We recently caught up with Shae Invidiata, and the good news is that it was a refreshing change of pace from the standard real estate sales representative talking shop. When one experiences success, it is only natural to have an abiding respect for giving back. Within a few minutes of conversing, it was obvious that Shae is embracing her multitude of talents and interests in real estate, publishing, wellness and philanthropy.
Oh, but alas, it is all in the details.
Shae smells ethereal, I presume, as she is a purveyor of essential oils (EO). To better understand this, allow yourself to settle into a comfortable seat. Close your eyes and recall the scent of sandalwood, myrrh and ylang-ylang drifting through your nostrils. Yes, Shae is enamoured with doTERRA®, a Utah-based Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company selling Essential Oils. No judgement on the MLM front, as many of us can acknowledge that plant-based oils serve as a mood enhancer. This contributes to our sense of wellness. Or is that just me?
For the past decade, Shae has been an important player in her family’s real estate company, Invidiata Realty, serving Toronto, Oakville and the GTA. Invidiata Realty is synonymous with exclusive properties to be found in and around Toronto and Oakville. The Invidiata family also has a quarterly magazine, The Invidiata Collection, which curates the best in real estate, culture and lifestyle.
Shae feels an allegiance to Oakville and Toronto, so it was natural for her to become emotionally connected to the communities within them. In 2010, Shae realized her philanthropic mission and founded Free-Them, a not-for-profit organization working towards ending human trafficking. Her willingness to address such a poignant issue is crucial as many people are not comfortable discussing the amount of children and young adults caught up in sex trafficking in North America.
Fast forward to early February 2020 where she is awaiting the official announcement of Canada’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Day commencing February 22, 2020. Shae was not fully satisfied as she highlighted that in the United States, the White House has issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring January 2020 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In the US, the White House proclaimed a whole month dedicated to acknowledging, intercepting and eradicating human trafficking. Shae wants Canada to participate in some major catch up (18 years) as the White House’s proclamation highlights the 20-year anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Shae’s non-profit, Free-Them has brought our communities together to support trafficking awareness and support for victims all year round.
Shae Invidiata exemplifies the character and countenance that we all strive for in 2020. And as I mentioned, she has a special aroma of essential oils. We appreciate her as a well rounded, conscientious proprietor serving our national interests.