Ontario Realtors Care® Foundation (ORCF) is seeking an inaugural Executive Director to lead operations and build the Foundation’s profile and impact in partnership with REALTORS® across Ontario. This is an exciting time to join ORCF and lead a charity with incredible opportunities for growth as we embark on a new strategic vision.
Posted On: March 15, 2022
Closing On: April 19, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $130K to $160K


Ontario Realtors Care® Foundation (ORCF) is seeking an inaugural Executive Director to lead operations and build the Foundation’s profile and impact in partnership with REALTORS® across Ontario. This is an exciting time to join ORCF and lead a charity with incredible opportunities for growth as we embark on a new strategic vision.

With an over 50-year history, ORCF is an independent charity that currently supports and promotes the real estate professions philanthropic commitment to shelter-related causes through the Every REALTOR® Cares Campaign, REALTORS® Care Fellow ProgramExpress Grants and other fundraising activities. With a bold new 5-year strategic plan, the Foundation will exponentially increase its charitable impact through multiple initiatives that will enhance the organization’s profile, REALTOR® engagement, and increase revenue to over $5M a year by 2027.

Reporting to the Foundation Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be an experienced senior leader with a proven history growing revenue and promoting programs in the non-profit sector. Collaborative and driven, the ideal candidate will be a builder who thrives in a “start-up” environment. A compelling communicator, the new Executive Director will skillfully use their relationship building skills to motivate and unify diverse groups towards a common goal, increasing support for the Foundation.

The Executive Director role will enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work environment working a minimum of two days a week at the OREA office located in north-east Toronto, and up to three days at a home office.


The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation was established as the Canadian Real Estate Board Foundation – Ontario Fund in 1967 as part of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Foundation.

In 1977, the Foundation returned as a provincial organization — named the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) Foundation.

For 22 years, from 1977 to 1999, grants were made to a variety of charitable organizations across Ontario. In 1999, the decision was made to focus grant monies primarily to shelter-based charitable organizations.

In 2002, the Foundation Board introduced the fellowship program, a special program to honour and acknowledge the contributions of REALTORS®, their families and friends who enable the good work of the Foundation.

Four years later the Foundation celebrated another exciting change. In 2006 the name of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) Foundation changed to the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation.

Over the last 40 years the Foundation has granted more than $16M to shelter-based organizations throughout the province on behalf of the Ontario REALTORS®.

Our Mission

The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation enables and empowers REALTORS® across Ontario to fundraise in support of shelter-related causes in the communities in which they live and work.

How We Help

REALTORS® Help Families In Need

One of the most rewarding things a REALTOR® can do is to help families find the perfect home. The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation works on the same premise through our support of shelter related charities in Ontario. Each year, we help families in need of emergency and permanent housing through their work with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Shelters (Cambridge Shelter, A Place called Home, Out of the Cold, Unity Project), Community Living and many others.

Shelter is defined as a refuge, haven or protection that provides or improves quality of life from hunger, the elements, physical/psychological abuse, disabilities and illness. Our work helps build vibrant, healthy communities for all Ontarians.

The goal of the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation is to contribute to our members’ communities by making a difference in the lives of people, where they live and conduct business. The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation is the legacy of all Ontario REALTORS®.  They have the power to make a difference in someone’s life.

The work of the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation is made possible through the generous support of REALTORS® and local Real Estate Boards and Associations from across Ontario.


Our strategic plan reflects a desire to enhance our ability to meet our mission and elevate the profile of our profession’s philanthropic commitment, while making a difference in the communities where Ontario REALTORS® live and work.

Strategic Pillars:




Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)

How Real Estate is Organized in Ontario

Most professions form associations to represent the interests of their members. In Ontario, the arrangement is called ‘organized real estate’ and it has three levels: local, provincial and national. Real estate boards represent brokers and salespeople at the local level. Those who choose to join a real estate board automatically become members of organized real estate and may call themselves REALTORS®.  At the provincial level, OREA represents 92,000 REALTORS® from the 36 real estate boards.

CREA, operating at the national level, oversees the interests of REALTORS® across Canada.  When a salesperson joins a real estate board, they automatically become a member of OREA and CREA.

A member board of OREA is a Member Board of the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation. The Foundation works closely with the boards on fundraising for our events and through their local events.

 How the Foundation is Funded

In 2004, OREA’s Board of Directors decided to fund the administrative costs of ORCF. This means all donor dollars go directly to the shelter-related causes funded by the Foundation.

The Foundation truly appreciates the generosity and strong support of OREA. Personal donations that generously support the Foundation are complimented by the Foundation’s annual events – The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation “Jam with A Past President” event, Every REALTOR® Campaign, REALTORS® in Motion and the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation Motorcycle RIDE for Charity, along with our Boards’ fundraising initiatives.

While ORCF is a separate entity, the Foundation benefits from this unique model that provides generous operational support and other resources from OREA, which allows more funds to be available to ORCF charitable activities.

Additional information:

REALTORS® Care Fellowship Program

Covid 19 Relief

Grant Recipients



Planning, Leadership & Governance


Marketing & Community Engagement



The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation has retained KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) to lead this search on their behalf. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Tara George, Partner/Lead, or Samantha David, Associate Vice President, Search + Talent via email at ORCF@kcitalent.com.

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by April 19, 2022.

To view the full Executive Brief, please visit:  www.kcitalent.com

The salary range for this position is $130K to $160K with an excellent benefits program and OREA pension.

ORCF’s workplace is a hybrid model. Employees may work at an approved location in Ontario, other than the OREA office up to an average of 3 days per week. The policy, as well as an individual employee’s flexible work arrangement will be reviewed on a regular basis.

All individuals, attending in-person at OREA workplaces and/or work locations, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.