Community Involvement

Youth Services Bureau

At Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central we are honoured to support the LGBTQ2+ Housing program of the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau. On any given night, more than 8,000 individuals and children in Ottawa have nowhere to sleep but in one of the 11 emergency shelters, leaving more than 7,000 people without adequate shelter on countless nights. Over the last two years due to COVID, this number has doubled. In Ottawa, there is a shortage of shelter beds and affordable housing to meet the growing need. 

LGBTQ2S+ youth are overrepresented among the homeless youth population. Roughly 1 out of every 3 homeless youth in Ottawa identifies as LGBTQ2S+. They face unique challenges when it comes to housing and may be the most vulnerable members of this community. This means that they cannot access services and support that could help them get off the streets and into more permanent housing.

As Realtors we can advocate for affordable housing and support organizations that offer solutions. Many of our advisors make a contribution at closing, meaning, part of their commission is donated to the Youth Services Bureau on behalf of their clients.

To learn more about the Youth Services Bureau, please visit their website:

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The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central is proud to support the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Sarah Grand, one of our own Engel & Volkers Advisors, serves as the Co-Chair of the President's Breakfast fundraiser for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

Every day the Ottawa Hospital tirelessly works towards creating hope for their patients and their families by finding innovative treatments. Through community contributions the Ottawa Hospital has been able to produce better therapies that have transformed how care is delivered in hospital and at home to Ottawa residents. Through the acquisition of cutting edge equipment and funding for innovative therapies, they are able to improve the outcomes of their patients.

To learn more about the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, please visit their website:

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