Skip to content

The Canadian Real Estate Association Achieves Excellence Canada Gold Level Certification

Ottawa, ON, October 27, 2016 — The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is pleased to announce that it has achieved Gold Level certification in the Excellence, Innovation and Wellness (EIW) Standard of Excellence Canada.

Key attributes of a Gold level certification include an organization-wide focus on excellence, innovation and wellness issues; meeting and exceeding strategic goals; positive results achieved across all areas/departments of the organization; and widespread quantifiable improvement as a result of moving from reactive to proactive approaches and practices.

“REALTORS® across the country can be proud of their national association,” said Cliff Iverson, president of CREA. “The Gold Level certification is a tangible sign that CREA is committed to achieving excellence through continuous improvement.”

CREA’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Simonsen, added “This award is a clear testament to CREA’s achievements and our continued commitment to being among the best Canadian organizations to work for.”

Founded by Industry Canada, Excellence Canada is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing organizational performance across Canada. Since its inception, Excellence Canada has helped thousands of organizations in Canada implement continual quality improvement systems and employee wellness strategies. As Canada’s national authority on Quality and Healthy Workplace® practices, Excellence Canada provides measurable standards and objective validation through its certification programs.

According to Excellence Canada, excellent organizations continually improve performance; they are innovative, competitive, and customer focused; they are healthy, inclusive, and sustainable; and they are economically, socially, and environmentally responsible.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 115,000 REALTORS® working through some 90 real estate Boards and Associations.


For more information, please contact:

Pierre Leduc, Media RelationsThe Canadian Real Estate AssociationTel.: 613-237-7111 or 613-884-1460E-mail:

More News