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Toronto Regional Real Estate Board Members' Charitable Contributions Program

To help bring awareness to the charitable efforts of REALTORS® within local communities and abroad, TRREB is asking REALTORS® to share with us their Charitable Contributions.


Our TRREB Members play an integral role in helping build the communities they live and work in.

And to demonstrate just how far our Members go to give back to the communities they serve, we would like to introduce our newest campaign: Work. Live. Give. – How TRREB Members Give Back.

One of our proudest contributions is to the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation. Each year, our TRREB Members donate $1 per Member per Month in support of shelter-based charities.

With our Work. Live. Give. – How TRREB Members Give Back campaign, we plan to feature many of the worthy causes that our TRREB Members’ charitable efforts contribute towards.

Our Members, and their efforts go far beyond our GTA borders, and do so much more than just provide shelter! Help us show everyone just how far!



TRREB wants to promote the charitable efforts and contribution of our REALTOR® Members in as many ways as possible. If you would like us to share your story, please read and complete the application requirements for your chance to have your story featured by TRREB.

Breakfast Program

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TREB's Breakfast Program Volunteers Needed
TREB's Children's Breakfast Program in need of Volunteers. TREB's Children's Breakfast Program has grown from two schools in 2008 to include 16 schools within the GTA.  

Volunteering is an activity you can share with family, friends, neighbours and clients; everyone is welcome to join our team!  Please help us to provide a nutritious breakfast to children in our communities to ensure they begin each day ready and able to learn and succeed. 

If you or someone you know is able to commit to one hour for one morning a week to assist with the Children’s Breakfast Program in any of the following participating schools, please contact Carolyn Griffis at 416-409-6221 to volunteer. 

* Please note that volunteering for the Children’s Breakfast Program is available to high school students and counts towards the 40 volunteer hours required to graduate. 

  • Bellmere Junior Public School
  • Blake Street Junior Public School
  • Brock Public School
  • Corvette Junior Public School
  • D.A. Morrison Middle School
  • Dixon Grove Junior Public School
  • Duke of Connaught Public School
  • Eastview Junior Public School
  • First Nations Public School
  • George Vanier Secondary School
  • Lord Dufferin Public School
  • Mason Road Junior Public School
  • Nelson Mandela Park School
  • Ryerson Community School
  • Secord Elementary School
  • Sprucecourt Public School
  • Thorncliffe Park Public School
  • Kingslake Public School
  • Valley Park Middle School
  • Woodbine Junior High School

Habitat for Humanity

Through various fundraising events, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board Members have been able to raise money to make significant contributions to charities such as Habitat for Humanity GTA, resulting in the construction of a Habitat home for a family in need.




TREB builds Habitat Home

June 14, 2010 -- TREB has again joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Toronto to provide simple, decent and affordable housing for families currently living in substandard housing in the GTA. TREB is building one of 29 townhome units at 4572 Kingston Road in Scarborough. This site represents the 225th affordable home build by Habitat Toronto since 1988.


Recently, TREB President Tom Lebour was invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of this newest site and meet the TREB partner family selected by Habitat for Humanity Toronto as the new home owners of TREB's Habitat Home build.

The Matin Family of six was on site on June 8th to share in the shovel presentation at the groundbreaking. Merajuddin Matin is looking forward to moving his wife and four children into their new home upon completion. "Right now our life is very difficult" Merajuddin explains. "We're six people living in a small, two bedroom apartment. A new home means a brighter future for our children".

Since 2003, TREB has contributed to six other home builds with Habitat for Humanity Toronto, including a co-sponsorship home build with OREA in 2005 at Lakeshore Villages.

More about TREB and Habitat for Humanity.

2019 Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation Grants

Are you, or do you know, a shelter-related charity that could benefit from a grant?

Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation grant applications for 2019 are now available, and we encourage you to apply or to invite local shelter-based charities to submit an application to TREB, before the August 15, 2019 deadline, for TREB’s consideration of endorsement (see application process details below).*



Only local, shelter-related charities are eligible for the grant. The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation defines shelter as:

"a refuge, haven or protection that provides or improves quality of life from hunger, the elements, physical/psychological abuse, disabilities and illness."



Grant application forms are available here.

Completed grant application packages (including all required supporting documentation) must be sent via email to Christine Shallhorn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than August 15, 2019.*

*You will notice on the application form that a date of September 30, 2019, is listed for a deadline. This is actually the deadline for TREB to send our recommended list of grant recipients to the Foundation. Please abide by the August 15, 2019 deadline for sending all charitable applications directly to TREB, for TREB’s consideration of endorsement.*

Please note that an endorsement letter from TREB is not sent ahead so that it can be included in your application. The endorsement process happens after we receive the application.


About the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation's Every REALTOR® Campaign

At TREB's May 2019 Spring Annual Meeting, GTA REALTORS® voted to participate in the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation's Every REALTOR® Campaign for the twelfth consecutive year by donating $1 per Member per month. A total of over $5 million has been donated to the campaign directed to shelter-based charities across the TREB Member area.

Watch this video for firsthand accounts of how TREB’s donations are making a difference for shelter-based charities in your local communities.