CREA Hosts Inaugural REALTORS Care® Day

To celebrate the launch of REALTORS Care® Days, members of CREA’s Board of Directors spent Wednesday, January 24 volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s Kemptville Korners build site.

Throughout the day, board members helped get affordable housing units ready for families looking to lay their roots in the Ottawa region by completing a number of tasks including strapping ceilings and preparing the homes for siding.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s Kemptville Korners development consists of 15 affordable townhomes and stacked townhomes, including accessible, barrier-free units that 64 individuals, including more than 30 children, will call home.

“CREA’s Board of Directors were thrilled to help Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa get these affordable homes ready for 15 families,” shared CREA Chair-Elect, James Mabey, “Today was a very rewarding experience, and I encourage REALTORS® across the country to volunteer their time at a REALTORS Care® Day when they get the opportunity.”


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Celebrating REALTOR® volunteerism

From 2019-2022, REALTORS Care® Week united REALTORS® across Canada through hands-on volunteering activities in support of housing and shelter-related charities. REALTORS Care® Days are a series of hands-on volunteering initiatives hosted by real estate boards and associations, but with greater flexibility and tailored coverage for events.

At the end of the year, we’ll reflect on, and celebrate, the collective impact REALTORS® have had on housing and shelter-related causes across Canada.

How to get involved

Keep an eye out for what your local board or association is planning for their inaugural REALTORS Care® Day. Busy that day? See if your board or association needs support with event planning or spreading the word to fellow REALTORS®.

If you have any questions or need to discuss anything REALTORS Care® Days-related, please email