Laura-Leah Shaw Honoured with the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2017

Laura-Leah Shaw

Laura-Leah Shaw of Vancouver has been honoured with the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2017 Proudly Presented by REM, for her outstanding charitable work.

Laura-Leah is the longest-serving volunteer for the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, which has helped more than 300,000 people in communities across the Lower Mainland of B.C. keep warm and dry during the winter months. Laura-Leah is a passionate animal rights advocate who has saved the lives of thousands of animals. And every week, she hand-delivers donations to people living in Vancouver’s poorest neighbourhoods.

“Laura-Leah Shaw is a relentless force for good in her community and a shining example of a REALTOR® making a difference,” says Ralph Fyfe, Chair of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation. “Her commitment to helping others and working towards creating a cruelty-free world is truly inspiring.”

Learn more about Laura-Leah and how she is making a difference in her community:

In honour of Laura-Leah and her great work, the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation has donated $5,000 to Animal Justice Canada, one of her favourite charities.

Donation to Animal Justice Canada
Ralph Fyfe, Chair of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation, and Amanda Rock of REM, the award sponsor, present Laura-Leah with a cheque to Animal Justice Canada.

Our 2017 Nominees

We would also like to send out our congratulations to the following 2017 nominees, who are all excellent examples of REALTORS® giving back:

  • Geoff and Regan Archambault of Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Neil Black of Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Jim Burton of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Gail Docken of Edmonton, Alberta
  • Esa Para Esananda of Toronto, Ontario
  • John Richard Fortney of Toronto, Ontario
  • Dan Grantham of London, Ontario
  • Colin Hartigan of Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Patsy Hui of Richmond, British Columbia
  • Brad Leslie of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Bruce Johnson of Wasaga Beach, Ontario
  • Patrick Morris of Ottawa, Ontario
  • Kailey Plohr of Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Trevor Stuart of Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Carolyn Swinson of Toronto, Ontario
  • Peter Tarshis of Toronto, Ontario
  • Brian Walker of Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Michael Weiss of Toronto, Ontario
  • Trudy Wilson of Bridgenorth, Ontario
  • John Woelk of Leamington, Ontario

If you know a REALTOR® who is making a difference in their community and deserves recognition on a national level, please watch for the announcement of the nomination period for our next award this September.