Over the last five weeks, we have seen the horror unfold and the devastation caused by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Men, women and children have lost their lives, been severely injured or displaced from their homes. Since the start of the war, it has been reported that more than three million people have fled the country while an estimated 18 million people in Ukraine are affected and suffering.

As REALTORS®, we believe everyone deserves a safe place to call home. TRREB has a long history of supporting shelter-based charities, food banks and helplines in the Greater Toronto Area through the Ontario REALTORS® Care Foundation. We feel strongly about helping, in any way we can, those in dire need as a result of the crisis and heightened tensions.

On behalf of our 67,000+ Members, we pledge to donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of humanitarian aid and urgent relief to those impacted by the armed conflict. The Red Cross teams on the ground are providing food, clothing, medical supplies and around-the-clock health care. Donations enable the Red Cross to respond to humanitarian needs not only in Ukraine but also in the surrounding countries, including immediate and ongoing relief efforts as well as long-term recovery.

As the crisis evolves each day, the strength and resiliency of the people fighting for their freedom has inspired us. Together, we stand with the global community and hope for a quick end to this conflict.