Because we truly believe in helping the communities we create, build and manage

In that spirit, we set aside a portion of our earnings each year to support charitable causes in the community. This fund is then distributed to charities chosen by our staff. We encourage our employees to give back by matching their charitable donations.

We’re proud of our ongoing relationship with these charities:

Cassie and Friends

David Porte, president of our company, is also a founding member and chairman of Cassie & Friends: A Society for Children with Juvenile Arthritis and Other Related Diseases. Cassie and Friends is named after his daughter Cassie, who was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis when she was just 20 months old.

To learn more or donate to the Cassie and Friends, please click here

Friends of Simon

Friends of Simon recruits, prepares, and assigns university students as literacy tutors in the Lower Mainland, particularly with newcomer K-12 students. With our cooperating sites, Friends of Simon works to increase school success through after-school, Saturday, and summer programs in small group and individualized settings. Instruction is based on current trends in pedagogy and tutors receive their training and supervision from members of the Faculty of Education who themselves are involved in educational research.

To learn more or donate to the Friends of Simon, please click here

Saint James Music Academy

Saint James Music Academy uses classical music orchestras, choirs and music exploration programs to encourage positive individual development in the context of a healthy community life. Their goal is to create a community of learning where children and youth are inspired by the challenges and joys of making music together. SJMA also offers Youth Mentorship, Nutrition Program and possibility to perform to all students.

To learn more or donate to the Saint James Music Academy, please click here

Mission Possible

Since 1992 Mission Possible has walked alongside people challenged by homelessness and poverty. Through its Employment Readiness Program and social enterprises, Mission Possible is transforming lives by helping people experience a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work.

As a leading community economic development agency, Mission Possible currently runs two social enterprises, MP Maintenance and MP Neighbours.

To learn more or donate to the Mission Possible, please click here

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Association

Their mission is to meet the growing demand for professionally trained Guide Dogs and Autism Support Dogs for citizens of British Columbia and Alberta, at all times meeting or exceeding international standards as established by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.

To learn more or donate to the BC & Alberta Guide Dog Association, please click here.

Mom2Mom Charity

Mom2Mom founded to address the lack of tools that Vancouver’s inner city children receive to help them succeed at school and in life. Through compassionate and respectful mentoring, M2M volunteers help and support mothers to parent their children and provide them with the tools they need to be successful. We connect women with mothers who can benefit from a supportive relationship.

To learn more or donate to Mom2Mom, please click here.

A Better Life Foundation

Since 1996, Hockey Helps the Homeless has leveraged our country’s love of hockey to help the more than 250,000 people affected by homelessness in Canada. Tournaments are held in cities from coast to coast, raising nearly $1 million a year.

To learn more or donate to A Better Life Foundation, please click here.

Hockey Helps the Homeless

Since 1996, Hockey Helps the Homeless has leveraged our country’s love of hockey to help the more than 250,000 people affected by homelessness in Canada. Tournaments are held in cities from coast to coast, raising nearly $1 million a year.

To learn more or donate to Hockey Helps the Homeless, please click here.

Surrey Food Bank

The Surrey Food Bank Society distributes approximately 2,000 food hampers each week, and has expanded support through other internal programs, outside agencies and food security programs. The society is able to operate solely due to donations of money and food and receives no government funding.

To learn more or donate to Surrey Food Bank, please click here.

Sources Food Bank

Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank is a member of Food Banks BC and Food Banks Canada, providing community members in need a minimum of 2 days’ worth of food per person per week. Extra healthy food items are also provided for each school age child as well as formula and diapers for babies.

To learn more or donate to the Sources Food Bank, please click here.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank believes people should have access to healthy and sustainable food where they live and in a dignified manner. From collaborating with dietitians at Vancouver Coastal Health to training 150 Community Kitchen Leaders last year, they are moving from a traditional food bank model to one that focuses on: Food Quality, Food Literacy and Food Access.

To learn more or donate to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, please click here.

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March 2, 2015

"We would like to recognize Porte Realty for their inspiring commitment to our community and thank them for their generous gift to kick start the Give a Day, Build a Life campaign. Thank you again for your kind support and wishes."
Jessica Harman, Development Officer Individual, Corporation & Foundation, Covenant House Vancouver