As a Realtor®, I believe in giving back to the communities in which I do business. I decided when I started my career to donate a portion of each sale to a local charity. I recently represented a young buyer when she bought a World War II-era bungalow in East Toronto and I thought it would be appropriate to make a donation to Wounded Warriors Canada to mark this sale.

Wounded Warriors Canada supports many programs of care and compassion as the nation’s leading, wholly independent, Veteran’s charity focusing on mental health. Their innovative and wide-ranging programming, which will exceed 1.8M in 2017, is changing the lives of ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families. This is only made possible as a result of the compassionate trust and support of individual Canadians and Canadian businesses, enabling us to carry forward our guiding ethos: Honour the Fallen, Help the Living.

The WWC PTSD Service Dog program is their newest initiative to support their clients. They have reached a critical point where many more dogs need to enter the training system in order to begin to address the backlog of Veteran and First Responder applicants who would benefit from being paired with a certified PTSD Service Dog. The good news is that we know Canadians understand the importance and impact of PTSD Service Dogs on individuals and families and we’re excited that this program will provide another opportunity for Canadians to join the mission of Wounded Warriors Canada and get in this together for mental health! Initially, they will fund a minimum of 25 service dogs this year. For more information on this program, visit –> Service Dog Program.


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– Chip Barkel, MCNE, SRES, REDM, Toronto Real Estate. Extraordinary Service. Top Results.