Real estate professionals from across the country have come up with a $2 million donation to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
It represents gifts drawn from over 100,000 individuals, brokerage firms, and real estate boards and associations from across Canada and beyond associated with the Canadian Real Estate Association.
The fundraising effort was led in Manitoba and was first launched by a WinnipegREALTORS committee in 2008. It was later managed by the national chair of the REALTOR campaign, Sheldon Zamick. Harry DeLeeuw and MREA CEO Brian M. Collie exerted a strong final push over the past year to reach the finish line.
"The right to own property and live safely in our communities is at the heart of so many human rights conversations among us. The purpose of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights aligns with our profession’s philosophy that we are here to improve the quality of life for all people," said DeLeeuw.
Gail Asper, National Campaign Chair, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, said, "The goal of this museum is to bring together believers in human rights which is why we’re so excited that REALTORS came together from not only across Manitoba, but from all corners of Canada and beyond, to show their support for human rights education, dialogue and action."