Share Your Story
Toronto Real Estate Board Members' Charitable Contributions Program
To help bring awareness to the charitable efforts of REALTORS® within local communities and abroad, TREB is asking REALTORS® to share their stories of Charitable Contributions.
TREB will promote the efforts of our REALTOR® Members in various TREB newspaper/magazine columns which includes the Toronto Sun, Toronto Star and Resale Homes and Condo Magazine, as well TREB’s various websites including its social media sites.
The Toronto Real Estate Board REALTOR®’s involvement and charitable efforts within local communities and abroad. That is why TREB felt is necessary to create a program that brings to light the extent of these efforts and the lives affected by the contributions.
Please read the eligibility criteria and application requirement to submit your story for a chance to have your story told.
TREB's Breakfast Program Volunteers Needed
TREB's Children's Breakfast Program in need of Volunteers. TREB's Children's Breakfast Program has grown from two schools in 2008 to include 16 schools within the GTA.
Volunteering is an activity you can share with family, friends, neighbours and clients; everyone is welcome to join our team! Please help us to provide a nutritious breakfast to children in our communities to ensure they begin each day ready and able to learn and succeed.
If you or someone you know is able to commit to one hour for one morning a week to assist with the Children’s Breakfast Program in any of the following participating schools, please contact Carolyn Griffis at 416-409-6221 to volunteer.
* Please note that volunteering for the Children’s Breakfast Program is available to high school students and counts towards the 40 volunteer hours required to graduate.
- Bellmere Junior Public School
- Blake Street Junior Public School
- Brock Public School
- Corvette Junior Public School
- D.A. Morrison Middle School
- Dixon Grove Junior Public School
- Duke of Connaught Public School
- Eastview Junior Public School
- First Nations Public School
- George Vanier Secondary School
- Lord Dufferin Public School
- Mason Road Junior Public School
- Nelson Mandela Park School
- Ryerson Community School
- Secord Elementary School
- Sprucecourt Public School
- Thorncliffe Park Public School
- Kingslake Public School
- Valley Park Middle School
- Woodbine Junior High School
Habitat for Humanity
Through various fundraising events, Toronto Real Estate Board Members have been able to raise money to make significant contributions to charities such as Habitat for Humanity GTA, resulting in the construction of a Habitat home for a family in need.
TREB builds Habitat Home
June 14, 2010 -- TREB has again joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Toronto to provide simple, decent and affordable housing for families currently living in substandard housing in the GTA. TREB is building one of 29 townhome units at 4572 Kingston Road in Scarborough. This site represents the 225th affordable home build by Habitat Toronto since 1988.
Recently, TREB President Tom Lebour was invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of this newest site and meet the TREB partner family selected by Habitat for Humanity Toronto as the new home owners of TREB's Habitat Home build.
The Matin Family of six was on site on June 8th to share in the shovel presentation at the groundbreaking. Merajuddin Matin is looking forward to moving his wife and four children into their new home upon completion. "Right now our life is very difficult" Merajuddin explains. "We're six people living in a small, two bedroom apartment. A new home means a brighter future for our children".
Since 2003, TREB has contributed to six other home builds with Habitat for Humanity Toronto, including a co-sponsorship home build with OREA in 2005 at Lakeshore Villages.
More about TREB and Habitat for Humanity.
- Habitat for Humanity Toronto Appreciation Book
- REALTORS® Offer Key to a Better Life
- It's Time To Lend a Helping Hand
- GTA REALTORS® Continue to Help Build Communities with Habitat for Humanity
- GTA REALTORS® Working with Elected Representatives to Create Affordable Housing
- Habitat for Humanity Build (video)
- Habitat for Humanity Build (photo slideshow)
2019 Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation Grants
Are you, or do you know, a shelter-related charity that could benefit from a grant?
Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation grant applications for 2019 are now available, and we encourage you to apply or to invite local shelter-based charities to submit an application to TREB, before the August 15, 2019 deadline, for TREB’s consideration of endorsement (see application process details below).*
ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
Only local, shelter-related charities are eligible for the grant. The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation defines shelter as:
"a refuge, haven or protection that provides or improves quality of life from hunger, the elements, physical/psychological abuse, disabilities and illness."
GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE
*You will notice on the application form that a date of September 30, 2019, is listed for a deadline. This is actually the deadline for TREB to send our recommended list of grant recipients to the Foundation. Please abide by the August 15, 2019 deadline for sending all charitable applications directly to TREB, for TREB’s consideration of endorsement.*
Please note that an endorsement letter from TREB is not sent ahead so that it can be included in your application. The endorsement process happens after we receive the application.
About the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation's Every REALTOR® Campaign
At TREB's May 2019 Spring Annual Meeting, GTA REALTORS® voted to participate in the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation's Every REALTOR® Campaign for the twelfth consecutive year by donating $1 per Member per month. A total of over $5 million has been donated to the campaign directed to shelter-based charities across the TREB Member area.
Watch this video for firsthand accounts of how TREB’s donations are making a difference for shelter-based charities in your local communities.