Helping to Build Stronger Communities
A home does not exist in isolation – it is part of a wider community. Tarion and our over 200 employees take this truth to heart each year as we help to strengthen Ontario’s communities through a wide assortment of charitable activities.
In 2018, Tarion launched a new Corporate Social Responsibility Plan which restates and reinforces our commitment to community support and engagement. Staff fundraising and volunteer hours over the course of the year bear out this promise:
- Through our employee-driven Tarion Cares Committee, staff raised over $7,000 for more than 15 charities including Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth, the Newcomer Centre for Peel, Me to We and the Canadian Red Cross;
- Through our charitable golf tournament, we raised $20,000 to support the Children’s Wish Foundation; and
- We raised close to $4,000 and entered a team in the Bright Run, an annual event held in support of breast cancer research at Hamilton’s Juravinski Cancer Centre
Tarion also continued our decades-long relationship with Habitat for Humanity, an international organization and registered Ontario builder whose mission is to build affordable housing for deserving families. In addition to waiving the enrolment fee for 1,149 Habitat for Humanity homes since 1993, the collective efforts of employees from across the organization in 2018 made it possible for Tarion to send 10 employees to assist in the construction of a home for an immigrant family in Orleans.
Whether we are protecting one of life’s biggest investments or supporting organizations and initiatives around us, community is at the heart of what Tarion does.