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. 

Charities for 2019-20

Covenant House 

Vancouver

Covenant House is dedicated to serving all youth with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.

Fundraising  to allow more youth to stay in Covenant House's 59-bed short-term Residential Crisis Shelter Program. More than 230 youth were turned away last year.

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Safe Choice Transition House

Coquitlam

Safe Choice is a second stage transition home and provides supportive temporary housing to facilitate security, independence, and personal growth for women and children who have experienced violence. 

Fundraising for a safe and secured outdoor playground and garden for children who are often confined due to security concerns, and to expand the lending library for parents and children.

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YWCA Crabtree Corner

Downtown Eastside, Vancouver

From transitional housing for expecting and new mothers with substance use issues to child care, parenting programs, a community kitchen and violence prevention, Crabtree meets women and families where they’re at, providing them with the support to move forward in life..

Fundraising for the upkeep of the housing and gardens used by mothers and their children.

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Charity criteria

The charities must be:   

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