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 2016-17 


Coast Mental Health - Forglen House


A community home where adults and seniors with severe and persistent mental illness live with staff support. It's home to 10 adult clients with chronic mental health issues, as well as some physical health concerns such as diabetes, pulmonary disease, and osteoporosis.

Fundraising for: construction of a gazebo to help extend clients’ time outdoors so they can benefit from more fresh air, sunlight, and the surrounding peaceful environment.




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: assistance with the costs of providing group counselling for women who are waiting for help.




Lookout Emergency Aid Society

North Vancouver

Offers short term emergency shelter beds and 25 transitional suites, and a variety of resources for the homeless on the North Shore.

Fundraising for: the replacement of the four wheelchair-accessible shower stalls.


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