The Alberta Real Estate Foundation supports initiatives that enhance and benefit Albertans

25 years  $17 million  550+ projects

Where does the money go?

Since our inception in 1991, we have invested almost $15
Million in nearly 500 projects that enhance the Real Estate
industry and benefit the people of Alberta. We help fund a
diverse range of initiatives, including supporting studies in
entrepreneurship and Real Estate, encouraging conversations
about ground water, enhancing prairie wildlife habitat and
helping low income households pay energy utility bills.

  • EDUCATION + RESEARCH

    We increase public dialogue and policy development around real estate professional practices and land use issues.

  • HOUSING

    We support research or projects that address how to access environmental housing options and innovative approaches to improve affordability.

  • LAND STEWARDSHIP + ENVIRONMENT

    We increase the ecological quality of our communities with better understanding around changing land use patterns, growth pressures, energy efficiency and water management issues.

  • INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

    We support the many contributions made by Alberta’s real estate industry to communities around the province.

  • COMMUNITY INNOVATION

    We support projects, practices and ideas that encourage experimentation with the goal of creating new ways of realizing community potential and character within Alberta.

Where does the money come from?

The Foundation’s revenue is generated by Real Estate transactions across the province. Under the
Alberta Real Estate Act, whenever a home buyer deposits money in trust through a Real Estate
broker, the interest that’s earned on the deposit is accumulated and forwarded to AREF for
reinvestment in Alberta’s communities.

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