Charlie Tatham moved with his family to the Collingwood area in 1970, following several years with the former Ontario Water Resources Commission in Toronto, as a design approvals engineer.
A 1965 graduate in civil engineering from Carleton University, Charlie has spent over 40 years in the consulting engineering business.
He founded C. C. Tatham & Associates Ltd. in late 1988 and this enterprise has grown to employ over 95 persons, with offices in Collingwood, Bracebridge, Orillia, and Barrie. Charlie is a licenced consulting engineer and has the distinction of being one of the first professional engineers in Ontario to be designated an Environmental Specialist in Civil Engineering, in 1974. The distinction of Fellow was conferred upon Charlie in June, 2000 by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, in recognition of his excellence in engineering and for services rendered to his profession and to Canada. He retired from C. C. Tatham & Associates Ltd. in August, 2012.
He has taken an active role in community life virtually since his arrival in Collingwood, and has participated meaningfully in:
- Collingwood Yacht Club
- Collingwood and District United Appeal
- Ducks Unlimited
- General and Marine Hospital Board
- General and Marine Hospital Foundation Board
- Georgian Triangle Development Institute
- Theatre Collingwood
- Collingwood Regional Airport
- United Way South Georgian Bay
Charlie obtained his pilot’s licence approximately 45 years ago, and has owned a number of aircraft over the years including his current steed, a meticulously restored 1947 Stinson 108. Perhaps because of his interest in aviation matters, the Town of Collingwood appointed him Chair of the Collingwood Regional Airport Services Board about 14 years ago, from which he retired last January.