District Realty strongly believes in giving back to our community and making it a better place. Our executive team, lead by Steve Ramphos and Jason Shinder, and many of our employees have volunteered their time and energy to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous local charities and and worthy causes, including:
- Jewish Federation of Ottawa
- Hellenic Community of Ottawa
- Metropolis Council (Greek Orthodox Church of Canada)
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute
- The Ottawa Hospital
- CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)
- Canadian Diabetes Association
- Ottawa Food Bank
- United Way
- Habitat for Humanity
Steve Ramphos, Co-Founder & President
Steve is a former President of the Hellenic Community, as well as former Member of both the Diocesan Council of Canada and the Metropolis Council of Canada. In 2003, he was elevated to the position of ARCON of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the highest position given to a layperson worldwide by the Greek Orthodox Church.
As the Chair of the Hellenic Community’s Annual Gold Plate Dinner between 1985 and 2015, Steve has helped raised well over $2,000,000 for the Hellenic Community. In addition, he is a major donor and fundraiser for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, McGill University and many other charities.
Steve has sat on the Board of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation since 2005 and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 2007.
Jason Shinder, Principal & Executive Vice President
A Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Jason is heavily involved with many of the Jewish community’s fundraising activities, including serving as Chair of the JFO’s annual golf tournament in 2005 and 2006 (an event that raised $450,000). From 2008 to 2010, Jason served as Chair of the JFO Annual Campaign, which currently raises more than $5,000,000 annually.