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December 16, 2011

Ontario REALTORS® care about Human Rights

Toronto – December 16, 2011 – Ontario REALTORS® made a significant contribution in support of human rights with a donation of $55,000 to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg. The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) joins the real estate community around the country contributing to this important institution.

Real Estate Boards and Associations across the country have been supporting this endeavour with "the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights" campaign with a goal to raise $150 million;$125 million has been raised to date.

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the mission of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is to enhance the understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to encourage reflection and dialogue. When it is completed in 2012, the museum will serve as a centre of learning where Canadians and people from around the world can engage in discussion and commit to taking action against hate and oppression.

"REALTORS® care about the communities they live in and get directly involved in making them better," says Barb Sukkau, OREA President. "The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is an embodiment of Canada's commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights, and the rule of law. We subscribe to a Quality of Life philosophy and recognize the importance of this project to improve life in our community."

To make a contribution to the Canadian Human Rights Museum or to learn more please visit http://www.beginswithyou.net/

The Ontario Real Estate Association represents 50,000 brokers and salespeople who are members of the 42 real estate boards throughout the province. OREA serves its REALTOR® members through a wide variety of professional publications, educational programs, advocacy, and other services.

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For more information contact:

Katarina Markovinovic-Praljak

Head of Communications & Media Relations

katarinam@orea.com


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