Corporate Social Responsibility
We Give Where We Live
The TELUS philosophy — We Give Where We Live — is about sharing a generosity of spirit to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We do this with the mission of building more sustainable Canadian communities. As a result of our dedication, TELUS is the first Canadian company to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – a global honour.
- Since 2000, TELUS and its team members have donated $482 million to various organizations
- We are also proud to have contributed more than 1 million days of our time
- TELUS has 17 community boards, 12 in Canada and 5 internationally, which are doing wonderful things with education, physical and mental health and poverty
- Together, our boards have contributed an additional $60 million to 5,595 grassroots projects
Some of our investments in healthcare include:
To help alleviate the stress, isolation and loneliness experienced by kids and teens undergoing medical care, TELUS powers UPOPOLIS, a private social network that enables paediatric patients to connect with other patients throughout Canada as well as family, friends and school networks. Developed by the Kids’ Health Links Foundation, in partnership with TELUS and McMaster Children’s Hospital, UPOPOLIS utilizes TELUS Health technology to create a better hospital experience through access to kid-friendly tools that aid in communicating, sharing, learning and – above all – having fun. Impacting thousands of paediatric patients across Canada, UPOPOLIS is currently available at eight (8) children’s hospitals, one youth mental health center, and one youth hospice with more sites planned in 2014.
TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
The annual TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) flagship fundraising program. An outdoor celebration with more than 70 walk sites across Canada, families, friends and organizations raise funds and awareness for over 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes. Since 2005, TELUS has provided more than $7 million in charitable donations and sponsorship funding in support of JDRF.
Virtual Mental Health Engagement Network (v-MHEN) for Children and Youth
TELUS provides executive support to the national Sandbox Project, which addresses four key health gaps for young Canadians: weight, mental health issues, creating healthy environments and injury prevention.
Working with Hospitals
Through both monetary and technology contributions, TELUS supports hospitals across the country – from the BC Children’s Hospital to SickKids hospital in Toronto, and beyond.