100Brokers members voted and we’re very pleased to announce that we will be sending a cheque in the amount of $10,000 to Kares.ca. (Kids at Risk Embracing Success).

“I cannot even begin to tell you how truly thrilled and honoured Kares is to receive funding support from 100Brokers. So many kids will be helped by your generous donation. There are no words to describe how grateful we are. Thank you!”  Meryll Dreyer on behalf of Kares

The Nomination Story:

– 1 in 5 homeless youth use shelters
– 1/3 of all Canadian homeless are between the ages of 16 & 24
– 70% have been physically, sexually and emotionally abused

Kares.ca (Kids at Risk Embracing Success) is a new national giving program for the Canadian mortgage industry as a whole, focussed on marginalized youth between the ages of 16-24. During this transitional period, from being a teenager and growing into and adults – these youth at risk often slip through the cracks and become forgotten. Falling into prostitution, drug addiction, homelessness and even suicide – these young adults desperately need attention and support. By helping these kids, at a critical time in their lives, Kares.ca. hopes to make a substantial and sustained, positive change in their lives and futures.

Thanks to Frances Hinojosa who nominated Kares.ca, and thanks to everyone who nominated a cause this quarter. There were many great options to choose from and it was a very close vote.

We will be supporting our next cause in June 2018.

If you are a mortgage broker in Canada who has not yet joined our membership or you know someone who should join, we’d love to have you. Learn more here about what that looks like.