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Tavares Group Consulting Inc., on behalf of Staarsoft® Software, has proudly contributed to Fashion Takes Action (FTA), to help inspire 100,000 students to change the fashion system.

FTA is Canada’s only non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of sustainability in fashion. Their goal is to advance sustainability in the fashion industry through education, awareness, research and collaboration. They believe that young people  — as future consumers, fashion and climate leaders — must be educated, empowered and inspired to become Agents of Change.

Tavares Group Consulting Inc. is a proud volunteer and sponsor of Gianluca’s Gift. 2017 – 2020 Softball Tournament proceeds have supported 360° Kids, whose mission is to help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety and stability. Businesses and individuals who donate to the tournament support 360° Kids initiatives that include two residential homes and a daily drop-in centre, plus the vision for an additional residential home and healthcare vans so kids have regular access to medical attention, including prescription lenses and dental care—basic needs many kids take for granted. The 2017 tournament raised over $22,000 which will fund Gianluca’s Northern Camp Adventure for four years; 2018 – 2020 tournaments raised an additional $49,000. Gianluca loved the outdoors, and the camp program gives kids in the residential homes the chance to experience a three-day nature adventure. The 2017 – 2019 Gianluca’s Gift Galas, have raised over $60,000 to support the Character Community Foundation of York Region to run their Slap Shot Hockey Program which incorporates life lessons into a seven-week program designed for low-income and new-to-the-area students. The Gianluca Cellucci Memorial Award, given to a student who portrays positive character traits and selfless action, is also supported by the Gala.

Tavares Group Consulting Inc.’s support of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada started with the 2016 MS Bike on July 23 & 24, the largest cycling series in North America at the time which allowed cyclists of all ages and fitness levels to fundraise and cycle together from Grand Bend to London, Ontario return, totaling approximately 150 km, to enable research, programs and services that empower Canadians affected by MS; in 2020, we helped to fuel our Information Technology service contractor’s 1,000 mile June goal through the 2020 Virtual MS Bike. On May 7, 2017 we supported one of our team members who participated in the 2017 London Mandarin MS Walk to help raise money for research and services that help to improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS; each year, the MS walk brings 30,000+ people together in more than 125 Canadian communities to walk and fundraise to end Canada’s disease. Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world.

Tavares Group Consulting Inc. was honoured to support the 19th Annual Barking Frog Summer Night 5K Run & Walk in 2016. Pledges from this year’s event will go to The Bereaved Families of Ontario – SW Region to provide programs and support services to families throughout Southwestern Ontario who have lost a child, and children who have experienced the loss of a parent.

Tavares Group Consulting Inc. was proud to support The London Youth Whitecaps during the 2015 season. The London Youth Whitecaps is a not for profit soccer High Performance Soccer Club based in London, Ontario.

Tavares Group Consulting Inc. helps to celebrate heroes through their support of the brave individuals from Amway Canada Corporation who rappelled down One London Place for the 2015 Easter Seals Drop Zone. The event raised over $1.5 million dollars to help ensure that Canadians with disabilities have access to the life-changing equipment, technology, programs and services they need to enjoy life and to display their unique talents and abilities to the world. Amway’s support for Easter Seals is part of the One-by-One program initiated by its parent company, Alticor, that focuses on global philanthropic efforts, through donations of time and funds, on the needs of children.

Tavares Group Consulting Inc. is a proud supporter of the 2014 JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research. The JDRF Ride campaign is a fast-paced and energetic event that brings corporate Canada together in a friendly competition. JDRF is making a positive difference in the lives of over 300,000 Canadian children, adolescents and adults living with type 1 diabetes. They are living longer with a higher quality of life, and lower risk of developing complications.

In 2013, Tavares Group Consulting Inc. elected to contribute to the global community by donating to Enviro-Stewards’ Safe Water Project , an initiative that provides water purification systems throughout several regions in Africa. The funds donated by TGC were used to assist in the purchase of a three-wheeled motorcycle to provide the Juba purification system construction site with a means to transport completed systems to other communities. The unique filtration system designed by Enviro-Stewards enables the local communities to maintain the system and profit from the safe water produced, while providing local communities with access to safe drinking water. Click here to learn more about the work of The Safe Water Project.

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Tavares Group Consulting has supported the University of Western Ontario’s dynamic, interdisciplinary graduate programs in Environment & Sustainability since 2006, from reviewing the proposed program, to guest speaking and moderating the inaugural IDEAs  conference. The program uses project-based learning to enhance the graduate student’s skill set in preparation for a career in the environmental field. Students can pursue a collaborative thesis-based Masters or PhD degree program or a course-based Masters degree program in Environment and Sustainability (MES). TGC has also been supportive of student development from providing industry exposure and training opportunities to direct mentorship of MES students. Participation in such programs, demonstrates our dedication to the next generation of sustainability professionals. Annually, Sandra Tavares leads a Legislation and Certification Systems workshop for MES candidates, where the students hear guest speakers from a variety of organizations, and participate in facility tours, such as ones given to students at the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System, Aisin Canada Inc., Firestone Textiles Company and others to see ISO 14001 in action.