ORTIS evolved out of regional initiatives being pursued by two distinct neighbouring groups in early 2014. CoreLogic, the provider of the Matrix system, served as the catalyst in our thinking and structure. They encouraged the move to one regional system. With a supplier-driven deadline of early 2015, the founding boards — Brantford, Cambridge, Guelph, Hamilton-Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Oakville-Milton and Simcoe — began to meet on a regular basis to begin to realize the benefits of one regional system.
What differentiates ORTIS from other regional systems are our mission, vision and values, and from that foundation, the governance structure that naturally flows from it. We are proud of it. We are not interested in providing services to any associations but rather want to welcome them to the ORTIS family.
ORTIS has been created with a strong, and cohesive sense of why we exist, and how we can continue to benefit our members and their users.
• ORTIS will be the preferred MLS® System & Technology provider for real estate
boards and associations
• REALTORS® will have the best tools and technology enabling them to provide
superior solutions to their clients
• Clients will value and choose REALTORS® that belong to an ORTIS Association
As a not-for-profit driven by technology, our mission at ORTIS is quite simply to:
• Provide access to manage an MLS® and supporting technologies
Were created to set a framework for our decision-making, collaboration, cooperation and all its possibilities.