Political Affairs

OMDREB works locally and with our provincial and national associations (OREA and CREA), to promote legislation and regulations that benefit homeowners and that help REALTORS® better serve their clients. 

Our Government Relations (GR) Committee keeps a pulse on local issues that impact our community. 

Political Action Committee (PAC) Days 

Attending the provincial and federal PAC Days is vital for the OMDREB’s GR Committee to stay up-to-date with issues in our province and across the country. The provincial conference is held every fall in Toronto, while the federal affairs conference is held in Ottawa in the spring. These virtual and in-person events provide an opportunity for REALTORS® to speak directly to their Member(s) of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) and Member(s) of Parliament (MPs) about issues that affect homeowners and the real estate industry. 

During PAC Days, OMDREB has the opportunity to share our perspectives on legislative matters, regulatory changes, and government policies that impact the real estate industry. Together, with other local boards, our advocacy efforts can influence policy decisions and create an environment that supports the growth and success of the real estate sector. For more information on our advocacy efforts, please contact Communications@omdreb.ca

Current Local/Provincial Issues 

Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, launched the long-awaited Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF). This $4 billion initiative will provide upfront funding to municipal governments to fast track the creation of housing supply across Canada. Applications will open up Summer 2023, and will allow local government to apply for funding. 

OMDREB is hopeful the HAF is a step towards addressing the supply crisis in Canada. However, we recognize there’s still a lot more work to be done. Together with CREA, we will continue to push for effective government initiatives that make housing more accessible.    
The HAF aims to help cities, towns, and Indigenous governments unlock new housing supply by speeding up development and approval processes. This could include updating permitting systems, incentivizing development near public transit, or introducing zoning reforms to build more density.  

Current Federal Issues 

Housing In Canada 

On September 9, at the Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex in Oakville, The Oakville, Milton, and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) met with a number of officials across the housing spectrum to form and commence the first meeting of the Regional Housing Roundtable. To learn more about the Regional Housing Roundtable, click here.

For updates on other Provincial and Federal Initiatives, check out some of our advocacy partners Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA).