The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation was established as the Canadian Real Estate Board Foundation - Ontario Fund in 1967 as part of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Foundation.
In 1978 the Foundation returned as a provincial organization -- named the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) Foundation.
For 21 years, from 1978 to 1999, grants were made to a variety of charitable organization across Ontario. In 1999 the decision was made to focus grant monies primarily to shelter-based charitable organizations.
In 2002 Foundation Board introduced the fellowship program, a special program to honour and acknowledge the contributions of REALTORS®, their families and friends who enable the good work of the Foundation.
Four years later the Foundation celebrated another exciting change. In 2006 the name of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) Foundation changed to the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation.
Since its original inception the Foundation has granted more than $3-million, on behalf of the Ontario REALTORS® to shelter-based organizations across the province.
How the Foundation is funded.
In 2004, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) Directors decided to fund all administrative costs. That means all donor dollars go directly to the shelter-related causes funded by the Foundation.
Foundation Directors truly appreciate the generosity and strong support of OREA.
Personal donations that generously support the Foundation are complimented by the Foundation's annual events - The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation "Jam with A Past President" event, the Every REALTOR® Campaign and the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation Motorcycle RIDE for Charity, which started in 2006, along with our Boards' fundraising initiatives.
These events raise thousands of dollars in support of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
Donations to the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation make a real difference, supporting people and communities, changing the lives of those who rely on organizations that offer warmth, comfort and safety.
For more information or to get involved in the Foundation, contact:
Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation
99 Duncan Mill Road
Don Mills, ON M3B1Z2
416-445-9910 ext. 377