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









The cold weather means it is time to get out and enjoy winter sports! This community rink in Tamarack's Cardinal Creek Village is maintained by volunteers and is now open for community use. Getting outside and getting active is a great way to enjoy your community! #community #getactive #getoutside #orleans

The cold weather means it is time to get out and enjoy winter sports! This community rink in Tamarack's Cardinal Creek Village is maintained by volunteers and is now open for community use. Getting outside and getting active is a great way to enjoy your community! #community #getactive #getoutside #orleans

Thank you to The Ottawa Hospital for this kind message of thanks in the @ottawacitizen over the weekend. It is an honour and a pleasure to partner with organizations in our community that make a difference in the lives of our friends, family, neighbours, and others! #thankyou #givingback #community #taggartparkes

Thank you to The Ottawa Hospital for this kind message of thanks in the @ottawacitizen over the weekend. It is an honour and a pleasure to partner with organizations in our community that make a difference in the lives of our friends, family, neighbours, and others! #thankyou #givingback #community #taggartparkes

Women supporting women. This is a key part of building functional communities and something that is promoted and encouraged every day at the Centre Espoir Sophie. Last month, we had the honour of participating in Le Salon de Thé, an event hosted by and in support of the Centre Espoir Sophie. One of the things that sets the Centre Espoir Sophie apart is that it offers support in both French and English to women struggling with mental and physical health, poverty, lack of housing, and other difficult circumstances. We are happy to be able to support an organization that plays such an important role in the lives of women in our community. #womensupportingwomen

Women supporting women. This is a key part of building functional communities and something that is promoted and encouraged every day at the Centre Espoir Sophie. Last month, we had the honour of participating in Le Salon de Thé, an event hosted by and in support of the Centre Espoir Sophie. One of the things that sets the Centre Espoir Sophie apart is that it offers support in both French and English to women struggling with mental and physical health, poverty, lack of housing, and other difficult circumstances. We are happy to be able to support an organization that plays such an important role in the lives of women in our community. #womensupportingwomen

Last week, @tamarackhomes hosted a Community Holiday Party at our model home in Findlay Creek Village. In the spirit of the season, staff invited the community to come together and enjoy delicious treats and fun activities including decorating gingerbread houses, creating special holiday cards, and even meeting Santa. Bringing people together, building a sense of community, and making memories are so important to us! #community #memories #holidays

Last week, @tamarackhomes hosted a Community Holiday Party at our model home in Findlay Creek Village. In the spirit of the season, staff invited the community to come together and enjoy delicious treats and fun activities including decorating gingerbread houses, creating special holiday cards, and even meeting Santa. Bringing people together, building a sense of community, and making memories are so important to us! #community #memories #holidays

Almost 100 boxes for @shoeboxprojectottawa @shoeboxproject at our Tamarack Homes Cardinal Creek Village Sales Centre in Orleans - still time to drop yours off before the deadline of December 4! #communitycomesfirst

Almost 100 boxes for @shoeboxprojectottawa @shoeboxproject at our Tamarack Homes Cardinal Creek Village Sales Centre in Orleans - still time to drop yours off before the deadline of December 4! #communitycomesfirst

Incredibly proud to help @christielakekids raise over $130,000 at their Gala this year #christielakekids #ottawacharity #ottawacommunity #ottawakids #ottawa #communitycomesfirst

Incredibly proud to help @christielakekids raise over $130,000 at their Gala this year #christielakekids #ottawacharity #ottawacommunity #ottawakids #ottawa #communitycomesfirst

Mary Taggart with Arden McAlpin, recipient of the Taggart Parkes Foundation Scholarship award to a student nurse, honoured at this years Canadian Nursing Federation Gala. 
From Mary: “I was honoured to be able to present Arden with her award” 
@maryktaggart @arden_faye @thecnf 
#nurse #nurses #nursing #nursingeducation #nursingresearch #communitycomesfirst #community #taggartparkesfoundation

Mary Taggart with Arden McAlpin, recipient of the Taggart Parkes Foundation Scholarship award to a student nurse, honoured at this years Canadian Nursing Federation Gala. From Mary: “I was honoured to be able to present Arden with her award” @maryktaggart @arden_faye @thecnf #nurse #nurses #nursing #nursingeducation #nursingresearch #communitycomesfirst #community #taggartparkesfoundation

We love building communities for families to call home , but getting a card from the children at the school beside 1140 Wellington is amazing! #thankyou #communitycomesfirst

We love building communities for families to call home , but getting a card from the children at the school beside 1140 Wellington is amazing! #thankyou #communitycomesfirst

Touring the brand new @cheohospital surgical unit - we’re proud to have supported “Project Stitch” congratulations to all involved! #communitycomesfirst #MyOttawa

Touring the brand new @cheohospital surgical unit - we’re proud to have supported “Project Stitch” congratulations to all involved! #communitycomesfirst #MyOttawa

Huge thank you to Clearwater Clinical for dropping off 20 shoeboxes for @shoeboxproject - what a great city we live in – thank you to everybody who is helping make a difference in the lives of women living in shelters this holiday season.

Huge thank you to Clearwater Clinical for dropping off 20 shoeboxes for @shoeboxproject - what a great city we live in – thank you to everybody who is helping make a difference in the lives of women living in shelters this holiday season.

Join us in helping women living in shelters by supporting The Shoebox Project – learn more by visiting: http://tamarackhomes.com/shoe-box

Join us in helping women living in shelters by supporting The Shoebox Project – learn more by visiting: http://tamarackhomes.com/shoe-box

Proud to sponsor a boat for the Petrie Island Canoe Club.

Proud to sponsor a boat for the Petrie Island Canoe Club.





We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we have lived and worked for three generations.









We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we have lived and worked for three generations.






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 a particular emphasis on improving health care services, supporting and empowering at-risk youth, and fostering healthy communities

Contact Us

3187 Albion Rd. South
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1V 8Y3

Email: info@communitycomesfirst.ca
Tel: 613-739-2919
Fax: 613-739-7334