Charities

A quality that successful real estate professionals share is community involvement. RE/MAX Associates in particular are mindful of the impact they make locally, not just in real estate but as caring citizens. Over the years, our Associates have distinguished themselves as stewards improving their communities, concerned not only with contribution to their communities but also with the outcome of the contribution. These qualities – known as RE/MAX® Premier Community Citizenship – are a dynamic part of the RE/MAX® organization.

For example, RE/MAX® Associates have always been among the leaders in their communities, devoting time and dollars to countless charities and local causes. Committed to their own personal charities, RE/MAX® Associates and offices contribute tens of millions of dollars annually to their respective communities.

The Community Care Program is designed to help RE/MAX® Associates give back to the communities where they live, work, and play.

RE/MAX® understands that building a great neighbourhood starts with caring and supporting local programs and organizations that make a profound difference in everyday lives. That’s why we put our hearts, our dollars and our efforts behind a wide number of incredible worthwhile charities,right here at home. Click on the logos below to find out more on the programs and charities RE/MAX® agents support.

RE/MAX® Is Proud To Support

Miracle Home Program
RE/MAX® leads the way in real estate and fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network, having raised over $52 million in Canada, bringing their international total to a landmark of $125 million.

Children’s Miracle Network and their member hospitals appreciate all the wonderful fundraising that RE/MAX® has achieved; helping more than 2.6 million children each year receive quality care from children’s hospitals across Canada.

The RE/MAX® Miracle Home Program allows our real estate professionals the opportunity to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network on behalf of each home sold. At RE/MAX®, we believe the difference we make when we help others in our community benefits us all.

We are proud of our 22 year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network. RE/MAX® has designated August of each year to be the RE/MAX® Month of Miracles. During the Month of Miracles consumers and agents alike will become familiar with the community contributions that RE/MAX® makes through the Miracle Home Program.

Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX® agents have donated more than $52 million to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  The connection between RE/MAX® agents and their clients has helped to care for over 2.6 million children that will walk through the doors of a children’s hospital each year.

By choosing a RE/MAX® agent that is part of the Miracle Home Program you are helping make miracles happen in the life of a child.


RE/MAX® Home for a Cure
RE/MAX® real estate professionals take an active role in helping to create a future without breast cancer and you can too through the RE/MAX® Home for a Cure Program. Participating RE/MAX agents have voluntarily pledged to make a donation to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation from each home sold. Home for a Cure is an exclusive charitable fundraising program offered by RE/MAX® agents benefitting theCanadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

RE/MAX® is helping to eradicate this terrible disease by raising vital funds and awareness to help women and families in local communities who are living with breast cancer.

Why make your home a RE/MAX® Home of a Cure home? When you list your home with a RE/MAX® Sold on a Cure agent, you will get the highest quality service available from the most experienced agents in the world and YOU are making a choice to help create a future without breast cancer.

For more information on the RE/MAX® Home for a Cure program contact Marie Sheppy at msheppy@remax.net


RE/MAX® of Western Canada Quest for Excellence
What is RE/MAX® Quest for Excellence?

The Quest for Excellence Program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX® of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives.

What is awarded?

RE/MAX® of Western Canada will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each to qualifying Grade 12 students. In addition, the 16 bursary winners will be entered into a draw and one lucky recipient will receive a RE/MAX® Hot Air Balloon ride for two. Bursary winners will be notified and all winners will be posted in April 2015.

Who can participate?

The Quest for Excellence is open to all Grade 12 students attending high school from September, 2014 – March, 2015. Grade 12 students may not have participated in graduation commencement ceremonies in the past. Applicants must be a resident of one of the following provinces/territories:

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Yukon Territory

What is required?

Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills. Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities.

Note: All entries become the property of RE/MAX® of Western Canada and photos and names of winners may be used in print publications and media.

Submission Instructions
Complete the following on-line application form.
Deadline for entry is March 9th, 2015.
A maximum of one on-line essay per student.

We are proud to note past recipients of the Quest for Excellence Awards:

  • 2014 winners
  • 2013 winners
  • 2012 winners

If you have any questions regarding this program, please email Kelsey Woodliffe, kwoodliffe@remax.net at RE/MAX of Western Canada.
Note: All entries become the property of RE/MAX® of Western Canada and photos and names of winners may be used in print publications and media.


RE/MAX® & ORGAN DONATION
RE/MAX® of Western Canada is proud to support National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week April 20-27, 2014. As designated by the Canadian Society of Transplantation. With the continued support of RE/MAX® of Western Canada and other organizations helping spread the word on the need for organ donors, the BC Transplant Organization performed a record 346 organ transplants in 2013.

RE/MAX® provides a link from their website, remax.ca, to the provincial transplant programs for organ donation registration.

The Story Behind Our Involvement

RE/MAX® of Western Canada became involved with organ donor awareness in 2004 because of the gift of life that one RE/MAX® agent gave to another.

RE/MAX® of Western Canada is proud to support National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week April 20-27, 2014. As designated by the Canadian Society of Transplantation. With the continued support of RE/MAX of Western Canada and other organizations helping spread the word on the need for organ donors, the BC Transplant Organization performed a record 346 organ transplants in 2013. RE/MAX provides a link from their website, remax.ca, to the provincial transplant programs for organ donation registration.

Paul Belhumeur, Sales Associate, RE/MAX® 2000 Realty Guildford, Surrey, BC had been suffering with polycystic kidney disease for 11 years, when he was told by his nephrologists that he would need a new kidney. The doctors advised that Belhumeur had a much better chance of finding his own live donor than waiting on the seven year long organ donor list.

He started an email campaign to his friends, family and other contacts to plant the seed that he would soon need a kidney transplant. Individuals, including family members and coworkers from Belhumeur’s office, volunteered to be tested for eligibility however, none made it through the screening process.

Without telling friends or family, Ken Cowie, Sales Associate, RE/MAX® 2000 Realty Guildford, Surrey, BC, and Belhumeur’s colleague for more than 20 years, decided to get tested for the kidney donation. After six months of thorough testing and screening, Cowie was informed that he was indeed a match.

HE WAITED UNTIL BELHUMEUR’S BIRTHDAY TO TELL HIM THE GREAT NEWS
Registering your decision to become an organ donor can save up to eight lives and improve the quality of life for up to 80 others. The critical shortage of donors is only increasing, as fewer people are dying in ways that make organ donation an option. This is due to positive factors – improved safety measures such as airbags, and helmet laws, as well as continued advancements in medical care. Nonetheless, the average person is far  more likely to need an organ transplant than to be eligible to donate an organ

ON AVERAGE IN CANADA
3,400
Waited for a life-saving organ or tissue donation

1,000
Transplants were performed

161
Died while waiting for a life-saving transplant