What’s Happening at CREA: A Look at Events, Courses and Exciting Developments

Can you believe we’re already in the home stretch of 2021?

The year is winding down, but we’re still just as busy as ever. Here’s a look at some of the events, courses and exciting developments happening at CREA for the rest of the year.

CRB designation courses: Several dates

If you’re thinking about becoming a broker and are interested in starting your own real estate company, upcoming courses for the Certified Real Estate Broker Manager (CRB) designation series is a great place to start.

Each course is hosted virtually through the CREA Learning Hub and takes place over two half-day sessions. This elective also counts toward your CRB designation:

For more information on any of the courses contact learning@crea.ca.

PAC Days: October 25-26

CREA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Days conference gathers designated REALTOR® volunteers (PAC representatives) and association executives from across the country to meet with Members of Parliament (MPs) on issues affecting homeowners and the REALTOR® community.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will again be held virtually, however it will still feature the same great programming PAC reps have enjoyed for the past three decades, including commentary from prominent politicians and journalists. 

CREA Global Affiliates Webinar Series: October 27

Join CREA Global to connect with memorandum of understanding (MOU) partner associations. This webinar is a great way to connect with real estate professionals in California, Arizona, Florida and Texas.

REALTORS Care® Week: November 15-21

Back for its third year, REALTORS Care® Week is an opportunity for real estate board and associations across the country to rally their REALTOR® members to volunteer their time in support of housing and shelter-related charities in their communities. We encourage REALTORS® interested in participating in REALTORS Care® Week this year to reach out to your local or provincial board or association to learn what volunteering opportunities they have in the works. If you have any questions, our REALTORS Care® team is here to help. Reach out any time to REALTORSCare@crea.ca

AE Seminar: November 18

The AE Seminar takes place over four short virtual meetings, with the final meeting of 2021 taking place on November 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance by board/association CEOs and EOs is mandatory for all four sessions.

CREA Global Affiliates Webinar Series: November 24

Join CREA Global to hear more about what’s happening in markets around the globe. Participate in networking and build your cross-border connections.

Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2022 Nominations: Deadline for nominations is December 3

We are now accepting nominations for the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2022 Proudly Presented by REALTOR.ca. Across Canada, REALTORS® are known for their community building efforts. Nominate an outstanding REALTOR® today! If they’re selected as our winner, their charity of choice will receive a $5,000 donation from CREA.

CREA committee application period: TBA

Are you interested in bringing your unique perspectives, expertise and passion for real estate to the table as a CREA committee member? Before the end of the year, we will put out a call for applications to serve on our 2022-2023 board and operational committees. These committees act as resources to our Board of Directors and CEO on important topics, including CREA’s governance and finances, our federal affairs initiatives, technology and more.

In line with our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Commitments, we are actively working on ensuring our committee application and appointment processes are equitable and inclusive and that all of our committees reflect the rich diversity of Canada and the membership we serve moving forward.

Stay tuned for our announcement of the dates of our next committee application period and details on how to express your interest in becoming a CREA volunteer. In the meantime, check out our volunteer committee page on CREA.ca to learn more about the mandates, responsibilities and membership requirements for our various committees.

Sarah Doktor brings her experience as a small-town journalist and national online editor to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Sarah helps facilitate conversations between CREA and our members, boards, associations and the public via our online communities. She also helps coordinate the content presented to you here on the CREA Café. In her spare time, Sarah can be found at the gym, running on a trail or watching Netflix with her cat, Libby.

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