Entries by Teigan Kopec

30 Seconds on 30 Years with Brent Alexander

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we (virtually) sat down with a few of our past chairs to take stock of their time with the Foundation, and the impact the Foundation has on the real estate industry and Alberta. Hear from Brent Alexander, Chair of the Board from 2017 to 2018, and current Vide Chair […]

New Canadian houses found to have much higher radon gas levels than those in Sweden

UCalgary research correlates radon levels to increased lung cancer rates By Weston Jacques, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute This collaborative work was supported by funds from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, Health Canada, and the Robson DNA Science Centre Fund at the Charbonneau Cancer Institute. Published on November 23, 2021 in UCalgary News A multi-disciplinary team […]

September 2021 Community Investment

The Board of Governors of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation approved $446,920 in Investment Grants at their most recent Board Meeting. In total, the Foundation funded $901,920 through ten Investment Grants in 2021! The Alberta Real Estate Foundation invests in real estate policy, research, practices, and education that strengthen Alberta’s communities. Under the Real Estate […]

30 Seconds on 30 Years with Charlie Ponde

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we (virtually) sat down with a few of our past chairs to take stock of their time with the Foundation, and the impact the Foundation has on the real estate industry and Alberta. Hear from Charlie Ponde, Chair of the Board from 2015 to 2017, REALTOR® of the Year […]

September 2021 30th Anniversary Legacy Investment in Our Community

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Legacy Grants program supports distinctive and high-impact projects which drive transformational long-term change to advance the real estate industry in Alberta. To celebrate our thirty years of impact, we mobilized an additional $2M in community investment! This spring, the Board of Governors invested $943,000 through the Legacy Grants […]

30 Seconds on 30 Years with Gary Willson

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we (virtually) sat down with a few of our past chairs to take stock of their time with the Foundation, and the impact the Foundation has on the real estate industry and Alberta. Here’s what Gary Willson, Chair of the Board from 2013 to 2015, RPP MCIP, and Principal […]

Media Release | Alberta Real Estate Foundation Partners with Empower Me to Bring Energy Efficiency Education to Multilingual Homeowners

October 6, 2021 For Immediate Release Canada is celebrating Energy Efficiency Day – the people, the organizations, and the industries delivering more comfortable homes, more prosperous businesses, healthier schools, and bigger energy savings. “This year, as Alberta celebrates Energy Efficiency Day and recognizes the multiple benefits of energy savings, we are happy to announce our […]

Seeking a Public Appointment to our Board of Governors

The Foundation is seeking a Public Appointment to join our Board of Governors for a two-year appointment starting this November 2021. As described in the Alberta Real Estate Act Regulations, the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Governors is constituted by industry and public representation. The Foundation is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Public […]

Our Impact | Grant Recipient Olds College Shares Findings from Phase 2 of their Floating Island Technology Project

Join us at a webinar hosted by Olds College showcasing their innovative floating island technology on Thursday, October 7 at 11 am. Water contamination is a critical problem within agricultural, and urban areas across Alberta and Western Canada. Past research has proven that wetland plants are effective in capturing nutrients to effectively clean water while […]

Our Impact | New Resource | Paths for Housing Co-operatives

Co-op housing is an essential piece of the housing continuum in Alberta and Canada, however, as government subsidies continue to dwindle and current co-op assets face increasing maintenance costs, the inventory of units is threatened. This project assesses the financial needs of current co-ops, explores research solutions, and shares recommendations for new co-op housing models. […]

2021 Summer Newsletter

Since we were last in touch in the Spring, the Foundation: Funded $455,000 in 4 projects through our Investment Grants Program Funded $943,000 in 3 projects through our 30th Anniversary Legacy Grants Program Hosted 4 engagement sessions to help chart our future This summer, we are getting ready to: Receive applications from the community and […]

June 2021 30th Anniversary Legacy Investment in Our Community

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Legacy Grants program supports distinctive and high-impact projects which drive transformational long-term change to advance the real estate industry and real estate across Alberta. To celebrate our thirty years of impact, we have mobilized an additional $2M in community investment! Our Board of Governors have made a great […]

Join us to celebrate 30 years & chart our future

To celebrate 30 years of service to the province, we want to hear from you! You can help chart the path we’ll follow together into the future. As part of our celebration, we are holding a series of virtual gatherings to explore challenges and opportunities for Alberta’s real estate industry and the Alberta Real Estate […]