Royal LePage Real Estate Services has been named the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Citizen by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). The company received the award for demonstrating sustained support for the local communities through its network of over 600 brokerage offices and for philanthropic innovation on a national scale.
The company’s 16,000 Realtor network has raised more than $20 million through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, the largest public foundation in Canada committed to ending violence in the home, and providing support to the women and children who fall victim to it.
Phil Soper, president and CEO of Royal LePage, says, “I am extremely proud of the women and men of Royal LePage, for their ongoing financial commitment to our foundation and for the compassion they show through countless hours of volunteer work for the cause. The good works we do wouldn’t be possible without the immense support we receive from business partners and clients.”
The Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award is presented annually to a franchise system that has demonstrated genuine and ongoing concern and support for a community or social service organization. Royal LePage is the only real estate company to ever win the award.
All administrative costs of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation are underwritten by the company, ensuring 100 per cent of all donations go to the cause.