Board History


The Waterloo Region Association of REALTORS®️ (WRAR) is a new association that has been formed through the recent amalgamation between the Cambridge Association of REALTORS®️ and Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS®️. We have a new name, a fresh start, but the same awesome REALTOR®️ community—just better together! While WRAR officially began offering member services on August 1, 2022, the two previous associations have over 150 years of combined experience. We are proud to support the needs of REALTORS®️ and brokerages serving one of Canada’s fastest growing and thriving communities—Waterloo Region.  

August 1 2022

KWAR and CAOR officially amalgamate and begin offering services as the Waterloo Region Association of REALTORS®.

April 2012
KWAR 75th Anniversary

In 2012, the Kitchener - Waterloo Association of REALTORS® celebrated a milestone anniversary. KWAR is proud of the role REALTORS® have had in contributing to and supporting the Region. Leading into the next 75 years, KWAR and its members are committed to continuing to enhance the Quality of Life in Waterloo Region.

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September 1953
CAOR Was Founded

A small group of real estate professionals held a meeting at the Iroquois Hotel on Main St. in downtown Galt, ON.

April 24 1937
KWAR Was Founded

In a small meeting room at the local YMCA 12 local real estate professionals met and formed the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board which would eventually become the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR). The first president lead sixteen brokers and salespeople to "serve the better interests of all people engaged or interested in matters pertaining to real estate". 

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