The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) recently established a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

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Its mandate: “To examine how to strengthen equality and inclusion and recommend to the Board of Directors ways to better serve and represent the various demographics that make up TRREB. The task force will put forward recommendations and action plans to foster and support a more collaborative, equal and inclusive industry and work environment.”

The members of the new task force are Kate Young, Task Force chair and member, TRREB Board of Directors;  Jennifer Pearce, Task Force vice-chair and member, TRREB Board of Directors; Justin Bock; Colin Andrew Campbell; Kevin Crigger, TRREB president-elect; Soroya Dempsey; Karlo Francisco; Wasim Jarrah, member, TRREB Board of Directors; Mona Mavi, president, Brampton Real Estate Board; Lisa Patel, TRREB president; Geeta Rajpal;  Ingrid Rojas; Daljit Singh; Asha Singh; Mark Steele; Mia That; Leilani Villar-Cisneros; Charlene Williams; and TREEB staff members Ticha Musiyiwa, executive assistant to the CEO, and Von Palmer, chief communications and government affairs officer.

In a statement, the board says, “We care about diversity and inclusion. Over the years we have reflected this at TRREB, including at the leadership and senior management levels. TRREB is determined to continue to improve on this, where we can influence in our industry. Racism against any group is unacceptable.”


  1. Somewhat odd that there are no comments at this REM article. It’s a delicate topic. I have always been fortunate to have had a diverse group of networking colleagues and personal friends over the years who originate in a multitude of cultures.

    Although I don’t pretend to understand all their foods, I am an avid reader and enjoy the food history of other cultures. Where possible I write inclusive recipes as in my exclusive REM gourmet cooking column.

    Here’s the REM newspaper new website recipe link for my columns:

    Scroll way down to “comments” at each recipe. Loads of add-on recipes.

    At one point in the 1980s we had a local real estate group who got together for several years to enjoy various culture foods. Then there were divorces, deaths, people who simply moved away and sadly the group diminished in number, eventually disbanded and folks moved on. It was a wonderful tasting adventure encompassing various cultures.

    Among private friendships that grew then dispersed over the years were largely continental Europeans: various areas German, Dutch, and islanders. German-South American marriage and others. So many mixed cultures to enjoy.

    We had represented Indian South Africa German mix, Barbados black-white marriage, Jamaica-Chinese background marriage , Czechoslovak, Germany various provinces, married to British English, and others.

    I catered privately never charging for hours of standing in front of the stove and days of shopping and prep time, delivered for many birthdays and other special get togethers. A great way to test my latest of the day recipes. I even cooked huntsman special foods recipes I created just for the experience where the hunter supplied his catch; there was venison from one and annual Arctic Char from another who was part of a Greek group who chartered a plane deep into Canada’s North for private fishing.

    And wonderful New England friendships who shared the garden items and others, the fish for my fresh caught Bass REM recipe.

    My husband as similar to Prince Harry had so much love for Africa he provided millions to build schools and orphanages and hospitals there.

    When I saw this attached link-story online, I felt compelled to share it with REM’S diversified readers. The topic is amazing. And some readers who have Netflix will surely enjoy. Sadly I don’t do Netflix but will perhaps invest in the book.

    As noted in the article: “High on the Hog” became a topic reference of sybaritic = luxurious life of the slave owners. My delicious recipe reference to headcheese refers to not wasting any part of the animal.

    Carolyne Lederer-Ralston

    Why Netflix’s New Series High On The Hog Is A Food Lover’s Must-Watch
    The documentary series brings Black contributions to American cuisine to light.

    Shared from Apple News

  2. TREB is as diverse and inclusive as it gets. I wonder how much this virtue signaling and wokeism cost me. That is getting so ridiculous and out of control. That is all just to create divisiveness. I do not see any other purpose. Thank you TREB!


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