Community Comes First

Communities are at the heart of everything we do. So, naturally, it’s where we choose to give back.

The Taggart Parkes Foundation is a non-profit, family-run organization that is committed to giving back to the communities in which we have lived and worked for three generations. Our focus is on building relationships with local organizations, with an emphasis on improving health care services, supporting and empowering at-risk youth, and fostering healthy communities.

Going back to the post-World War II era, Harold and Muriel Taggart began helping returning war veterans as they integrated back into their community. This work expanded into assisting youth and in later years into improving health care. Harold and Muriel instilled in their children and grandchildren the importance of supporting the broader community, of lending a hand to those who need help, and of showing philanthropic leadership in the business community.

That spirit has continued to be passed down into the second and third generations. The Taggart Group of Companies' ethos is “Integrity. Quality. Community.”  We strive to stay true to that in everything we do.

Community Comes First brings together the work of the Taggart Parkes Foundation, as well as the many other community activities, volunteer work, and company sponsorships in which we are involved. The Taggart Parkes Foundation, Taggart family, and the employees of the Taggart Group of Companies are committed to improving our communities through financial support and volunteerism. Community Comes First celebrates these initiatives and speaks to our ongoing commitment to the communities in which we live, work, and grow.

Initiatives

We Support

Christie Lake Kids

Year after year, the Taggart Parkes Foundation is honoured to partner with Christie Lake Kids, a life-changing organization that serves economically disadvantaged children and youth by providing recreation and skill-building programs at no cost and with all barriers to participation...

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The Shoebox Project

The Shoebox Project collects and distributes shoeboxes full of gifts for women in need across Canada and the US. Tamarack Homes has been a proud partner of the Shoebox project for the last few years.

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Ottawa Food Bank

The Taggart Parkes Foundation is renewing its partnership with the Ottawa Food Bank to help distribute more healthy food to our neighbours in need. Each month more than 37,500 people in Ottawa turn to a food bank for assistance. The...

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Youville

The Taggart Group of Companies is happy to announce that we are teaming up with the Youville Centre through their mentorship program to help young mothers explore career paths in the construction industry. The Youville Centre, located in Ottawa, is a...

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Citizen Advocacy

It is a place where people with disabilities and their families feel welcomed, safe, not judged and able to speak their minds; a place where they receive the recognition, guidance and support they are seeking. Citizen Advocacy Ottawa recognizes the...

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Our Partnerships