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

Jun 26, 2015

June Grants Approved

Our staff and board held strategic planning sessions and board and grants meetings in Campbell River in June. Photo: Kimiko Johanson

Jun 26, 2015

June Grants Approved

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

Apr 30, 2015

Building Opportunities: The Social Purpose Real Estate Conference

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

Apr 16, 2015

New Toolkit Inspires Small Housing in BC

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).

Apr 14, 2015

Future of Local Food in BC: Webinar Wrap-Up and Next Steps

Missed our sold-out webinar on local food? Watch and listen to the discussion.

Apr 13, 2015

March Grants Approved

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

Apr 13, 2015

March Grants Approved

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.

At least $13 billion of additional investment is need to renew and replace water and wastewater infrastructure. This does not include investment required for upgrades to address resilience for seismic or storm events. Photo: Flickr

Apr 09, 2015

Are Our Water Systems At Risk?

A new report from the BC Water & Waste Association explores the state of our water, sewer and storm water systems in the face of aging infrastructure, growth, strengthened regulations, seismic risk, and climate change, and the capacity of local governments to maintain and renew water and wastewater infrastructure.

One of our 2014 grants supported the planning and development of the CommUnity Innovation Lab, held in Kamloops.

Apr 07, 2015

Annual Report Now Available

2014 was another big year for the Real Estate Foundation. Read our Annual Report!

Kelly Lerigny of Chilliwack will serve her third term as Chair of the Real Estate Foundation.

Apr 02, 2015

Lerigny and Warwick Sears lead Foundation board of Governors

We are pleased to annouce the appointment of Governors Kelly Lerigny and Anna Warwick Sears to the positions of Chair and Vice-chair, respectively.

Mar 26, 2015

Seven Things You May Not Know About the Real Estate Foundation of BC

Maybe you have heard of the Foundation. Or perhaps you already knew a little about it, but still had questions. We can help! Here are seven things you may not know about the Real Estate Foundation of BC: