Giving Back

We Are Passionate About Our Community

RAHB Community Initiatives

Helping Homeowners and Future Homeowners

RAHB works with our provincial and national counterparts (OREA and CREA) to influence decision-makers at municipal, provincial and federal levels on issues of importance to home owners and home ownership.

Recent Campaigns Include:

  • Locally – Presenting an alternative to landlord licensing to Hamilton City Council.
  • Provincially – Meeting with Members of Provincial Parliament to discourage extending the ability to impose municipal land transfer taxes (similar to Toronto’s) to other large cities.
  • Nationally – Meeting with Members of Parliament to discuss indexing the First Time Home Buyer’s Plan to account for inflation and increases in home prices.

Our Annual REALTORS® 4Kids Charity Auction

RAHB has supported the Children’s Fund through our annual REALTORS® 4Kids Charity Auction since 1989. The Children’s Fund was founded by AM900 CHML, and is supported by Y108 and 953 Fresh FM. All funds raised REALTORS® 4Kids Charity Auction are put into action helping children’s causes in the local community throughout the year. To date, our annual auction has raised over one million dollars for the charity, making RAHB the charity’s single largest contributor!

Mohawk College Scholarships

RAHB provides two $1,000 Outstanding Student Scholarships to the top student in the first year and the top student in the second year of the Urban Planning Program at Mohawk College. In this two-year program, students learn how to use planning principles, law, processes and documentation to create active and sustainable communities. Scholarship awards are presented every April at Mohawk College.

Fundraisers and Community Awareness Events

Our RAHB members participate in community awareness events all across RAHB’s market area, and love to leave behind a little something for shelter-related organizations! Our past events include the Big Bike Ride in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Dunnville Salvation Army Sleep in the Park, the Hamilton Harbour Dragon Boat Race in support of the Bay Area Restoration Council, and the Grimsby Historical Walkabout and Scavenger Hunt in support of Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln, and West Lincoln.

RAHB Community News

RAHB Charity Auction & Social

REALTORS® Raise Over $1 Million in 28 Years

The Children’s Fund Campaign began in 1976 as a charitable initiative to help raise money for disadvantaged children during the holiday season. Over the 28 years of the partnership, RAHB’s annual auction has raised over $1,014,000 for the charity, making RAHB its single largest contributor!

Read More
RAHB Charity Auction & Social

Over $48,500 Raised for Children’s Charities

Members, sponsors and friends of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) showed their generosity and community spirit by raising over $48,500 for the 900CHML/Y108/ 953 Fresh FM Children’s Fund.

Read More
Indwell’s Rudy Hulst Commons

Indwell’s Rudy Hulst Commons gets a boost from local REALTORS®

Affordable rental housing can be hard to find in the Hamilton area, and Indwell (formerly Homestead Christian Care) is addressing the need by building Rudy Hulst Commons, a permanently affordable housing complex in Hamilton’s East End. The block will also house Indwell’s new headquarters and street-level commercial units.

Read More
Charity Golf Tournament

Great Day on the Links!

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the golf task force, REALTORS® and sponsors, over $12,067 was raised for the Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP) and the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund! The RAHB Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $224,000 in support of local charities since 1997.

Read More
REALTORS® Care Foundation

Local REALTORS® donate $32,000 to REALTORS Care® Foundation

While REALTORS® hit the road on the Motorcycle Ride for Charity to raise funds for the REALTORS Care® Foundation this morning, the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton Burlington (RAHB) made its own contribution to the Foundation by presenting a cheque for $32,250 to Foundation director Jenny Kotulak.

Read More
Charity Golf Tournament

HOAP and Scholarship Fund Are Big Winners

A little rain at the start of the day did not dampen the enthusiasm of golfers in the 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Copetown Woods Golf Club! Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the golf task force, REALTORS® and sponsors, over $14,750 was raised for the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP) and the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Read More
Better Communities

Quality of life means building better communities

For the members of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB), quality of life is about creating communities where everyone thrives. It starts with a good job. It means having a roof over your head and a range of choices in housing design, style and price. It means the opportunity to live in communities with clean, safe neighbourhoods, good schools and efficient transportation.

Read More
REALTORS® Charity Auction

REALTORS® Make a Real Difference at Charity Auction

Members, sponsors and friends of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) showed their generosity and community spirit at the 24th annual Charity Auction in support of the CHML-Y108 Children’s Fund. RAHB is proud to announce that $40,600 was raised at the annual Christmas charity auction and social.

Read More
RAHB Charity Auction

RAHB’s Charity Auction Supports Children’s Charities

REALTORS®, their clients and friends come together to help give a child a Christmas. For 24 years, RAHB has worked with the good folks at CHML900 and Y108 to support their Children’s Fund, more popularly known as the Christmas Tree of Hope. This charity helps children’s causes around the Hamilton/Burlington area and has recently taken on distribution of toys for Operation Santa Clause.

Read More
Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP) Eleventh Family

Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP) Assists Eleventh Family in 2012

One more family has realized their dream of homeownership thanks to HOAP, the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership. The official key ceremony took place Wednesday, August 29 at the home on Tragina Ave. in Hamilton.

Read More

RAHB Community News

RAHB Charity Auction & Social

REALTORS® Raise Over $1 Million in 28 Years

The Children’s Fund Campaign began in 1976 as a charitable initiative to help raise money for disadvantaged children during the holiday season. Over the 28 years of the partnership, RAHB’s annual auction has raised over $1,014,000 for the charity, making RAHB its single largest contributor!

Read More
RAHB Charity Auction & Social

Over $48,500 Raised for Children’s Charities

Members, sponsors and friends of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) showed their generosity and community spirit by raising over $48,500 for the 900CHML/Y108/ 953 Fresh FM Children’s Fund.

Read More
Indwell’s Rudy Hulst Commons

Indwell’s Rudy Hulst Commons gets a boost from local REALTORS®

Affordable rental housing can be hard to find in the Hamilton area, and Indwell (formerly Homestead Christian Care) is addressing the need by building Rudy Hulst Commons, a permanently affordable housing complex in Hamilton’s East End. The block will also house Indwell’s new headquarters and street-level commercial units.

Read More
Charity Golf Tournament

Great Day on the Links!

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the golf task force, REALTORS® and sponsors, over $12,067 was raised for the Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP) and the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund! The RAHB Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $224,000 in support of local charities since 1997.

Read More
REALTORS® Care Foundation

Local REALTORS® donate $32,000 to REALTORS Care® Foundation

While REALTORS® hit the road on the Motorcycle Ride for Charity to raise funds for the REALTORS Care® Foundation this morning, the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton Burlington (RAHB) made its own contribution to the Foundation by presenting a cheque for $32,250 to Foundation director Jenny Kotulak.

Read More
Charity Golf Tournament

HOAP and Scholarship Fund Are Big Winners

A little rain at the start of the day did not dampen the enthusiasm of golfers in the 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Copetown Woods Golf Club! Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the golf task force, REALTORS® and sponsors, over $14,750 was raised for the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP) and the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Read More
Better Communities

Quality of life means building better communities

For the members of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB), quality of life is about creating communities where everyone thrives. It starts with a good job. It means having a roof over your head and a range of choices in housing design, style and price. It means the opportunity to live in communities with clean, safe neighbourhoods, good schools and efficient transportation.

Read More
REALTORS® Charity Auction

REALTORS® Make a Real Difference at Charity Auction

Members, sponsors and friends of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) showed their generosity and community spirit at the 24th annual Charity Auction in support of the CHML-Y108 Children’s Fund. RAHB is proud to announce that $40,600 was raised at the annual Christmas charity auction and social.

Read More
RAHB Charity Auction

RAHB’s Charity Auction Supports Children’s Charities

REALTORS®, their clients and friends come together to help give a child a Christmas. For 24 years, RAHB has worked with the good folks at CHML900 and Y108 to support their Children’s Fund, more popularly known as the Christmas Tree of Hope. This charity helps children’s causes around the Hamilton/Burlington area and has recently taken on distribution of toys for Operation Santa Clause.

Read More
Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP) Eleventh Family

Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP) Assists Eleventh Family in 2012

One more family has realized their dream of homeownership thanks to HOAP, the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership. The official key ceremony took place Wednesday, August 29 at the home on Tragina Ave. in Hamilton.

Read More

Donations, Grants and the REALTORS Care® Foundation

We at the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington believe in assisting local shelter-related organizations. We make direct donations to shelter-related organizations (upon request) and support organizations’ applications for grants from the REALTORS Care® Foundation.

For more information about whether your organization qualifies for a donation or RAHB support, please contact us at info@rahb.ca. Also check out the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation for information about grants to shelter-related charitable organizations.

Past Donation and Grant Recipients
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
  • Carpenter Hospice
  • Child Nutrition Network
  • City Kidz
  • Design Hope
  • Bob Kemp Hospice
  • Drummond House
  • Good Shepherd Centres
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Halton Food for Thought
  • Halton Women’s Place
  • Hamilton Partners in Nutrition
  • Indwell
  • March of Dimes
  • Mark Preece Family House
  • Mission Services
  • Neighbour to Neighbour
  • Partners in Nutrition
  • Phoenix House
  • Ronald McDonald House – Hamilton
  • Salvation Army – Dunnville
  • Salvation Army – Hamilton
  • St. Peters at Chedoke
  • Joseph’s Hospital Foundation
  • Matthew’s House
  • Peter’s Hospital Foundation
  • The Bridge
  • Wesley Urban Ministries
  • YWCA Hamilton