Eli is the son of Lebanese immigrants. Eli was born and raised in Ottawa. He and his wife, Joyce, and their four children are residents of Ottawa.
Eli is a business man and currently serves as Vice-President of Tannis Foods. Tannis Foods is a local family owned and operated business. Through strong work ethic, discipline and strategic business solutions, Eli and his siblings successfully scaled a small trading business that was launched by his father in 1940 to a prosperous food business that has been proudly serving the Ottawa community for over 75 years.
Public service and the principle of giving back to the community has always been an important value of Eli’s. Eli is a founding member and active organizer and fundraiser for the Tannis 21 Foundation which has contributed more than one million dollars to community hospitals, research and health care facilities, and other charitable organizations in the region. Eli also spearheaded a partnership between his siblings and Ottawa Salus to help fund and create Karen’s Place; a state-of-the-art housing development located in Ottawa South, for those living with mental illness in memory of his sister. Eli also served as President of the Hawthorne Business Park Association.
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.
In continuation of his mission to give back to the community and build a stronger Canada, Eli pursues policies that encourage investment, job creation, and prosperity that funds the benefits for families and seniors.
Eli supports tax relief and benefits for families and seniors, policies that encourage investment, job creation and prosperity.