Realtors rally around call for inclusion and understanding
Recent events in the US have led to mass protests and the issues of racism dominating the headlines during the Covid pandemic. The following statement was put out last month by the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board and reflects the sentiments of the many realtors across our province:
“Racism against any group is unacceptable. Recent incidents of anti-Black racism have caused shock and outrage worldwide. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) is equally concerned about anti-Black racism and acts of racism against any group in our society.
TRREB is proud to serve a membership of over 56,000 that is a microcosm of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents. Our Members, leadership and TRREB staff reflect and serve communities made up of individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, and multicultural backgrounds.
TRREB firmly believes that the GTA’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. It requires us to collectively work together to preserve this. Please do your part to embrace inclusion. We promise to do ours. It is up to all of us to listen to those whose lives are different from our own, and to do our part to ensure and reflect justice, compassion, and empathy. We are professionals connecting people, property, and communities. We welcome your input and thoughts on how we can improve our communities together.”