Review. Reconnect. Renew.

The Board has identified supporting Alberta’s real estate, economic, and community recovery as important priorities. This is key to our 2020-21 Strategic Plan, which is aligned with a significantly increased budget to invest in industry and community investment, in support of Alberta’s economic recovery.

In 2021, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation will celebrate thirty successful years of delivering its mandate. This 30th Anniversary is an opportunity for the Foundation to review its operations and governance, reconnect with its stakeholders and renew how it benefits the real estate industry and Alberta’s communities in an even more impactful manner.

AREF’s 2020-21 Strategic Plan identifies three priorities:

• Review and update operational and governance systems to improve efficiency and impact.
• Grant categories, criteria, policies, assessment, and reporting for optimal impact.
• AREF’s bylaws, policies, and governance frameworks to reflect best practices.
• Increase outreach and engagement with stakeholders across Alberta.
• Proactively seek more co-investment and grant opportunities.
• Increase AREF’s emphasis on facilitating partnerships.
• Complete the 30th Anniversary collaborative Strategic Plan.
• Enhance transparency in governance, operations, and outcomes.
• Increase support for real estate, economic, and community recovery.


By the end of 2021, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation will have:

  • Completed a new Strategic Plan through a collaborative process;
  • Increased investments in Alberta’s real estate, economic, and community recovery;
  • Increased outreach, engagement, and communication with all its stakeholders; and
  • Improved its governance and operations to better deliver its mandate across Alberta

Foundation introduces Governor Janice Resch

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) is pleased to announce that Janice Resch has joined our Board of Governors for a three-year term. She brings a wealth of experience in the real estate industry and is looking forward to bringing her considerable knowledge and strengths to the board. “I love the fact that we as an industry can make a positive impact on Alberta and Albertans while supporting organized Real Estate at the same time,” she says.

Janice has worked in the industry since 1995, when she joined the family real estate firm in Red Deer that her dad bought in 1962. Over the course of her 23 years specializing in residential real estate in Central Alberta, Janice has earned a long list of industry achievements, including serving as President of the Red Deer and District Real Estate Association not once but twice. “I am proud to be the third person in my family to serve as President of the Central Alberta Realtors Association following in the footsteps of my father and brother,” she says.

Janice, a member of the top producing ‘The Consider it Done’ Team at Century 21 Advantage, has also served the industry as a director of The Alberta Real Estate Association and chair of the Red Deer Realtors Charitable Foundation. She has received a number of awards over the decades including the AREA Quality of Life Award in 2006, CARA Realtor of the Year in 2008 and AREA Life Member Award in 2012.  Janice and her husband Ron have four children and six grandchildren, and the entire family lives in Red Deer.  “I have a passion for giving back to the people and the industry that has been so good to me and my family,” she says. “I look forward working with the AREF team.”