Here’s why. 

Our sponsorship package is here. For more info on the CARE Awards showcasing Canada’s leaders in sustainable home design and construction, contact

2017 CARE Awards

VRBA has announced the Gold Winners for the 2017 CARE Awards! The news release is here.

Thank you to all of the entrants, judges and sponsors!

The CARE Awards event was Friday, September 29 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

VRBA appreciates the generous support of the following 2017 CARE Awards sponsors:

GOLD:            BC Housing; bClear Benefits; Built Green; Coast Capital Savings; FortisBC; Hourigan’s Flooring; McLaren Properties Ltd; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; Victoria Real Estate Board

SILVER:          Aviva/National Home Warranty

MEDIA:           CFAX; Times Colonist; Yellow Sheet Construction Data

BRONZE:       Trail Appliances

For more information, contact Debra Dahlgren, Manager of Administration and Events at

2016 CARE Awards

The 2016 CARE Awards Gold Winners have been announced – click here! 

Our winners announcement ad in the Times Colonist.


The 2016 CARE Awards Finalists have been announced – click here!

 The CARE Awards event is Saturday, October 1 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. All entrants must be VRBA members – here are the reasons.

If you have an interest in raising your business profile in partnership with the CARE Awards and Victoria Residential Builders Association, view these sponsorship opportunities and contact us. You will discover the CARE Awards is the premier industry awards program offering unmatched marketing value.

 2015 CARE Awards

 The 2015 CARE Awards winners have been announced. The news release is here.  Or read it online here at 

See the online version of the CARE Awards Supplement.

 News stories on the 2015 CARE Awards winners:

CARE Awards: Designed for the West Coast

A Spectacular Renovation Takes 5 Golds at the CARE Awards

Saanich Goes for Gold at the CARE Awards

West Shore Goes for Gold at the CARE Awards 

CARE Awards Announces West Coast’s Finest Homes

Oak Bay Heritage Reno is the ‘People’s Choice’

Our column in the Times Colonist – CARE Awards a Celebration of People

Times Colonist Homes Section – Care Awards Oct 24th 2015 Front Page & Care Awards Oct 24th E-6

Western Living Jan 2015 promotion of winners is here. 

View a larger version of the photo below here.



2015 CARE Awards Finalists

 The 2015 CARE Awards Finalists have been announced – click here for the list. The Finalists are also available at our news section here.


The CARE Awards event is Saturday, October 17 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Launching the evening is 2015 CARE Awards Chair Bill Patterson, Past President, VRBA.  Tickets are available by contacting

Sponsorship information is available here. Gold sponsorship includes one free membership in the Victoria Residential Builders Association.

For more information contact

Advice for consumers – before hiring an “award-winning” contractor, verify their VRBA membership.

Advice for industry – before joining an association, review their awards program, and the association’s commitment to standards, consumers and members.

The CARE Awards program is members-only for the protection of consumers. Here are some of the importance reasons.

The CARE Awards is the Gold Standard for the residential construction industry – accept no substitutes!

 2014 CARE Awards


Winners of the 2014 CARE Awards 

News Release – 2014 CARE Awards Showcase Finest West Coast Projects, People  

View all of the Gold and Silver Winners at  

2014 CARE Awards magazine featuring the Gold and Special Achievement winners is now available online here.

View the initial photos here on Flickr  

Times Colonist – Styles that got the applause

Times Colonist – House Beautiful – Inspired building

Time Colonist  – House Beautiful – Lantzville house takes advantage of  fine views

Times Colonist – House Beautiful – Custom built for his own family 

Victoria News –  Vic High carpentry student honours with Care

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