In the Community


Celebrating with St. John Bosco - the winners of Oaktree 5


Our community matters to us

The Mactaggart Hryn Team has a passionate commitment to doing all we can to strengthen our local community. We gain immense personal benefit and growth from our volunteering work and the financial donations we can make to support the good work of the charities around us.

We also know that giving back is good for business - a stronger, resilient community attracts economic investment and opportunity, which in turn leads to a stronger local economy, and that in turn is good for our client - your families, your businesses and your investments. Talk about win-win.


The Oak Tree Project

In 2014, The Mactaggart Family was proud to launch The Oak Tree Project, which invites members of our community to help us direct our donations to the organizations they feel need it most. The web-based project is designed to bring local charities and members of our community together to tell the many wonderful stories of the impact of our not-for-profit sector. The initiative was also able to make a community donation to support recovery efforts due to COVID-19.

With in-kind and financial support from community partners, fund companies and even our clients, The Oak Tree Project distributed more than $140,000 and has become a much anticipated annual philanthropic event.

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In 2014, Mike Hryn co-founded Goodworking with his friend, Danny Williamson. Goodworking is a quarterly event for people in Guelph who care about doing good to meet like-minded folks in a laid-back atmosphere. (Temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.)

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Downtown Guelph Business Association

The Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) is a Business Improvement Area (BIA) governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Created in 1972, the DGBA is one of the oldest BIAs in Ontario and recently expanded its borders. There are three full time permanent staff and one seasonal staff member (from May to September) that work for the 500+ members that reside within the boundary. Will joined the DGBA Board in the summer of 2018 and became Chair of the Board in January of 2019. While supporting staff in member recruitment and retention as well as other administrative matters, Will leads the Board in their focus on Marketing the DGBA, making the Downtown streets safe and engaging, lobbying the city to improve downtown parking, and helping to realize the best possible development for the Baker District.

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