In 2009, the REALTORS Care® Shelter Drive was created to help raise funds for housing-related charities within our Board area.

Each year up to three such charities are selected, based on suggestions from REALTORS®, for the Shelter Drive to help support.  

Our belief is that a little helps a lot. Each donation, small or large, matters!


Charities for 2015-16 


Aunt Leah's Place

New Westminster

Helps teen mothers and kids in foster care (who have aged out of government care) achieve a better future by providing supported housing, job training and coaching in essential skills.

Fundraising for: the replacement of the 25 year old roof of the home for mums and their babies.




Cythera Transition House

Maple Ridge

Supports women and children in ending violence and abuse in their relationships and promotes equality for women. Shelter, advocacy, counselling and education is provided to help them build a more secure life.

Fundraising for: child and youth counselling to help them build positive relationship skills in a bid to stop abusive behaviour being passed along to future generations.




Yew Transition House


Helps women and children who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing violence with shelter, information and support.

Fundraising for: urgent repair and maintanance of the House, including sections of the essential security fence.


Charity criteria

The charities must be:   

  • based in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver area (see Your Community)
  • housing-related, including shelters, transition houses, and affordable housing initiatives
  • registered with the federal government