Ann Bosley of Toronto is CREA's 60th President



    OTTAWA, March 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Ann Bosley of Toronto, Ontario became the
60th President of The Canadian Real Estate Association on March 24th.
    Ann is Vice-President of Bosley Real Estate in Toronto, a family-owned
firm founded in 1928. She has more than 20 years experience in the real estate
industry, joining the CREA Board of Directors as Director-at-Large in 2004.
    She has served as a member of the CREA Competition Research and Strategy
Task Force, was a member of the CREA 2004-2005 Agency Review Task Force and
served as Chair of CREA's FINTRAC Compliance Task Force. She was also the
Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President in 2002, and served on TREB's Board
of Directors for several years.
    CREA's new President outlined her vision for the coming year at the CREA
Leadership Conference on March 25th. She says communication with the public,
real estate Boards and members and is one of her top priorities.
    "We will demonstrate to the public that REALTORS(R) not only care about
where people live, but how they live as well," said Ann. "It's time we were
respected and acknowledged for our tremendous contributions to our
communities."
    One way in which CREA will achieve this through the creation of the
Canadian REALTORS Care(TM) Foundation, which was officially launched at the
CREA Annual General Meeting on March 24th. Ann was instrumental in the
creation of the Foundation and served as the Foundation's first President.
    Another issue is CREA's commitment to aboriginal housing. The Association
announced its participation in a national conference on aboriginal housing at
the CREA AGM. The conference is being organized by CMHC and Habitat for
Humanity Canada, and will be held in Victoria later this year. Last year, CREA
developed a major case study on aboriginal housing in Canada. The case study
was prepared as part of the Association's participation in the International
Housing Coalition, and was presented at the World Urban Forum 3 in June 2006.
    This is the third time in the history of The Canadian Real Estate
Association that a member of the Bosley family has served as its President.
Ann's husband Tom Bosley served as CREA's President in 1997. His uncle Murray
Bosley holds the distinction of serving as the 13th President of the
Association, and was elected to the position in 1958.

    About The Canadian Real Estate Association
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    The Canadian Real Estate Association is one of Canada's largest
single-industry trade Associations, and represents more than 88,000
REALTORS(R) across Canada. CREA's primary mission is to represent its members
at the federal level of government and to act as a watchdog on national
legislation affecting or impacting the real estate industry. CREA also works
to defend the public's right to own and enjoy property.


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For further information:

For further information: Bob Linney, Communications Director, The
Canadian Real Estate Association, Office: (613) 237-7111, Cell: (613)
795-4346

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