Greenrock IMPACT Takes on Sporting Life 10K in Support of Childhood Cancer

Greenrock staff were challenged to break a sweat this Mother’s Day for the Sporting Life 10K in support of kids and their families affected by childhood cancer.

The Sporting Life 10K is hosted annually on Yonge Street with 100% of net proceeds benefitting Campfire Circle, formerly known as Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium. Over 10,000 participants gathered in Toronto to compete in this year’s event, which was held in person for the first time in two years.

Campfire Circle is a non-profit oncology camp that fosters happiness and healing for children and their families affected by childhood cancer in hospitals, communities, online, and at overnight camps across Ontario.

Greenrock IMPACT donated $2500 to the Campfire Circle SL10K fundraising campaign through the Greenrock Charitable Trust, providing a full week of in-person camp.

Thank you to Campfire Circle for inviting the Greenrock team to join this fun event and get active together in support of a worthy cause.

Greenrock Donates $10K To Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Relief

TORONTO, March 16th, 2022– In support of the ongoing relief efforts in Ukraine, Greenrock IMPACT announced today it will donate $10,000 to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal through the Greenrock Charitable Trust.

“The situation is truly unspeakable. It is heartbreaking to read of the brutal attacks against innocent civilians. We are hopeful for a peaceful resolution for all of those impacted,” says Barbara Rodgers, Greenrock CEO.

Donations to the Red Cross will support immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities both in Ukraine and surrounding countries, including support for displaced residents who have fled the country.

Our thoughts and prayers go to Ukraine as this horrific situation unfolds.

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About Greenrock IMPACT: The mission of Greenrock IMPACT is to build stronger, healthier, and environmentally sustainable communities while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting human rights across Canada through a variety of annual initiatives, volunteer programs, and donations.

For Media Enquiries: Please email Greenrock’s Manager of Communications and Social Media, Sarah Cowan, at scowan@greenrockreal.ca

Mental Health, BIPOC, Shelters Voted Top Causes for Greenrock Holiday Donations

TORONTO, January 10, 2022 – Half a dozen Toronto charities were gifted over $100,000 this winter thanks to the support of hundreds of Greenrock residents and tenants across the city who voted for the causes most meaningful to them.   

The 2021 Greenrock IMPACT Resident and Tenant Donation recipients include Caribbean African Canadian (CAFCAN) Social Services, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, The Neighbourhood Group/St. Stephen’s Community House, First Interfaith Out of the Cold Program, Progress Place Clubhouse, and Distress Centres of Greater Toronto.  

The Greenrock IMPACT Resident and Tenant Donation is an annual program that began in 2018 and directly involves those living and working in Greenrock buildings in the voting process to decide which causes and charities are most in need of support during the holidays.  

“We feel truly gratified to support the causes most meaningful to our residents and tenants,” says Greenrock Chief Executive Officer Barbara Rodgers. “How fortunate we are to have an abundance of caring and engaged community members in our Greenrock communities.”  

The causes with the highest votes by residents and tenants this year were mental health, BIPOC communities, and shelters/emergency housing. Greenrock’s IMPACT Committee collaborated with the Executive Team and Board of Directors to nominate six registered, local, non-political, non-religious charities to receive donations through the Greenrock Charitable Trust.  

This time last year, Greenrock donated over $100,000 to Across Boundaries, Ontario Native Women’s Association, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, Fort York Food Bank, and The Redwood as part of the 2020 Greenrock IMPACT Resident and Tenant Donation

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About Greenrock IMPACT: The mission of Greenrock IMPACT is to build stronger, healthier, and environmentally sustainable communities while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting human rights across Canada through a variety of annual initiatives, volunteer programs, and donations.  

About Greenrock: As a third-generation family business dedicated to delivering an exceptional client experience, Greenrock provides expert asset and property management services, property repositioning, sustainability, development, investment management, and Family Office Services. 

For Media Enquiries: Please email Greenrock’s Communications & Social Media Manager, Sarah Cowan, at scowan@greenrockreal.ca 

Greenrock Team Sports Staches for Movember, Donates $10K to Men’s Health Charities

Greenrock is turning its attention to men’s health on November 30th, which marks both Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving and generosity, and the final day of Movember.  

Movember is a month-long global event in November that raises awareness of testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young Canadian men, and prostate cancer, which affects 1 in 9 Canadian men.  

The movement also focuses on mental health, which is an especially important topic during the pandemic. Prolonged isolation can heighten feelings of loneliness and depression, and shame is often a barrier that prevents men from reaching out for support. This year’s Movember movement is all about digging deeper and creating safe spaces to have meaningful conversations with the men in our lives.  

In support of Movember, Greenrock donated a total of $10,000 to Prostate Cancer Canada and Testicular Cancer Canada on behalf of the Greenrock team through the Greenrock Charitable Trust. 

Greenrock team members were also encouraged to help raise awareness of the cause by growing facial hair or flaunting faux moustaches on sticks.  

We thank our team for ditching their razors in support of this important cause and helping us take the stigma out of these conversations. There are helpful tool kits and supports available on the Movember website to learn more about the early signs of prostate and testicular cancer.  

Greenrock’s charitable arm, Greenrock IMPACT, is devoted to giving back to local charities and causes like Movember through annual initiatives and donations. To learn more, please visit https://www.greenrockreal.ca/impact/ 

Green Sanderson Family Foundation Announces Donation Matching Program, Contributes $1 Million to COVID Relief

TORONTO, August 3, 2021 – Greenrock’s COVID-19 Relief Fund has now surpassed $4 Million courtesy of a new matching program by the Green Sanderson Family Foundation (GSFF). The foundation announced today it will pledge $1 Million to pandemic relief, of which $600,000 will be matched dollar for dollar with giving to charities previously funded through Greenrock’s IMPACT Committee and the Greenrock Charitable Trust.

Donna Green, MSM, the founder of Stella’s Place and a well-known philanthropist in Toronto, felt inspired to contribute to Greenrock’s COVID-19 Relief Fund as many of the charities aligned closely with her personal values.

“Community-based charities continue to be in great need and it’s an honour to be able to support so many important recipients during these difficult times while also partnering with Greenrock’s IMPACT charitable programming,” explains Donna. “Together, we are really making a difference in our communities.”

Greenrock recently donated a further $ 1 Million to over 50 Canadian charities as part of its latest COVID-19 Relief Fund tranche. Several months of careful deliberation and planning were spent to create a strong balance of charities – both local and national – all with the intent of making the strongest community impact.

As part of the GSFF matching program, donations to the following charities were matched dollar-for-dollar with contributions from the Greenrock Charitable Trust:

Black Health Alliance, Caribbean African Canadian Social Services, Ontario Native Women’s Association, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, Delta Family Resource Centre, Anishnawbe Health Foundation, SickKids Foundation, Variety Village, Child Development Institute, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, The Toronto Children’s Breakfast Club, Daily Bread Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, Building Roots, Black Creek Community Farm, Second Harvest, Fort York Food Bank, Sherbourne Health, Michael Garron Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Sunnybrook Foundation, Sinai Health Foundation, Casey House, Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line, QMUNITY, The 519, Stella’s Place, Haven Toronto, SPRINT Senior Care, Sunshine Centres for Seniors, Albion Neighborhood Services, The Neighbourhood Group/St. Stephen’s Community House, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Sistering, Out of the Cold Foundation, Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth, Covenant House Toronto, Interval House, The Redwood, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Dress for Success Toronto

In addition to the matching program with Greenrock, Donna selected several other local charities to receive contributions through GSFF, including the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund through Community Foundations of Canada, SKETCH Working Arts, Sheena’s Place, North York Women’s Centre, Art Starts, Regent Park School of Music, Native Earth Performing Arts, and Young Voices Toronto.

Greenrock’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Soars to $3.5 Million

TORONTO, June 7th, 2021 – Greenrock, which was recently named Property Manager of the Year by the Canadian Federation of Apartments Association, is not slowing down the momentum of its pandemic support measures… Greenrock announced today it will donate a further $1 Million to 55 Canadian charities.

“It is a privilege for us at Greenrock to work with so many charities making an incredible impact on the front line of our country’s COVID relief efforts, especially during this tense third-wave. We look forward to seeing the positive results of these donations in the coming months for both our residents and community members,” says Barry Green, Greenrock CEO.

Greenrock will award the funding to the following charities in the respective categories:

Food: Building Roots/Growing Neighborhoods Foundation, The Toronto Children’s Breakfast Club, Daily Bread Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, Black Creek Community Farm, Second Harvest, Fort York Food Bank, St James Town Community Co-op through CanadaHelps.

Shelter/Security: Albion Neighborhood Services, St. Stephen’s Community House, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Sistering, Out of the Cold Foundation, Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth, Covenant House Toronto, Haven Toronto

Healthcare: Sherbourne Health, University Health Network, Michael Garron Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, SickKids Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Sunnybrook Foundation, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Humber River Hospital Foundation, North York General Foundation (Front Line Worker Support), Sinai Health Foundation

Senior Support: SPRINT Senior Care, Sunshine Centres for Seniors, The Neighbourhood Group

Women Support: Interval House, The Redwood, Women’s College Hospital, Women United (United Way Greater Toronto), Dress for Success Toronto

Child/Youth Support: Variety Village, Child Development Institute, Kids Help Phone, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Support: Black Health Alliance, Caribbean African Canadian Social Services, Ontario Native Women’s Association, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, Delta Family Resource Centre, Anishnawbe Health Foundation

LGBTQ2S+ Support: Casey House, Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line, QMUNITY, The 519

Mental Health: CAMH, Stella’s Place

Arts and Culture: Art City in St. James Town

To date, Greenrock’s COVID-19 Relief Fund encompasses $2.3 Million in charitable contributions and $1.2 million in direct resident support. All Greenrock-managed suites received $600 of grocery gift cards to help towards their household expenses and a last month’s rent (LMR) program was created for residents to use their LMR as a credit towards upcoming rent payments.

The Greenrock IMPACT Committee continues to meet on a weekly basis to plan upcoming support measures for residents and community members. Greenrock extends its thanks to the IMPACT Committee for their hard work and to the trustees of the Greenrock Charitable Trust for their support in making these initiatives possible.

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About Greenrock IMPACT: The mission of Greenrock IMPACT is to build stronger, healthier, and environmentally sustainable communities while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting human rights across Canada through a variety of annual initiatives, volunteer programs, and donations. During the pandemic, Greenrock IMPACT has focused its efforts on COVID-19 relief initiatives. 

About Greenrock: As a third-generation family business dedicated to delivering an exceptional client experience, Greenrock provides expert asset and property management services, property repositioning, sustainability, development, investment management, and Family Office Services. For more information, please visit our website.

For Media Enquiries: Please email Greenrock’s Communications & Social Media Manager, Sarah Cowan, at scowan@greenrockreal.ca

Greenrock IMPACT Teams Up with Autism Ontario to Host Virtual Art Classes

TORONTO, May 17th, 2021– With more families cooped up at home and community centres closed during Ontario’s latest stay-at-home order, many autistic adults are struggling with a shortage of activities to stay stimulated and make new connections. Greenrock IMPACT is extending its support by sponsoring a six-week virtual art program with Autism Ontario for adults (18+) on the spectrum. 

Greenrock IMPACT is excited to embark on this new partnership with Autism Ontario as one of several awareness-building initiatives for this year. Autism Ontario is a charitable organization that provides resources and support for thousands of people on the autism spectrum and their families across the province.  

The art program will run Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., May 26th to June 2nd, and offer participants a chance to socialize with peers their age and discover a wide range of artmaking styles from the comfort of their own home.  

 Each class will include a hands-on virtual activity with step-by-step instructions. If you are interested in participating, please register on Autism Ontario’ website.  

During April, Greenrock celebrated Autism Awareness Month by educating staff and residents about the cause and participating in Autism Ontario’s virtual raise the flag ceremony.  

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About Greenrock IMPACT: The mission of Greenrock IMPACT is to build stronger, healthier, and environmentally sustainable communities while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting human rights across Canada through a variety of annual initiatives, volunteer programs, and donations. During the pandemic, Greenrock IMPACT has focused its efforts on COVID-19 relief initiatives.   

About Autism OntarioAutism Ontario has an over 47-year history of representing thousands of families and people on the autism spectrum across Ontario. We are the only organization that has elected volunteer parent representation through our 25 Chapters in key regions across Ontario. We advocate with and on behalf of all people on the autism spectrum and their families – at all ages and stages of life, reflecting a wide range of expression and abilities. 

For Media Enquiries: Please email Greenrock’s Manager of Communications and Social Media, Sarah Cowan, at scowan@greenrockreal.ca 

Greenrock Partners with ONE City to Provide Scholarships for BIPOC Students

TORONTO, March 18, 2021– Greenrock IMPACT is embarking on an exciting new partnership with ONE City Scholarship Fund, an initiative created by Toronto teachers to provide support and mentorship to hard-working students in their post-secondary studies.

A $26,500 donation was made to One City Scholarship Fund through the Greenrock Charitable Trust as part of Greenrock IMPACT’s Black, Indigenous, and other People of Colour (BIPOC) education funding for the year.

The donation will provide 10 scholarships for BIPOC students, with each student receiving a total of $2,500 in the first two years of their studies.

“Seeing our funds in action, with real people making real change, is such a pleasure for us to see at Greenrock. We are very grateful for the teachers and volunteers at ONE City Fund who are on the ground, implementing this program,” says Barry Green, CEO of Greenrock.

Students who receive ONE City scholarships have excelled in their studies despite considerable obstacles created by lack of financial resources, marginalization, low expectations, and stigma.

“The ONE City recipients remind me to never underestimate Toronto’s youth. With a little support, financial and social, these young people will flourish and as a result, so will our city. We’re very grateful that Greenrock is partnering with us to invest in awesome young people poised to play important roles in our future,” says Will Wallace, founder of ONE City Scholarship Fund and teacher at Downsview Secondary School.

ONE City Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the upcoming school year until March 28th, 2021. Applicants must be a full-time student at a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) high school who will attend college or university in the year following graduation.

To learn more about the scholarship and how to apply, visit One City Scholarship Fund’s website.

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About Greenrock IMPACT: The mission of Greenrock IMPACT is to build stronger, healthier, and environmentally sustainable communities while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting human rights across Canada through a variety of annual initiatives, volunteer programs, and donations. During the pandemic, Greenrock IMPACT has focused its efforts on COVID-19 relief initiatives.  

For Media Enquiries: Please email Greenrock’s Manager of Communications and Social Media, Sarah Cowan, at scowan@greenrockreal.ca

Greenrock Real Estate Advisors Donates Further $20,000 to Toronto Charities During COVID-19

Shortly after announcing the winners of its annual resident donation program, Greenrock is donating $10,000 each to Daily Bread Food Bank and SPRINT Senior Care.  

Among many Canadian cities, Toronto is one of the communities hit hardest by the pandemic. With the number of cases rising daily, Greenrock is committed to giving back to charitable organizations that directly support residents, neighbors, and community members in this great time of need.  

The Daily Bread Food Bank is one of Canada’s largest food banks and supplies food to nearly 200 food programs across Toronto with a fleet of five trucks. Greenrock donated $150,000 to Daily Bread Food Bank earlier this year as part of its COVID-19 Relief Fund, which has now exceeded $2 Million. With food insecurity on the rise due to job loss and financial constraints during the pandemic, the volunteers at Daily Bread Food Bank are working tirelessly to ensure no one goes hungry this holiday season.  

SPRINT Senior Care is a not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto that Greenrock has supported throughout the years, offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers.  

Since the early onset of the pandemic, SPRINT Senior Care established a COVID-19 Community Response Team with a variety of initiatives to address the impacts of the pandemic, such as a grocery delivery program, meals on wheels, and wellness checks. The organization was a runner up in the 2020 Greenrock IMPACT Resident Donation program, which donated $100,000 to five local charities voted by residents in December.  

Greenrock is optimistic that 2021 will be a brighter year for Canada, especially with the arrival of the new COVID-19 vaccine.  

Greenrock Gifts Over $100,000 to Canadian Charities on Behalf of Residents, Tenants

TORONTO, December 10, 2020 – In the season of giving, Greenrock residents and tenants voted for several charities across Canada to receive donations through the company’s annual holiday donation programs.

The Greenrock IMPACT Resident Donation is a unique program that was first launched in 2018 and directly involves residents in the nominating and voting process to select winning charities to receive funding each year.

At a virtual ceremony on December 9th, the five Canadian charities below were announced as the winners of the 2020 Greenrock IMPACT Resident Donation and will each receive $20,000 donations:

“It is our pleasure to gift these donations on behalf of the caring and community-minded residents who shared their voice with us this holiday season,” says Gloria Mogavero, Greenrock Chief Executive Officer.

The Redwood received an additional $10,000 on behalf of Postmedia Place tenants, who participated in the annual Greenrock IMPACT Tenant Donation.

“It is truly inspirational the generosity that Greenrock Real Estate Advisors continues to show our emergency shelter and support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence,” says Abi Ajibolade, Executive Director of The Redwood.

The Greenrock IMPACT Committee carefully selected 11 nominees for this year’s voting ballots, which included a wide range of charitable organizations across the country that reflect Greenrock’s values and commitment to diversity.

About Greenrock IMPACT: The mission of Greenrock IMPACT is to build stronger, healthier, and environmentally sustainable communities while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting human rights across Canada through a variety of annual initiatives, volunteer programs, and donations. During the pandemic, Greenrock IMPACT has focused its efforts on COVID-19 relief initiatives.  

About Greenrock Real Estate Advisors: For more information, please visit our website.

For Media Enquiries: Please email Greenrock’s Communications & Social Media Specialist, Sarah Cowan, at scowan@greenrockreal.ca