The ARR has been providing support through scholarships to U of R students since 1977. Currently two $1000 scholarships are awarded to deserving students who attended high school in Regina and area or Moose Jaw each year. Criteria includes achievement in academics, athletics or fine arts as well as demonstrated leadership in the community.
For over ten years, the ARR has been providing support to the North Central Family Centre. During this period, over $100,000 has been provided to the centre to support its youth programs. In 2012 as part of the ARR’s 100 years celebrations, it provided funding to the NCFC for improvements to its courtyard. The NCFC provides critical services to youth, families and seniors in Regina’s north central neighbourhood.
As the name suggests, the ARR has an important history with REALTORS® Park located in South Regina. In 1987, the ARR donated $50,000 to the 1987 Western Canada Summer Games that took place in Regina, to fund the development of the soccer pitch at the park site. Since then, the association has provided additional financial assistance to the Albert Park Community Association for improvements at the park including landscaping and a spray pad. More recently, the ARR has provided funds for future capital improvements planned for the park site.
Since the ‘70s, hundreds of Regina REALTORS® have donated their time to help solicit donations for the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. Kettle stations are located in malls and high-traffic areas throughout the city with each station requiring volunteers. Donations raised during this campaign are used to help Salvation Army provide support to those in need during the holiday season.
The Association, along with the Regina Public School Board and Catholic School Board, introduced the REALTORS® Citizenship Award as part of the ARR’s 100th anniversary in 2012. Awards are presented each year to deserving Grade 8 students at each of over 60 elementary schools across Regina. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteerism in their community.