Founded in 1994 with a vision to revolutionize the way people live and work, Dream is one of Canada’s leading real estate companies, and manages $16 billion of assets across 8 countries. Responsible for some of Canada’s most iconic and transformative projects, we always invest with purpose, embracing creativity, passion and innovation, while delivering strong returns and positively impacting the communities and the world around us.
Commitment to Diversity
At Dream, we believe in building inclusive communities - meaning places where everyone can feel welcome to fully participate in social and economic life. We believe this should also extend to the people and businesses that build, maintain, and animate our communities. Through targets and actions that support diverse businesses and jobs for equity-seeking groups we help create more inclusive communities within and beyond our real estate.
Our social procurement strategy supports other developers and property managers to source diverse vendors and local businesses, creating additional impacts beyond our initial efforts. By supporting equity-seeking groups and creating new pathways for local, independent and socially responsible businesses our new targets will make the supply chain more diverse and inclusive by 2025. With our inclusive procurement policies we will continue to grow new relationships with dynamic and exceptional businesses.
With our enhanced focus on impact investing, we are aligning our efforts around our core mission — building better communities for people to live, work, and play in. In fact, we have created a dedicated trust that targets projects that create positive and lasting impacts on our communities and the environment.
Our culture is one of inclusion and belonging. Inclusiveness and treating one another fairly are important tools in helping us to build better communities. At Dream we value Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement (DIA) for our workforce and communities. We believe in making our work environment and the communities in which we operate in a space for all individuals to be their authentic selves. This is best reflected through our engagement in 4 pillars: Listen, Learn, Action, and Accountability.
Dream’s DIA team consists of board members and employees from of all levels, regions, and backgrounds throughout our organization. This team is passionate about elevating and building our expertise and responsibility to making a difference and having an impact for our people and our communities. To assist us in our journey we have partnered with different social causes and companies who provide us with their expertise and a solid foundation for our DIA program - and we don't plan on stopping there.
We are committed to reviewing our practices and ensuring there are no gaps in how we operate. To do this effectively, we have focused on our four employee-led workstreams (Community, Recruitment, Advancement, and the DREAM Difference) which aim to foster diversity, inclusion & advancement.
Vision for the Future
Dream believes in building better communities and investments which make a positive and lasting impact on people and the planet along three verticals: Environmental Sustainability & Resilience, Attainable & Affordable Housing, and Inclusive Communities. We strive to continuously reduce the environmental impact of our operations and developments as well as positively contribute to the low carbon economy. We are confident that we can reach net zero GHG emissions by 2035 – fifteen years ahead of science-based targets.
As an impact-focused company, we are committed to building inclusive communities where everyone has an opportunity to participate and succeed. This includes creating opportunities for the people who build and work in our buildings and communities. Intentionally designed and programed communities that are safe and inclusive for all, including creating spaces that encourage mental and physical health and wellness.