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Helping Project Warmth obtain 2022 Goal

 

Project Warmths’ goal is to ensure that less fortunate stay warm and dry over the harsh winter months.  Throughout the months of December 2022 to February 2023, Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. is accepting blankets, gloves, scarves, parkas and other warm clothing for those in need.

By making a donation of warm clothing or a financial contribution, you can make an immediate difference for someone that is homeless and struggling to take care of themselves or they family.  Emerald’s goal is to collect 5 bins of warm items over the 3 months by engaging with its stakeholders, residents and contractors.

 

Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. will be collecting on behalf of Project Warmth donations of both new and used:

  • warm clothing,
  • outerwear (jackets, coats, gloves, mitts, toques),
  • Boots and shoes,
  • sleeping bags, and
  • blankets.

Donations can be placed in bags or boxes and be left at the collection site during regular business hours at Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.’s head office located at: 1036 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB  T2R 1M4.  Please contact our team with any questions regarding this initiative at 403-237-8600.


It’s Moustache Season at Emerald

It’s year 7 and the Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. family is getting to GRO for moustache season! 

Stayed tuned to Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.s Facebook page and Instagram page for the announcement of THE “sign” that the season has officially begun, along with updates about what the #EmeraldMos are doing to do good and save lives by raising funds and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

If growing a moustache isn’t your thing, but you want to support the cause – just follow the link and make a donation on our page!

Have a peak at our TikTok Movember Memories created by Emerald’s MoBros and MoSisters in 2021:

 

May The Stache Be With You!


Celebrating 50 years for property management and service to the community, Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. is a leading licensed property management brokerage of rental housing, mixed-use real estate assets and condominium corporations.  The Emerald family is engaged to foster a vibrant corporate culture that ensures equal opportunity and well-being for all team members in a dynamic and rewarding workplace.  To learn more about Emerald’s commitment to community, visit our Community Involvement page or contact us today!


A Conversation about Safer Spaces

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. Those assisting victims in our city have reported that the number of people accessing help from domestic abuse has doubled since the start of the pandemic.

Prevention is the key word when it comes to domestic violence.

There are many things we can do to become aware of family violence and prevent it from continuing to occur.  Join Lauretta Enders, BA, CPM with Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. and Maggie MacKillop with HomeFront Calgary to discuss the Safer Spaces Act and the Safe Spaces Legislation — its impact on landlords and property managers, the opportunities it provides tenants seeking support, and how you can make a difference.

IMPORTANT: If you’re at risk of domestic violence, you don’t have to wait until you receive your certificate before moving out. Call 911 if you’re in immediate danger. Call 310-1818 for information on supports available to you.

“Nobody has to do this alone. Being a property manager or landlord, we don’t have to be the experts… If someone’s coming forward with this disclosure, it is important to believe them and do what we can on our level to help and support, or refer them on to the people who are the experts and can really help a family or individual at such a serious time of crisis.” 

– Lauretta Enders, BA, CPM, Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.

Background to the Safer Spaces Legislation

Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act was passed in August 2016. This legislation, Termination of Tenancy (Domestic Violence) Regulation, and amendments to the RTA Ministerial Regulation, were proclaimed. These changes to the RTA allow victims of domestic violence to end a tenancy early and without financial penalty. This legislation applies in cases where: if the tenancy continues: the tenant’s safety is at risk, a dependant child’s safety is at risk; or a a protected adult’s safety is at risk.

How does someone obtain a Safer Spaces Certificate?

Either the victim, or someone acting on their behalf with their consent, must follow these steps to get a certificate.  As outlined on the Government of Alberta’s website:

Step 1: Get a supporting document

To request a certificate, you’ll need to provide one of the following documents:

1. An existing court order, such as:

  • Emergency Protection Order
  • Queen’s Bench Protection Order
  • Peace Bond
  • Restraining Order
  • Other relevant court order

OR

2. A Certified Professional Statement

This is a signed statement from a certified professional declaring the tenant is a victim of domestic violence. To obtain one:

  1. Download and fill out the certified professional statement 
  2. Then, get it signed by a certified professional. See the list of professionals who can sign it for you.

Step 2: Send in your document

Send your contact information and document by:

Step 3: After you send your request

Receiving your certificate

A certificate will be issued to you within 7 days, upon receipt of your request and supporting documentation. A Safer Spaces Advisor will contact you directly to discuss the delivery option that works best for you.

Giving notice

Once you receive the certificate, serve it to your landlord – along with a signed, written notice to vacate – in person or by registered mail.

Notice must be served at least 28 days before you move out, and within 90 days after the date on which the certificate was issued.

The landlord will then terminate your tenancy agreement on the date stated in the notice, without financial penalty.

About HomeFront Calgary

Since the inception of HomeFront in 2000, domestic violence re-offense rates in Calgary have been cut in half and victim engagement in the justice process has more than doubled. Victims are safer, offenders are being held accountable and families are being given their best chance at a future free from domestic violence. 

HomeFront’s mission is to create  safe community by eliminating domestic violence through direct client services, justice coordination and facilitated community action. 

HomeFront’s sign to help recognize the warning signs of domestic abuse

“There are several signs to be mindful of when interacting with residents and rental properties that may indicate abuse is occurring:

  • Repeated late payment of rent 
  • Noticeable injuries or signs of cover-up including sunglasses, makeup, or clothing 
  • Change in tenant’s behaviour 
  • Fewer visitors or going out less 
  • Expressions of fear 
  • Noise complaints or concerns expressed by other tenants 
  • Property damage, such as holes punched in walls

By being aware of this complex social problem and informed of the signs of domestic abuse, landlords and property managers can help provide an educated response to residents experiencing violence and refer to them all necessary avenues of support.

“We have a saying at HomeFront which is ‘never miss an opportunity to support a victim in their time of need because it may be the only time they reach out.’ You could be the difference between living a life of safety and health or continued impact by domestic violence. It takes everybody doing their part. It’s as simple as asking someone if they’re okay and listening. You don’t have to be the expert; there are many resources out there.”

– Maggie MacKillop, HomeFront”

For more information visit:  The Domestic Violence Toolkit for Landlords at: https://homefrontcalgary.com/safer-spaces-act/

 

 

Keep calm and Movember on with Emerald

It is almost November, pumpkin spice season and sweater weather is in FULL swing!  Temperatures are cooling off,  fall clean ups are underway … and most importantly: It’s about to get hairy for Movember!

 

The team at Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. is hyped for moustache season and connect to do good and save lives by raising funds and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

For the sixth year in a row, the #EmeraldMos will host team events to help raise awareness and money in support of important health issues.  Mid-October our team’s commitment will be marked by a “sign” to kick up the Mo’ments taking place throughout the month. 

Follow Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.s Facebook page and Instagram page for the announcement of THE “sign” and team updates.  Moreover, this marks the commitment of our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas goal to seize the challenge and make an impact on the face of men’s health.  As they most importantly, do their part to make a difference for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. 

If growing a moustache isn’t your thing, but you want to support the cause – just follow the link and make a donation on our page!

Thank you for your support in making an impact for men’s health!

 


Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. is a leading licensed property management brokerage of rental housing, mixed-use real estate assets and condominium corporations.  Dedication to the community for almost 50 years, the team at Emerald is engaged to foster a vibrant corporate culture that ensures equal opportunity and well-being for all team members in a dynamic and rewarding workplace.  To learn more about Emerald’s commitment to community, visit our Community Involvement page or contact us today!


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