South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program's Bryn White, REFBC Chair Kelly Lerigny and South Okanagan Real Estate Board's Louise Baier met in 2013 to discuss a collaborative project that would deliver seminars on best practices for developing land near streams and other sensitive habitats.
Many people wonder why we are called the Real Estate Foundation, and how real estate is connected to the work we do. Learn more about how we were created, how your property sales benefit the entire province, and how we support real estate education.
BC Produce. Photo: Flickr
This week we look back on the work we have funded in Sustainable Food Systems, one of our granting program areas. Our CEO Jack Wong takes a closer look at what this means, and why the Real Estate Foundation believes it important to healthy BC communities.
With the province currently facing serious drought conditions, the issue of protecting our freshwater resources has never been more top-of-mind for British Columbians. Learn more about what the Foundation is funding in the area of Freshwater Sustainability.
This week we are highlighting projects and acheivements in our Sustainable Built Environment program area. Our CEO Jack Wong explores what this focus area is all about, and the work that the Foundation has been involved with.
The Mayor’s Council worked collaboratively with Metro Vancouver’s municipalities to develop an action plan to improve and expand our transit and transportation system. Pictured: Commercial Drive Station Photo: Stephen Duffy
Our staff and board held strategic planning sessions and board and grants meetings in Campbell River in June. Photo: Kimiko Johanson
The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 12 grants at the June grants meeting, totalling $875,000, taking our total to $1.2 million for 2015.
Vancouver will host the 2015 Building Opportunities Conference June 1 - 3. Photo: Flickr
The Social Purpose Real Estate Conference, Building Opportunities, is being held June 1-3 in Vancouver.
Tiny homes, like those in Boneyard Studios village in Washington D.C. showcases a new model of urban living. Photo: Flickr
Small Housing BC launches their free toolkit featuring 10 examples of small housing development in BC.
L-R: Host David Hendrickson (REFBC), Brent Mansfield (BC Food Systems Network), Cornelia Sussman (Kwantlen) and Caitriona Feeney (Kwantlen).
Missed our sold-out webinar on local food? Watch and listen to the discussion.
Okanagan Lake near Naramata. The Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society's grant will help the regional conservation collaborative work together on conservation, stewardship and land use planning initiatives. Photo: Flickr
The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 10 grants at the March grants meeting, totalling $371,322, including $41,650 for Real Estate Industry Grants.