As we are committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work, Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs.
Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 50,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised $38 million.
On an annual basis, we support approximately 200 local women’s shelters and 40-50 violence prevention programs through our national partnerships. Royal LePage agents donate a portion of their commissions to the Shelter Foundation and Royal LePage offices across Canada organize local fundraising events. Our brokers, agents and staff also volunteer and provide tangible gifts (e.g. clothing, toys, gift cards) to benefit the women and children staying in their local shelters.
All Royal LePage professionals are invited to support the Shelter Foundation by: organizing local fundraising events; providing Commission Donations and other financial support; participating in Shelter Foundation events and campaigns; and supporting fundraising activities taking place at Royal LePage meetings and conferences.
By supporting women’s shelters, we are ensuring that women and children have a safe place to go to escape domestic violence. With our national partners, we fund healthy relationship programs for youth and support programs that help women and children heal from their experiences of abuse and rebuild their lives.