About our Candidate

Eli Tannis is an Ottawa native; he grew up in this wonderful city, where he and his wife Joyce have raised their loving family of four children. He has been a successful member of the Ottawa business community for over 40 years and prides himself on his strong work-ethic, discipline and determination.

It is these principles that compel him to ‘give back to the community’, where he has been so fortunate. Hard work and determination have always been an important value and focus of his life and business ethic.

As a community leader, he is a co-founder of the Tannis 21 Foundation which has contributed to more than one million dollars to community hospitals, research and healthcare facilities, and other charitable organizations in the region. He and his siblings created Karen's Place, a state-of-the-art housing facility for those living with mental-health illness. Striving to do better for his community he also served as the President of Hawthorne Business Park Association.