The non-profit Royal LePage Shelter Foundation focuses on enabling women and children to live safe, healthy lives, and reach their full potential unhindered by violence.
Royal LePage has a long-standing commitment to make a difference in our communities across Canada. Through the contributions of our Realtors, brokers, and staff, we raise funds to support local shelters, provide grants in partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and sponsor violence prevention programs, such as The Fourth R.
Funds raised by the local Royal LePage offices remain in their local community. Local efforts benefit local shelters, and because Royal LePage pays the costs of administration, 100% of all money and effort goes toward the cause.
On a national level we take a long-term view to violence prevention through our partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and with our sponsorship of The Fourth R Program.
Funds we donate to the Canadian Women’s Foundation are used for grants that lead to long-term systemic change that assist women’s groups with economic development and violence prevention.
The Fourth R is a grade-nine school program for preventing dating violence, substance abuse, and risky sexual practices. The contention of the Fourth R is that relationships skills can be taught in the same way as reading, writing, and arithmetic. The Fourth R is proving to be successful in engaging budding teenagers to make healthy choices and to relate to each other in a positive way.
The Fourth R was launched in Alberta and Saskatchewan in Fall 2005.
Planned rollout across Canada:
British Columbia and Manitoba in 2006
Ontario in 2006
Atlantic Region in 2007
Quebec in 2008
If you are interested in participating in a local Royal LePage Shelter Foundation event, please contact your local Royal LePage office or Realtor.