Dec 23, 2015

Holiday Office Closure

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Dec 23, 2015

Holiday Office Closure

To give our staff time to celebrate the festive season with their families, our office will be closed from December 24, 2015 to January 3, 2016, inclusive. 

vancouver at night

Vancouver at night. Photo: Tanner Vines.

Dec 16, 2015

Building Sustainable Communities is Part of the Climate Solution

Last weekend, ministers from 195 countries agreed to aggressively curb their greenhouse gas emissions in order to slow the effects of climate change. Delegates agreed to targets that will stop global warming at 2°C (with a preference for stopping at 1.5°C.)

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Dec 14, 2015

Welcome Ramona Faust to the Board of Governors

We are happy to welcome Ramona Faust to REFBC’s Board of Governors. Ramona has been appointed by the Union of BC Municipalities.

Nov 17, 2015

Welcome Stephanie Butler

The Foundation is pleased to welcome Stephanie, who joins the team as Communications Coordinator. 

lake okanagan

Lake Okanagan.

Nov 16, 2015

Report: A Strong Water Sustainability Act Requires Regulations, Funding, and Partnerships

In 2014, the Province enacted the Water Sustainability Act (WSA), replacing the century-old Water Act. In order for the WSA to meet its mandate, the Act requires additional details and regulations to help water users manage demand on BC’s water resources.

Oct 15, 2015

Climate Leadership Plan: Submission to the Province of BC

The Real Estate Foundation of BC has made a submission to the Provincial Government on the recently released Climate Leadership Plan Discussion Paper.


Oct 14, 2015

Fall Grants Approved

The BC Cycling Coalition will share lessons drawn from other complete streets efforts from around North America in an effort to encourage public support. Photo: Picture BC, Flickr

Oct 14, 2015

Fall Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 10 grants at the September grants meeting, totalling $531,200. This list is ordered alphabetically, by recipient organization. 

Oct 08, 2015

Welcome Robert Goertz to the Board of Governors

We are pleased to welcome our newest governor, Robert Goertz to the Foundation board. Robert is the third appointee from the BC Minister of Finance.

Picture of Program leads and practicum students

The Indigenous Community Planning Initiative is a five year pilot project. The Real Estate Foundation awarded a grant of $316,723 to support an adjunct practice professor position. Photo: Jeff Cook, UBC Scarp

Sep 23, 2015

Indigenous Community Planning: Partnerships and Hands-on Learning

In 2011, the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia granted $316,723 to UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). Watch our latest Project Spotlight Series video!

Hudson's Hope Mayor Gwen Johanson shows highlights of the Peace River Valley to CEO Jack Wong and Governor Mandy Hansen.