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Young Professionals Network (YPN)

YPN Boost Social

You don't want to miss this event! Wednesday February 27, 2019 Hilton Airport Hotel 7:30 p.m. to midnight
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Hey you! Yeah, you!

Are you new to the real estate profession?

Are you thinking about the next steps in your career and looking for some direction?

Are you looking for like-minded individuals to connect with and learn from?

Whether you are a new REALTOR® or an experienced REALTOR® looking to share your wisdom, whether you are wondering about your next steps in real estate or have it all planned out, or if you’re just looking to be part of a supportive community of REALTORS®, then the YPN is for you!

How can you get involved?

Our YPN Facebook group is home to over 2600 REALTORS® who are always looking to connect with people like you. Join the YPN Facebook group to get exclusive access to opportunities like:

  • Virtual webinars about topics like new technology, marketing best practices, navigating the profession, and more
  • A community of like-minded YPNers across the province to network with
  • YPN Boost; a yearly event for REALTORS® to network and celebrate the YPN award winners
  • One-on-one discussions with members of organized real estate, sharing tips on how you can get involved and elevate your career
  • And much more!

The goal of YPN is to empower the next generation of REALTORS®. We are the future of real estate. Don’t miss your chance to be at the forefront of innovation in the industry. Embrace the future and join YPN today.

YPN Leadership Awards

Each year, OREA recognizes three individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and commitment to their profession, their community, and their own development.

These individuals are awarded the YPN Leadership Award, which is presented at the YPN Awards ceremony (March 2021).

What does it take to be a YPN Leadership Award recipient?

Candidates must be an OREA member in good standing with their local real estate board/association, with the Ontario Real Estate Association, with the Canadian Real Estate Association, with the OREA Young Professionals Network, and with the Real Estate Council of Ontario.

Candidates must demonstrate their:

  • Involvement in organized real estate
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Community or charity involvement

Candidates must be 40 years of age or under.

Candidates cannot be a member of the OREA YPN Awards Selection Panel.

To submit your application for the YPN Leadership Award, please fill out the PDF form below and email it to ypn@orea.com.

The deadline to apply is 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 1, 2021.

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2020 Winners:

Charlene De Silva
Charlene De Silva
Alessandro Galea
Alessandro Galea
Erin Peck
Erin Peck

In our video interviews, the winners provide insight and advice about how you can establish yourself as an industry leader. Winning an award is a great way to strengthen your CV while enhancing your industry credibility.

Past OREA YPN Leadership Award winners:

  • Jennifer Aunger-Ritchie
  • Josh Klein
  • Tina Roy
  • Amie Ferris
  • Sarah Kiraly
  • Vince Mirabelli
  • Jacqueline Pennington
  • Liza Tallen

YPN Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program helps local boards and associations with their currently running groups, as well as, assist those who want to start their own group.  this program will also bring unity and consistency to the provincial YPN movement through ongoing information-sharing and two-way communication.  We encourage you to reach out to past YPN leaders for further insight and knowledge, they will be more than happy to help you out.




YPN Blog

The YPN Blog helps real estate professionals stay informed about:

  • Real estate best practices
  • Real estate technology
  • Policies and procedures
  • Enhancing your leadership skills
  • Making a difference in your community

Posting a guest blog or vlog can help you get your name out to potential future leads and build your professional network.

All OREA members are welcome to contribute by submitting:

  • A 250–800 word article OR a 2-3 minute video plus description
  • A colour headshot
  • A 1-2 sentence bio about yourself

Contact ypn@orea.com to discuss your idea or submit your post.

OREA reserves the right to review posts for spelling and grammar, and may make minor edits or changes. We also reserve the right to decline posts that are not relevant to our work or contradictory to our values.

YPN Committee

The OREA YPN Committee is for forward thinking REALTORS® who want to strengthen the real estate profession and promote its value to Realtors and the public.

Volunteering on the committee can lead to:

  • New professional and business relationships
  • Greater knowledge of issues impacting the real estate profession
  • On-the-job skills such as conflict resolution, group decision making, and team-building
  • Enhanced exposure to membership opportunities, such as events and speaking engagements
  • The satisfaction of giving back to your profession/community

Contact ypn@orea.com to find out more.

Information and Tools

Explore our online resource hub for information and tools that can help you or your local YPN take your performance to the next level.

YPN's BOOST Social Event

    Be sure to attend next year's annual BOOST Social event. Date and time for late February 2021 will be posted mid December 2020. Be sure to come back and check for further information.
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