Our commitment to the community in which we live and work
is motivated by our pursuit of sustainability.
Tavares Group Consulting Inc. is a proud supporter of the 2017 London Mandarin MS Walk. On May 7, we supported one of our team members who participated in the London walk to help raise money for research and services that help to improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. 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.
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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 pleased to support the 2016 MS Bike, the largest cycling series in North America which allows cyclists of all ages and fitness levels to fundraise and cycle together to end MS. On July 23 & 24, 2016 bikers will travel from Grand Bend to London and back again, totaling approximately 150 km, to enable research, programs and services that empower Canadians affected by multiple sclerosis.
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.
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.
“I thought Sandra had great energy and positivity and was very helpful.” “The types of jobs that are available, Sandra’s real life experiences with audits and the insight into regulations etc. that we need to be aware of [were topics of most value]” “[The workshop] gave a good background knowledge that many jobs will require on policies and regulations” “I wish it was a semester long course, so that I can learn even more!”
“[the field trip to Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System] helped in making connections from concepts taught in class and the application of these concepts in a real-life setting”“This field trip was amazing and very interesting. I learned a lot and was able to ask a lot of questions that I have always had about the water system.” “Good job of summarizing the systems and processes that Wal-Mart uses to continually improve” “It was interesting to hear first-hand how compliance is used in business”
Participants of Legislation and Certification Systems Workshop, January 2015
For more information about UWO’s Environment and Sustainability programs please visit www.uwo.ca/enviro. For inquiries about hosting a Masters of Environment and Sustainability student work placement, please visit the UWO Faculty of Science Career Services.
Additional Past Speakers:
Lynn Johansson – Chair, Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO Technical Committee 207 (Environmental Management Systems)