In the Community
Tarpon believes that a critical component of building a sustainable business is to give back and strengthen the communities in which we operate and live. We believe that individuals and corporations are responsible for finding ways to improve the communities in which they do business.
Employees from Tarpon’s various locations take part in numerous charitable activities. Our branches participate by giving monetary donations to organizations such as youth sport teams in their communities. Also, employees have donated their time and industry-related skills to help local causes.
Here are some of the ways in which we give back to our communities:
Missing Children Society of Canada
We are proud to be a Missing Children Society of Canada CodeSearch program partner. CodeSearch is a rapid response program that engages corporations and their employees in the active investigation of missing children. We encourage our Canadian employees to get involved by downloading the CodeSearch app on their personal and/or company smartphone and signing up as ‘field agents’ to be notified in the event a child goes missing in their area. Should a child go missing, employees will immediately receive an alert on their smartphone with a description of the child and other important details.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer
Since 2013, Tarpon has been a proud offical route sponsor of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser. In 2014, the 200-km cycling event raised $7.9 million in support of cancer research and programs in Alberta.
Steps for Life 5K Walk
Employees from Calgary and Lloydminster take part in the Steps for Life 5K walk to raise awareness of workplace safety. In May 2014, the team raised over $12,000 to help the healing journey of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease.
Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre
We supply cut resistant gloves to the staff and volunteers at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre as needed. We are excited to extend our commitment to reducing hand injuries to the non-profit sector by providing employees and volunteers with the proper PPE so they can do their jobs safely.
SAIT Promising Futures Campaign
We made a significant investment in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Promising Futures Campaign for the expansion and development of the Trades and Technology Complex (TTC), which opened in September 2012. The TTC is the largest campus expansion in SAIT’s nearly 100-year history. It allows more students every year to further their passion for skill-based training, primarily in the areas of energy, construction and manufacturing.