A huge part of my business model is based around community building. My background is in food and agriculture non-profit work and I’ve sat on numerous boards and worked with numerous non-profits along the way. That experience taught me the importance of non-profit work but it also showed me that I’m more effective and productive in a giving role. With that in mind I give at least 5% of my net commission on every property deal to a non-profit of my client’s choice. Since starting this program while in Nelson, 62 organizations received over $35,000 in un-earmarked funding.

I’m very excited to continue the program in Nelson and launch it in the Comox Valley! I’ve been connecting with some fantastic groups in the valley and will be profiling them here as time permits. If you have a favourite non-profit helping to make the valley an even better place to live, let them know about my program and hopefully I’ll be able to donate soon!

In the meantime, here’s a list of all the non-profits that my clients have chosen to receive donations as part of my giving program.

Aimee Beaulieu Transition House
Alberta Cancer (Ride to Conquer Cancer)
Amma Canada
Amnesty International
BC Children’s Hospital
Blair D’Andrea Society – Nelson Youth Basketball
Canadian Cancer Society
Cicada Place
Coldest Night
CUBE Climbing Gym
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Friends of Kootenay Lake
International Kids Development Society
Jubilee Manor Foundation
Kalein Centre
Kettle Valley Food Coop
Kootenay Animal Assistance Program
Kootenay Boundary Local Food Producers Association
Kootenay Coop Radio
Kootenay Kids Society
Kootenay Lake Agriculture Society
Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation
Kootenay Music Awards
Kootenay Native Plant Society
Linked Through Love
MS Society
Nature Conservancy
Nelson & District Women’s Centre
Nelson CARES
Nelson Cares Room to Live Campaign
Nelson Civic Theatre
Nelson Community Services – Street Outreach Team
Nelson Food Cupboard
Nelson Friends of Refugees
Nelson Friends of the Family
Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse
Nelson Hospice Society
Nelson Mental Health and Addiction Services
Nelson Nordic Ski Club
Nelson Real Estate Fund – Osprey Foundation
Nelson Search and Rescue
Nelson Skate Park
New Denver Reading Room
Pivot Legal Society
PLAN Canada
Salmo Library
Salmo Ski Hill
SEEDS Nelson
The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
UN Refugee Program
Valhalla Wilderness Society
War Child
West Kootenay EcoSociety
Wildsight Living Lakes
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary