Make an Impact by Joining a CREA Committee in 2024

Are you looking to make a greater impact in the REALTOR® community in 2024? The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is now accepting applications for its 2024-2025 committees.

Each year, CREA invites REALTORS® and board and association staff to apply to serve on one of its 10 volunteer board and operational committees. Committees act as resources to our Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on important topics, like federal affairs and technology.

CREA committee members get to put their unique perspectives, expertise, and talent to good use by contributing to the work of the national association on behalf of fellow REALTORS®.

Volunteers also gain valuable experience serving at the national level, which can come in handy if you choose to seek leadership roles in the future. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to make friends and industry contacts from across the country.

CREA’s leadership understands the importance of bringing REALTORS® with diverse backgrounds and experiences to our committee tables. We want the composition of our committees and our board to reflect the wonderful diversity of our national membership. Before applying, we encourage you to read about our DEIA commitments.

The application process is open to all REALTORS® in good standing with CREA as well as board and association staff members. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 16, 2024.

Opportunities are available for the following CREA committees. Click on the name to learn more about the role and responsibilities of each committee:

“I am currently serving on CREA’s Governance & Bylaws Committee and I would encourage everyone to apply to volunteer on a CREA committee. It’s a fantastic way to meet people in our industry from across the country and to learn the differences in how diversely we do business, expand our knowledge and bring it forward to work towards initiatives and governance for our REALTORS® nationwide. I have met some of the best people I know volunteering with REALTORS®, we work in the best industry there is and truthfully it’s a pleasure to serve with REALTORS® as really REALTORS® get stuff done!” – Sheri Willick, REALTOR® and salesperson at Coldwell Banker Signature in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Questions about the process? Here are a few answers to our mostly frequently asked questions.  

How often do committees meet?

Most committees meet in person once a year, usually (but not always) at CREA’s office in Ottawa, Ontario, and meet virtually throughout the year. Committees may also host virtual calls or webinars on occasion during the year. Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses incurred to attend committee meetings in person, in accordance with CREA’s policies and practices.

How many committees can I apply for and serve on?

You can apply for and serve on two board committees and two operational committees.

What is the process for committee member selection?

Once the committee application period closes, the applications are reviewed and aggregated by CREA staff, who share the applications with a subcommittee of the Governance & Bylaws Committee. This subcommittee then reviews the applications and shares their recommendations with CREA’s officers, who then make a final recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval.

When will a decision be made?

The committee member appointments are approved by the Board of Directors in May and all applicants will receive a notification regarding the results shortly thereafter.

If you have any further questions about the committee application process, please visit our FAQ page, or contact our Member Experience Centre at or 1-888-237-7945.

The CREA Café team is responsible for the official blog of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The CREA Café is a cozy place for CREA to connect with our valued members and friends by sharing our thoughts and insights over a virtual cup of coffee.

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