Waterloo Region Association of REALTORS® Donates $86,256 to Support Local Healthcare

Region of Waterloo, ON (June 29, 2023) – The Waterloo Region Association of REALTORS® (WRAR) is proud to announce that it has donated $86,256 to two local healthcare organizations, the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF) and Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice. During WRAR’s Launch Party held on June 21st, at Tapestry Hall in Cambridge, cheques in the amount of $43,128 were presented to each organization. 

“WRAR is pleased to make this donation to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice,” said Megan Bell, President of WRAR. “Our members are deeply invested in the well-being of our community, and we are honoured to support these exceptional organizations that provide essential healthcare services to the people living in our communities.” 

The WRAR Launch Party served as an opportunity to celebrate the association’s first year as it approaches its anniversary after amalgamating the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge boards. This event brought together WRAR members, guests from neighbouring real estate associations, and stakeholders.   

Val Brooks, Past President of WRAR, acknowledged the commitment made by the former Cambridge Board (CAOR), saying, “We are pleased to fulfill the commitment CAOR made to two vital local organizations – the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation and Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice.” The donation presented at the Launch Party honoured the 5-year donation pledge of $2 from monthly dues that members approved during the 2019 Annual Meeting. 

In keeping with the pledge, the WRAR Board of Directors presented the remaining funds of the association’s pledge. This contribution will support the continued provision of essential services and care to the Cambridge community. 

Pictured left to right: Christal Moura, First Vice-President (WRAR), Lisa Short, CMHF, and Val Brooks, Past President (WRAR)

Lisa Short, Executive Director of CMHF, expressed her gratitude, saying, WRAR’s support demonstrates its commitment to healthcare in our community and the desire to make this Region a great place to live, work and play. WRAR’s leadership in making community healthcare a priority can also help to inspire others to give.” 

Pictured left to right: Christal Moura, First Vice-President (WRAR), Allison Costello, Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice, and Val Brooks, Past President (WRAR)

Allison Costello, Board Member of the Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice, also expressed appreciation during the WRAR Launch Party event. The support from WRAR will help the organization continue their compassionate end-of-life care and bereavement support within the community.  

About the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation: CMHF raises funds to support the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in its mission to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. The foundation’s contributions enable the hospital to acquire state-of-the-art technology, expand facilities, and enhance patient care. 
For more information about CMHF, please visit www.cmhfoundation.ca.  

About Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice: Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice provides palliative care and support to individuals and their families during the final stages of life. With a focus on comfort and compassion, the hospice offers a peaceful and homelike environment, ensuring patients receive dignified care and emotional support. 

For more information about Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice, please visit www.lisaardandinnisfree.com.  

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.  

The term REALTOR®️ is a trademark identifying members in good standing of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) who provide real estate brokerage services in compliance with CREA’s By-Laws and Rules, the REALTOR®️ Code, and all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations. WRAR’s MLS®️ System is operated in association with the MLS®️ marks owned by CREA. An MLS®️ System includes an inventory of listings of participating REALTORS®️, and ensures a certain level of accuracy of information, professionalism, and co-operation amongst REALTORS®️ to affect the purchase and sale of real estate.