Change makers are all around us; their efforts build community where we live, work and play.
The Earmark Initiative strategically targets 3 key areas of impact and dedicates funds from your real estate transaction to be donated to the work of your favourite change maker.
We building community when…we know and care for our neighbours and the neighbourhood we share; as we come together for block parties, movies in the park or porch concerts, we build relationships that strengthen our ties to the people and places in our neighbourhood and build the capacity to respond to important community issues.
Change Makers here include… volunteers in neighbourhood associations and community organizations working to connect neighbours and enhance the quality of life in their neighbourhood.
We building community when…local small businesses thrive and we can walk to shop and work close to home; as we frequent local shops and contribute to the local economy, we support innovative social entrepreneurs whose businesses add to the richness and sustainability of our neighbourhoods and also provide meaningful work opportunities for all.
Change Makers here include … social entrepreneurs and small business owners who know and care about their customers as much as they do the neighbourhood itself.
We building community when…our streets and public spaces are abuzz with activity rich in art, culture, and culinary diversity; as we gather to enjoy the beauty of our river and heritage buildings or stroll along our streets meeting old friends and new, we become part of a community that is vibrant, inclusive and cares for the needs of all.
Change Makers here include…"place makers" transforming our streets and public spaces into gathering places and “advocates” serving to include and protect the most vulnerable among us.