Community Involvement

At TCA, our team of North Vancouver electricians is committed to serving our local community

TCA Electric is proud to provide reliable and professional electrical services to discerning area homeowners and business owners. In addition to the everyday work we do as electricians, we’re also dedicated to serving the North Vancouver community through donations, volunteering, and non-profit sponsorships.

From the very beginning, founders Sean and Glen have fostered a strong culture of giving back here at TCA. Because of this, we always aim to support our employees with their community involvement efforts and participate in our own.

Our community outreach efforts have included involvement with:

Cates Park Beach Cleanup

Each summer, the TCA team heads out to Cates Park for a beach cleanup. Our most recent visit was this past August, and we completed a full cleanup of the beach and the park surrounding it. Since this park is so near to where our electricians are based, it’s a great way for us to help improve the North Vancouver community—and a good excuse to get outside!

Hollyburn Family Services Society Donation Drive

The Hollyburn Society aims to end social vulnerabilities by providing needed services and resources to address social needs on Vancouver’s North Shore. These services include housing, employment resources, life skills training, and more for youths, seniors, and victims of relationship and family violence.

This past December, TCA participated in their annual Christmas donation drive, during which the Hollyburn Society collects donations of clothing, gift cards, food, toiletries, and cash to make Christmas special for the youths in their programs. The TCA Team donated several items to support their cause during the holiday season, including clothing, blankets, gloves, and more.

 

William Wright Helping Hands Project

TCA also participated in the Annual Toy Drive hosted by William Wright Commercial, a commercial real estate company based in Vancouver. Their drive supports the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and various local charities with toy donations. Our team supported their efforts, with a collection of toy donations put toward their worthy cause.

Women’s Council Cafe “Women in Trades” Event

The Women’s Council Cafe is a group of professional women who are members of HAVAN (the Homebuilders Association Vancouver) are either in trades or associated with trades. This group puts on events for women in trades to come, support each other, share knowledge, and encourage more women to be involved in trades. 

 

These events are typically held monthly, and TCA President Sean Tobin was chosen to emcee for one such event. As president of a business in the trades, Sean strives to take an open-minded, supportive approach. He believes anyone can do any job, and as the owner of an electrical company which employs multiple women, he strongly believes that more women should be a part of the industry. 

 

The women organizing the event were Dani with Alabaster Homes and Laurel with Novell Design Build. Other speakers included Angela Cacase, founder of MoveOverBob.com and Owner of A.Marie Design+Build LLC; Kahla Lichti, electrician by day and published comic book writer by night; and Sandra Brynjolfson, Assistant Business Manager for IBEW Local 213, past Coordinator at the BC Centre for Women in The Trades (BCWITT).

Working Gear Clothes Donation

Working Gear is a local Vancouver registered charity that provides working clothes to low-income and unemployed individuals in search of employment. We worked with RDC Fine Homes to renovate their office here in Vancouver

 

Following this work, we also took part in a clothing donation to benefit their organization! TCA Business Development Manager Natalie Szuk took the lead on this project, promoting the donation on social media and via our newsletter. We collected clothes from a number of local businesses that took part, including:

 

Synthesis Design

BK Insurance Services

Formwest Contractors 

Little Star Renovations

Robert Allan Ltd

Canadian Federation of the Blind

The Canadian Federation of the Blind is a not-for-profit organization which aims to combat the social and economic inequalities faced by the blind community. Learn more about the important work they do in our community on their website.

Canucks for Kids Fund

“The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia.” Learn more about the Canucks for Kids Fund on their official site.

Local Sports Teams

TCA proudly supports local amateur and youth sports teams throughout our community, such as by sponsoring jerseys and by helping to fund tournament expenses. Teams we’ve supported include:

Capilano Crew FC Soccer Team – visit their Facebook page here
North Shore Junior B and PeeWee A Lacrosse Teams – visit their Facebook page here
TCG Lacrosse Team

Lynn Valley Community Association & Lynn Valley Parade of Trees

This organization seeks to develop awareness, involvement, and interest within the Lynn Valley community by supporting community-driven initiatives. Their annual Parade of Trees is a holiday-themed event during which groups decorate trees both to create a beautiful display and to raise money for other worthy causes. Learn more about LVCA today.

Ocean Wise - Vancouver Aquarium

Ocean Wise is a not-for-profit organization which strives to keep our oceans healthy and flourishing through a variety of means, including education, research, and cleanup efforts. Ocean Wise also runs and is headquartered at the Vancouver Aquarium, which “is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life.” Visit Ocean Wise online to learn more.

The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion honours our veterans and their families. Serving those who have served in the Canadian military and/or police force, this not-for-profit is committed to giving back to those who have served our great country. Learn more about the Royal Canadian Legion and all the great work they do in our community.

The Squamish Nation

The Squamish Nation includes those descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal peoples who inhabited present day Vancouver, Gibson’s landing and Squamish River watershed “since beyond recorded history.” Learn more about the Squamish Nation.

Volunteer Work

TCA has participated in a variety of volunteer projects as part of our community outreach efforts. In May 2019, we participated in a shoreline cleanup at Dundarave Park in West Vancouver, helping to clean up 500 lbs of waste at the beach. We have also participated in house builds and visited orphanages for impoverished children in Mexico, among many other volunteer activities.

 

As proud members of the Vancouver community, these outreach efforts are an essential part of the work we do here at TCA Electric. We would like to thank each of these organizations for the great work they do in our community and we look forward to having the opportunity to partner again in the future.

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