Mother and her young daughter sitting on the porch steps on a sunny day

Imagine if your home was a place of fear, worry and hurt, not one of love and acceptance. Sadly, that’s the case for thousands of women and children living with domestic violence. Through the generosity of Royal LePage professionals from coast to coast, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has raised $35 million in support of women’s shelters and domestic violence prevention and education programs. 

Established in 1998, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is proud to be Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to this cause. Royal LePage covers the foundation’s operating costs so 100% of all donations are directed to helping more than 50,000 women and children escape domestic violence each year. Contributions help women find safety, work through their traumatic experiences, and build lives for themselves and their children that are free from violence. 

Women’s shelters serve a vital role in our communities. Did you know…

  • On any given night in Canada, more than 6,000 women and children are living in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence.
  • Each year in Canada, an estimated 362,000 children witness or experience family violence.
  • On average, every six days in Canada a woman is killed by her current or former intimate partner. 

This is why Royal LePage offices and agents are dedicated to making a difference. Supporters raise funds for their local women’s shelter in a variety of ways including: 

  • Donating a portion of their commissions; 
  • Generating needed funds through unique and entertaining fundraising events; 
  • Donating and bidding generously in the company’s legendary silent and live auctions; and
  • Participating in major fundraising events such as the Foundation’s international challenge treks.

Many Royal LePage agents also volunteer at their local shelter and provide in-kind donations like clothing, toiletries and gift cards. In addition, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation raises the profile of services available to women seeking help, including providing support to initiatives like, a 24/7 online connection to shelters across Canada, and supports programs that help youth develop healthy and respectful relationships — an important step in preventing intimate partner violence. 

To learn more about the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, please visit