The Canadian Real Estate Association names Janice Myers as new Chief Executive Officer


Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) announced that Janice Myers has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 2, 2024.
Myers is currently the CEO at the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB). She brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership of real estate boards, having started as Executive Director of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board in 2001. Janice has dedicated more than 25 years of her career to the not-for-profit sector.
“As the new CEO, I am proud to build on recent successes, ensuring CREA remains at the forefront of promoting a resilient and transparent real estate ecosystem, fostering trust among stakeholders, and contributing to the sustainable growth of the Canadian real estate markets,” stated Myers. “Together, we will strive to create a future where housing is a fundamental human right, the interests of our members are protected, the needs of home buyers, sellers, and businesses are met with integrity, and the Canadian real estate industry continues to thrive.”
Myers will replace interim CEO Debra Cowan, who returns to the Chief Financial Officer position. CEO Michael Bourque stepped down this fall, after more than five years as CREA’s CEO.
“We are delighted to welcome Janice as our new CEO, after an extensive search process,” said Larry Cerqua, Chair of CREA. “Janice is a dynamic, values-driven leader with a diverse background of experiences and an excellent track record of delivery in real estate board and association leadership. CREA’s Board of Directors believes she is a great fit for the organization, with the right combination of skills and experience to lead it through its next phases.”