Building Affordable Homes in Bowness

Together as funding partners, Alberta Real Estate Foundation and CREB® Charitable Foundation can help low-income working families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

Industry and Community Sponsorship 2016

Organisation Description Amount
Alberta Emerald Foundation Emerald Awards Advertising Agreement with Avenue Magazine and Venture Magazine. $5000
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta Sponsored the World of Choices Career Forum 2016. $5000
Calgary Real Estate Board High River DRP Sponsorship. $4500
Red Deer County Sponsored the Green Acreages, Stewardship for Small Acreages workshops. $5000
Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance Sponsored the Advancing EE in Alberta conference. $2500
Alberta Real Estate Association Sponsored a leadership conference. $2500
Center for Public Legal Education CPLEA additional support. $5000
d.talks Sponsored’s suburban renewal and growth event. $3500
Battle River Alliance for Economic Development Sponsored the Local to Global – Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor Forum. $3000
Wildsight Assisted Stewards of Lac La Biche Watershed build local capacity in Alberta. $4500
Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) Sponsored the Connections Conference 2016. $2500
Strathcona County Sponsored the Antler Lake Stewardship Committee’s report on the Antler Lake Hamlet. $1000
University of Calgary – Haskayne School of Business Sponsored the Westman Centre’s Housing Affordability Workshops. $2700
Leduc Nisku Economic Development Association Sponsored the Leduc Regional Real Estate Forum. $1500
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow Sponsored conference on Smart Energy Communities, Infrastructure and Climate Leadership. $5000
imagiNation 150 Sponsored imagiNation 150 (i150) conversations in rural Alberta. $5000
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society Reprint of the Friends of Fish Creek Map. $1602.96
104th Street Steering Committee Supported official opening of the Michael Phair Park. $197.04
TOTAL: $60,000


2010 Sponsorships

The purpose of providing sponsorships is to offer limited support to organizations and their events that meet the funding criteria of the Foundation. For example conferences, golf tournaments and other related activities.

2010 Real Estate Board Enhanced

The Board’s vision directs Foundation activities towards building an agile, adept and respected real estate industry. Staff proposed the Governors make alternative funding opportunities available to REB’s to increase the impact of the Foundation in building local REB strength, as well as increasing Foundation profile outside of Calgary and Edmonton.

MLS Listings for Existing Homes “Green” Rating System – Feasibility Study

To assess the feasibility of developing and incorporating a “green” building rating into the MLS listing system.

Strategic Plan Development Meeting, October 20 and 21, 2009

To provide funding to CREB’s governance education and development plan and have asked the Foundation for funding to support this initiative as a supplement the 2009 enhanced funding program.

Member Reengagement Study

Project is designed to better acces the service needs of members of the Calgary Board in order to enhance their proficiency in the practise of their profession.

Alberta Real Estate Foundation On-Line Knowledge Centre

The project will create a searchable online database and resource library. This will enhance accessibility to Foundation publications and funded projects for Albertans and others looking for information about real estate community initiatives.

Thought Leaders Series

Customized series of 3 articles by thought leaders in Alberta for the real estate industry. The thought leaders will also be available to speak at 6-8 speaking engagements for the Alberta Real Estate Boards and Real Estate Organizations.

MLS Energy Labeling Pilot

To assess, implement, on a pilot basis energy labeling as part of the MLS listing system.

Charity Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House

A Ronald McDonald House is being constructed in Red Deer, ;with groundbreaking ceremonies to commence Spring 2010. The Central Alberta Realtors(R) Charitable Foudation is raising funds to assist with the project.  Funds given by the Foundation will be used to construct one of the laundry or kitchen facilities.

2011 Sponsorships

The purpose of providing sponsorships is to offer limited support to organizations and their events that meet the funding criteria of the Foundation.  For example conferences, golf tournaments and other real estate related activities.

Community and Real Estate Industry sponsorship 2012

Sponsorship funds to be directed towards real estate industry events, and toward small community projects and charitable endeavours such as conferences, golf tournament, or other fundraisers.

Thought Leader 2012

A Thought Leader presentation in two Alberta cities in the year 2012.

Doors Open YYC 2012

Doors Open YYC is a city-wide event that provides free and open public access to buildings of a wide variety of heritage, architectural, cultural and social significance for one weeklong-long celebration, September 29 and 30, 2012.

2013 Community Sponsorships

The purpose of the sponsorship fund is to enhance Foundation profile through support of community and industry events.  The fund reduces administrative demands by allowing staff to award small grants without seeking Board approval.

Real Estate and Entrepreneurship Studies Program

Our objective is to create a centre that links global real estate, urban economics and entrepreneurship research to the Calgary marketplace, and produces new knowledge on issues that affect Calgary urban development. The Real Estate and Entrepreneurship Studies Program will focus on teaching, research and outreach.

Great Cities Series

Calgary and Edmonton are Alberta’s fastest growing cities and home to 70 per cent of Albertans. Rapid urbanization and population growth has placed pressure on the ability of cities to provide needed services and maintain critical infrastructure.

The Calgary Chamber will launch the Great Cities series to coincide with the 2013 civic elections and municipal government act legislative review currently underway in the province. Consisting of five events, the series will raise awareness, generate discussion and advocate for change to strengthen the municipal legislative framework in Alberta.

Information from the series will be combined with research to support a summary report and recommendations along with a communications and advocacy strategy designed to strengthen the legislative and policy frameworks of municipalities in Alberta. The project will be guided by a Task Force of experts and engage community partners across the different sectors of the community.

Doors Open YYC 2013

In 2013, Doors Open YYC will be expanded and improved, engaging Calgarians with over 25,000 free public visits to 50 buildings and sites in every quadrant in Calgary during the last weekend in September. Doors Open Participating Sites all have heritage, architectural, cultural and social significance and offer fun, family-friendly, free behind-the-scenes experiences. Doors Open YYC 2012 saw 16,500 unique visits to 35 sites throughout Calgary.

Place-making in a Growing Economy

“Place-making,” or the optimization of place, can increase a community’s economic competitiveness, attract skilled labour and enhance quality of life. We propose two issues of Curb Magazine dedicated to exploring the prospects for, and barriers to, place-making in a growing Alberta. The objective of this project is to provide stakeholders and community leaders with the knowledge and capacity necessary to inform best “place-making’ practices in Alberta and translate these ideas into successful action.

AREF Presents the Land Use Category in Alberta Emerald Awards

The Alberta Emerald Awards are established as a premiere environmental recognition program in our province. Through our process, we continue to identify and celebrate our province’s environmental leaders. By introducing a new category, recognizing exemplary land use as defined by the AREF, we would enhance our program while supporting a priority of the AREF.

Community Sponsorship for 2014

The purpose of the sponsorship fund is to enhance the Foundation’s profile through support of community and industry events. The Foundation’s logo and recognition of the Foundation is part of the agreement with the collaborating organization around small sponsorship.  The fund reduces administrative demands by allowing staff to award small grants without seeking Board approval.

Banff Western Connection Conference 2015

Banff Western Connection Conference 2015

Industry and Community Sponsorship 2015

Industry and Community Sponsorship 2015