Kootenay Friends of realm

Helping those who help others

Every person whose life is improved stems from the earnest work that REALM does. That’s why supporting their mission is so extraordinary. 

Kootenay Friends of REALM

Who we are

Kootenay Freinds of REALM provides grants to REALM for their unfunded services. There’s never enough money to do all of the things that they want to do for their clients. They often wish to facilitate employment certifications, community inclusion events, and social inclusion outings. These services are not funded by the province. With our help, REALM can provide these valuable programs so that the individuals they support can reach their full potential.

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Our Programs

Our programs support REALM and the individuals which it empowers.

About Us

To help Realm Cranbrook develop funding towards program enhancements for people with disabilities, community awareness, community inclusion and education.

Get Involved

Membership to our non-profit is $10.00 per year.

Special Thank you

Kootenay Friends of REALM are proud to announce a $700 donation from ​StellerVista Credit Union earmarked for events designated towards our Down Syndrome clients.  

With this seed money Kootenay Friends of REALM (KFR) is proud to announce its partnership with REALM for an annual event dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging World Down Syndrome Day every March 21st.  This collaboration underscores our commitment to fostering inclusivity and raising awareness about Down Syndrome in our community.  

Additionally, we are excited to embark on future endeavours to strengthen our relationship with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, with whom we aim to collaborate on upcoming events and opportunities.  Together, we strive to create a more supportive and inclusive society for individuals with Down Syndrome.  

Thank you, StellarVista Credit Union, for your generous donation to start this event!

May 2024 Update

Bottle sorting continues. We have sorted all the bottles and cans that were collected from October to today. We would like to thank everyone for their bottle donations and if anyone would like to donate let us know and we can work out a pickup or a drop off address.

kindness and generosity

Thank you so much for your generous donation of bottles! Your contribution is greatly appreciated and will significantly impact the participants of REALM. Your support means a lot to us and will help us make a difference in people’s lives. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity!

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What they're saying

“It gives me the opportunity to experience the skills and the accomplishments that I made and now looking back on what I’ve done I feel very proud of myself that I was able to accomplish those,” said Leonty. “And now I can move on forward and go to the next phase in my life. So It’s a great support group provider and without it we would not be able to showcase what we can do.”

He says REALM has given him the chance to connect with peer groups, other people with disabilities as well as given him increased confidence by letting him showcase his talent of singing.

Read the full write up in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman by clicking on the link below

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