STARS AIR AMBULANCE
Our corporate partnership with STARS offers time, hope, and live-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Our involvement began with one of our legacy companies in 1998.
Our strong safety culture and shared values makes STARS an appropriate fit for TAQA. STARS also monitors and answers TAQA’s 24-hour emergency number in Canada. If there is an incident or emergency in the field, our operators, partners or the public, can call that number to receive immediate assistance.
THE ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
The Alberta Children’s Hospital provides kids with the best family-centered care in our province.
TAQA is a strong supporter of ACH and our employees offer their time to various ACH Foundation events such as the Caring for Kids Radiothon. All money raised by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is re-invested in the hospital and child health needs in our region.
THE UNITED WAY OF CALGARY AND AREA
The United Way comprises of independent, volunteer-based agencies in cities across Canada and the United States. Each raises money to address areas such as poverty, homelessness, education and other key social issues.
Since 2008, TAQA employees have carried out creative UW Campaigns to raise money, have fun and get employees engaged in their communities.
VISTA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Vista Heights partnership is one of the longest running community investment donations at TAQA, spanning over a decade.
The annual donation, raised through the TAQA Cares campaign, goes towards their ‘Apple a day’ program that is open to all 144 students at the school. Apples are put out in every classroom, ensuring the students have access whenever they’re hungry. It has a tangible effect on the lives of the children by providing the basic needs of a healthy snack.
The 2018 donation was split between the apple a day program and to creating a reading corner in the school’s library. It transformed the space to a sanctuary where the students can escape into books, and learn to love reading.
CALGARY DROP-IN CENTRE
Once a month TAQA employees either prepare or serve lunch to Calgary’s needy at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre. The initiative started nine years ago with legacy company PrimeWest. The Centre’s mission is deeper than preventing homelessness. They provide essential services to Calgarians in their most vulnerable time of need; this includes health services, employment training and housing support.
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Calgary Region
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region’s (CMHA) “mission is to be a leader in reducing the impact of mental illness and addiction in the community”. TAQA North began the initiative in 2018.
The initiative also helps get field and office employees together, and connect in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
TAQA Cares is an annual charity campaign that takes place in September. The campaign raises money for the United Way, as well as provides employees with an opportunity to volunteer for a variety of charities throughout Calgary. Calgary Meals on Wheels, the Mustard Seed and the Alberta Children’s Hospital are just some of the charities TAQA employees have the opportunity to get involved with throughout the campaign.