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 2014-15



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 renovation of a transistion home in New Westminster to create extra space for up to four homeless mums and their babies. Donations to this project will be matched up to $25,000 by another donor.




Union Gospel Mission

Downtown Eastside

UGM is a non-profit, urban relief organization that provides hope for the hungry, hurting and homeless. It aims to ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside.

Fundraising for: The Sanctuary, a stable place for newly addiction-free mums and their newborns and other women working on their recovery.




YWCA Munroe House

Vancouver Westside

Canada's first second-stage transition house offers a secure and peaceful home with a range of integrated programs to assist women and their children as they prepare to start a new life, free of domestic violence.

Fundraising for: supporting the cost of physically maintaining Munroe House for the women and children who live there. 



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