ADVOCACY

Advocacy

We are a respected voice among government decision-makers and our solutions-based advocacy sets us apart.

Quality of Life box adIn 2004 we became champions in an international REALTOR® mission to actively improve the quality of life in communities where we live, work, and raise our families. As REALTORS® we likely visit more homes to talk with people about their hopes and dreams than individuals in any other profession. We’ve learned from our clients the things they value. Together we work hard to influence public policy around a shared belief in a few fundamental ideals.

The Quality of Life philosophy is based on five principles important to REALTORS® and Manitoba residents in building better communities. Over the years we have applied these principles to our volunteer work, fundraising, and advocacy for changes in provincial laws.

  1. Ensuring Economic Vitality
    Quality of life starts with a good job. The key to our quality of life is a strong economy.
  2. Providing Housing Opportunities
    Quality of life means having a roof over your head. We all want a safe, decent, and affordable home near where we work, shop, and play. A community needs a choice of affordable housing with a range of design, costs, and locations.
  3. Preserving our Environment
    REALTORS® recognize that one of the most important elements of our quality of life is clean air and water, parks and open space.
  4. Building Better Communities
    Communities with good schools, safe neighbourhoods, reliable public services and transportation, beautiful parks and open space are healthy communities. Better communities are created when governments are our partners and sufficient fund schools and infrastructure systems which are essential for a community’s quality of life.
  5. Protecting Property Owners
    A strong economy depends on preserving the investment people have made in their homes and protecting the ability to freely own, use, buy and sell property.