Community Comes First
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.
The Taggart Parkes Foundation, Taggart family, and employees of the Taggart Group of Companies are committed to improving our communities through volunteer work, sponsorships and financial support. Our initiatives speak to our ongoing commitment to the communities in which we live, work, and grow.
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Scholarship for Students from Algonquin Communities
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) and the Taggart Group have officially announced the creation and launch of a new scholarship for students from Algonquin communities, The Taggart Award for Algonquin Students.Read More
Harold Taggart founded Taggart Construction in the 1940’s based on the values of integrity, cooperation, and teamwork, while his wife Muriel Taggart instilled the same values in their family’s everyday living. Muriel went on to serve on the Y’s Board...Read More
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
In 2020, the Taggart Parkes Foundation is excited to be partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO), Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring organization.Read More
We are committed to creating a greener and more sustainable future, and this prompted us to establish a dedicated Sustainability Committee in 2011. This committee of employee members researches, coordinates, and implements various initiatives intended to promote sustainable practices.
We opt for clean energy alternatives
We have installed solar panels on the roofs of some of our offices and retail plazas as a source of renewable energy.
We support our local ecosystems
We have dedicated dozens of acres of natural open space in the last decade and enhanced animal habitats where appropriate. We have also partnered with a local company to provide a home for a colony of bees, a valuable and important part of our urban ecosystem.
We designed our office for sustainability
We installed an automatic light adjustment system to maximize the use of natural daylight, changed all light fixtures to LED, and installed infrared sensors that reduce energy usage in vacant spaces. We also shut the power off nightly to nonessential outlets and centrally operate the temperature control to maximize efficiency.
We recycle on site
We have dedicated bins on our job sites for wood, which is reused for mulch on site or sent for recycling where appropriate. We are also crushing and reusing stone on our job sites where possible.