Help shape the future of our industry: Join a CREA committee

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has several committees whose volunteers help guide our national association’s work and ensure REALTORS® are at the heart of its decision-making. CREA’s committees act as a resource to our Board of Directors and CEO on important topics such as CREA’s governance and finances, our federal affairs initiatives, our national ad campaign and more.

My fellow Directors and I understand the importance of bringing diverse perspectives and experiences to the table. We want the composition of our committees (and our Board, for that matter) to reflect the rich diversity of our membership. That’s why we’re putting out a call to all REALTORS® from coast to coast to coast.

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Do you have questions about the committee appointment process and volunteer commitment? Continue reading for answers to what we’re guessing will be most frequently asked. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, don’t hesitate to reach out via info@crea.ca or the Comments section below.

Why should I serve on a committee?

Being on a CREA committee allows members to put their expertise and talent to good use by contributing to the work of our national association on behalf of fellow REALTORS®. This national experience is especially valuable for those seeking a leadership role in the future. You’ll also make great industry contacts and friends from across Canada.

What CREA committees have positions available for REALTORS®?

Opportunities for REALTORS®—as well as staff representatives from boards and associations across Canada—are available on the following CREA committees on an annual basis:

  • Association Executives Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Broker/Manager Committee
  • Canadian Commercial Committee
  • Federal Affairs Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Global Committee
  • Governance and Bylaws Committee
  • National Ad Campaign Committee
  • REALTORS Care® Committee
  • REALTOR® Code Committee
  • Technology Committee

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How long are committee terms?

Committee terms are typically one year in duration. Committee members may apply to rejoin their committee for subsequent years.

Do committees meet via conference call or in person and how often?

Most of CREA’s committees meet in person at least once a year, usually (but not always) in Ottawa. Committees may conduct conference calls or webinar meetings in addition to their face-to-face meetings, if called for by their Chairs. Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses incurred as a result of committee meetings, in accordance with CREA’s policies and practices.

How do I apply to join a committee?

To apply to for a CREA committee position for 2019-2020, please complete our online application survey available via our committee application page on REALTOR Link® before March 15, 2019. Committee selections will be announced in late spring.

How many committees may I apply for?

You may apply to join up to four committees.

What if I don’t get selected?

Committee positions are limited. If you aren’t selected this year, please try again next year.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a CREA committee volunteer. We look forward to receiving your application.

Jason Stephen, CREA’s Immediate Past Chair, has been a REALTOR® with Royal LePage Atlantic and involved in organized real estate for more than 20 years. Jason was born and raised in Saint John and is a proud graduate from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in History and Political Science. Jason has also sat on and/or chaired numerous CREA committees, including Education, REALTORS Care®, and Political Action. Jason is actively involved in his community as a leader, volunteer, and supporter. When not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, traveling, relaxing at a backyard bonfire, and watching sports, in particular his favorite teams, the New England Patriots, the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors.


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