I am proud to be associated with Royal LePage Canada and this is just one of many reasons:
At the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation we are working to put abuse out of commission by contributing more than $7,240,000 since 1999 to help women and children in shelters across Canada.
Statistics tell us that 50% of Canadian women have experienced abuse and 360,000 children witness domestic violence each year.
Women’s shelters provide a safe haven for those who need it most.
“Royal LePage has been an incredible partner and friend of Interval House. They have supported us financially and they have supported us with their skill, their talent, and their drive. They help us do what we do best, which is care for women and children who are in crisis and in danger of losing their houses and their lives,” - Lesley Ackrill, Executive Manager of Interval House, Toronto, Ontario
There are 150 shelters across Canada supported by their local REALTORS®. These shelters make a lasting difference in the lives of countless families. Funding has helped create art therapy programs for children, build a memorial garden, develop job training programs and cover the costs of food, therapy and much more.
“I have gained a lot from the staff at the shelter such as self worth, and how to let go of a lot of the guilt I have carried for such a long time. Also through the self-defense classes I have come to realize that I do not ever have to be a victim again. I, for once in my life, feel empowered and I cannot ever express what that is worth to me. I felt safe here physically as well as emotionally knowing that while behind these walls, I would not be harmed.” - A resident at Discovery House, Calgary, Alberta