Tara has increased awareness and involvement in ethno-cultural seniors issues, making presentations and working in Coalitions such as the Ottawa Ethnocultural Coalition. CNSP was part of a pilot project which resulted in increased funding to address emotional health and PTSD issues for other immigrant communities. Importantly she has provided opportunities for able seniors and young people to volunteer with this community. In 2016, she started an innovative summer project, training high school students to support the seniors with social activities, while developing leadership and communication skills to advocate for better supports for refugees. Tara has a great spirit of giving and sharing and has gone above and beyond for many years in serving this otherwise unserved community.