Making a Difference in Ukrainian Refugees Lives One Home at a Time
Toronto – 9th June 2022 – Starlight Investments (“Starlight”) is pleased to announce that along with its commitment to provide housing to Ukrainian refugees across Canada, the company’s Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Fund raised over $50,000 in total in support of four philanthropic Ukraine relief funds; the UNHCR Canada’s Ukraine Relief Fund, the Canadian UNICEF Committee’s Ukraine Emergency Fund, the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto’s Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund and the Canadian Red Cross Society’s Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. Starlight matched every dollar raised by the fund, doubling the overall impact and providing further much-needed value and support.
This past March, Starlight partnered with other leading rental providers in Canada and pledged to work with authorities and agencies leading refugee programs to determine how to best support refugees arriving in Canada. Shortly thereafter, Starlight launched a communications outreach campaign to funnel and ascertain potential rental inquiries while simultaneously launching the Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Fund with the stated collective goal of rallying community and partner support around this pressing issue.
Today, Starlight is pleased to announce that it was able to successfully provide homes to over 60 Ukrainian refugees as part of the first phase of the company’s support initiative. Understanding the challenges of a sudden move abroad, Starlight is working to be as flexible as possible.
“As a leading rental housing provider, we are passionate about supporting those in need in any community in which we operate. We are proud of the work done by our teams to ensure that we are able to support displaced Ukrainians as they seek normalcy and peace here in Canada.” — Daniel Drimmer, Starlight President and Chief Executive Officer.
Starlight continues to work to assess the needs of current refugee residents in order to develop further fundraising and support initiatives that positively and meaningfully address their critical needs, both currently and into the future. In phase two of the initiative, Starlight will work with a variety of community partners to execute on targeted programming and donations as well as supporting with additional homes.
“This has been an incredibly gratifying initiative to support,” said Simone Webb, Starlight Executive Director of National Leasing. “At Starlight, we are always committed to furthering the best interests of our residents and our communities, but this becomes especially important for those experiencing hardships as they settle into a new country.”
Starlight remains committed to providing support for Ukrainian refugees making their way in Canada. The company thanks its partners and employees for sharing in this commitment through their donations and engagement with the fund.
Please note that there has been an overwhelming response for suites in phase one. As such, Starlight no longer has any suites available and is already maintaining an extensive waitlist for phase two.
Starlight Investments is a privately held Toronto-based, full service, multi-family and commercial real estate investment and asset management company driven by an experienced team of over 360 professionals. The company currently manages over $25.0 billion of direct real estate as well as real estate investment securities. Investment vehicles include institutional joint ventures, True North Commercial REIT, Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Funds, the Northview Fund and Starlight Capital Funds. Starlight Investment’s portfolio consists of approximately 73,000 multi-residential units across Canada and the U.S. and over 9.0 million square feet of commercial properties. Please visit us at www.starlightinvest.com and connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/starlight-investments-ltd-