PAC Days 2020: Bringing Canadians #CloserToHome

Canadians have reconsidered or renewed their relationship with the concept of home over the past several months. For many of us, our homes have become our offices, gyms, or schools, among other things, and for CREA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Days attendees, homes will transform into a conference venue as well.

On Monday, October 5, REALTORS® will log in for the first-ever virtual PAC Days to unpack how we can bring Canadians #CloserToHome, while simultaneously positioning housing as a driver of Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the temporary switch to a virtual venue, members of the REALTOR® community will still enjoy time-tested favourites, such as the PAC Days Media Panel, featuring Don Martin, Chantal Hébert, and Rob Russo. Minister of Families, Children and Social Development The Honourable Ahmed Hussen will be signing in for a virtual fireside chat too.

We are also excited to announce the keynote speaker for PAC Days 2020: Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors. Masai is an accomplished businessman and leader who played a key role in leading Canada’s iconic NBA franchise to its first championship win in 2019. Beyond his work as a basketball executive, he is also a new Canadian, well-placed to discuss his experience making Canada his home and the importance of building communities. His success with the Toronto Raptors organization has given a voice to many new Canadians and under-represented groups across the country.

We will also be providing an update on our advocacy successes over the past year, including our efforts to support the real estate industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PAC Days 2020 will allow the REALTOR® community to advocate for policies that address housing challenges in communities across the country and get Canada’s economy back on track as we recover from the effects of COVID-19.

Are you interested in attending? Contact your local real estate board or association, but hurry – time to register is running out! You can also visit the PAC Days event page on REALTOR Link® for more information.

Want to join the conversation on social media? Make sure to tag your posts with #CloserToHome and #CREAPAC20.