About CENTURY 21
CENTURY 21® is the world's largest and most recognized residential real estate franchise sales organization, providing training, management and technology support for 7,300 offices and 110,000 members in 77 countries worldwide.
In Canada, CENTURY 21 has been investing in the dreams of homeowners ever since Executive Chairman and Founder, U. Gary Charlwood, brought the brand to Canada in 1976.
Today, with more than 9,000 System members in 272 cities across the country, CENTURY 21 Canada® is still proudly Canadian owned and operated by the Charlwood Pacific Group.
Wherever the neighbourhood, our REALTORS® provide homeowners and buyers with global reach and local expertise. We are exceptionally proud of the gold standard that we have established in real estate and continue to find innovative ways to exceed our customers' expectations while elevating and reshaping the industry.
At CENTURY 21 however, we are concerned with more than real estate; we are dedicated to improving the communities that our customers, and System members, call home. Easter Seals is our charity of choice, and our System members have contributed $117 million globally in support of families living with disabilities. Since 1979, CENTURY 21 Canada has raised more than $9 million in support of local Easter Seals, giving hundreds of Canadian kids fully-accessible summer camp experiences!
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is dedicated to fully enhancing the quality of life, self-esteem and self-determination of Canadians with disabilities.
As Canada's largest local provider of programs, services, issues-leadership and development for the disability community, Easter Seals is dedicated to helping Canadians with disabilities participate fully in society, living lives to their full potential.
Easter Seals provincial organizations offer transformative programs and services at the local level, the best known of which are Easter Seals camp programs.
Every year thousands of children challenge themselves while having the time of their lives at Easter Seals camps nationwide.
Other services include year-round active living opportunities, as well as the provision of specialized mobility and access equipment such as mobility aids, assistive technology, adaptive computers, augmentative communication devices and adaptations to homes and vehicles for wheelchair accessibility.
Normally these assistive aids are cost prohibitive for most people and families. With help from its donors and sponsors, Easter Seals works to ensure that everyone with a disability has access to the equipment and services they need to make the most of their abilities.
Easter Seals is a member of Imagine Canada's Ethical Code Program.
About Easter Seals Camps
Camp is a Life-Changer
Summer camp has been changing lives forever! Whether you are an able-bodied camper, a camper living with a disability or participated as a staff member – camp can be life-changing!
Easter Seals sends kids to 16 summer camps across Canada. These fully accessible properties allow kids with disabilities to have experiences they would never otherwise have – the opportunity to participate fully in the out-of-doors for the first time, with a camp full of kids who have had largely, a shared life experience - hard to match! Just imagine for a second what it would take for a youngster in a wheelchair to go on a canoe ride. Or swing high off the ground on a ropes course. Or swim in a lake. Or toast marshmallows over an open fire. Or participate in a camp-wide scavenger hunt. Or sleep away from home in a bunk surrounded with a group of new friends who understand how they feel on any given day.
This is the gift of camp.
Easter Seals Camps in Your Province
Our Campers Say it Best — Testimonials
"Easter Seals camp is the best! I love going to camp because I get to do fun things like swimming and fishing. I get to meet new people and try new things. The camp is accessible and the camp staff are amazing. They help us with lots of things. If we want to try something new, the staff find a way to make that happen for us. My only wish is that I could go for the whole summer!"
"Easter Seals Camp Horizon allows me to be independent! It is the highlight of my year. I always look forward to it and, I always have many wonderful memories to last until I get to go again!"
"I have enjoyed going to Camp Woodeden over the past years. I have met a lot of friends from camp. My favourite things to do at camp are the ropes course and the rocking climbing wall. I am so glad that Easter Seals has been a part of my and my family's life and helped me to be the best that I can be!"
"The kids at school focus on my disabilities, while the people at camp focus on my abilities. That is why camp is so special to me. My favourite activities to do at camp are the Giant Swing because I like the thrill of being so high up in the air out of my wheelchair and the speed of swinging, and also horseback riding because it is calming and a new experience."
"In the small town I live in I'm known as Joe – the guy in the wheelchair… But at Easter Seals Camp Horizon I'm just Joe."