Giving Back

“Having lived and raised a family in Vancouver and worked here for most of my adult life, I believe I have an obligation to give back to the community, which has been so pivotal in my success and happiness. Instilled in me from an early age, has been the importance of reaching out and helping, not just those who can’t help themselves, but also those who can’t speak for themselves. It’s from such small gestures, great strides can be made towards the betterment of all. Thank-you!”
~ Mark J. Walker

I’ve listed below the primary recipients of our community and charitable efforts. If you would like to learn more about any of these worthwhile causes, please click on the embedded links within the corresponding charity’s description.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

CMN_REMAX_buttonRE/MAX of Western Canada proudly supports the Children’s Miracle Network in Canada, and has done so since 1992, donating more than $115 million for sick and injured kids. Associates are personally involved in communities throughout the network. When you work with a RE/MAX agent who participates in the Miracle HomeĀ® Program, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals receives a donation upon completion of your home sale or purchase.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
~Dr. Seuss

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation: Sold On A Cure

RE_MAX Breast Cancer RibbonSold on a Cure is an exclusive charitable fundraising partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and RE/MAX real estate agents and offices. For every real estate sale, participating RE/MAX agents donate a portion from the sale to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. RE/MAX agents can also choose to give a yearly donation rather than a per sale donation. In turn, the foundation invests in programs to help women and families in local communities living with breast Cancer.

It’s easy to make a buck.
It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
~Tom Brokaw

The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL)

OWL logoThe Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds. Funded primarily through public contributions and volunteer effort, OWL has expanded to take in over 400 birds annually. As the facilities expand so does the need. Birds come from all over Canada and the USA and are provided primary care, rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild. OWL has been the recipient of many awards for their environmental education efforts and contributions.

We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.
~Winston Churchill

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA)

BCSPCA Paws Logo The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals. This is the only animal welfare organization in BC which has the authority to enforce laws involving animal cruelty and to prepare cases for Crown Counsel for the prosecution of individuals who inflict suffering on animals.

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
~Mohammed Ali