Celebrating 20 years of good

For more than a century, TELUS has been delivering innovative telecommunications solutions to western Canadians. Two decades ago, we first expanded east to become a truly national company.

This expansion launched our iconic national brand, personified by our lovable critters - from curious meerkats and irresistible pandas to adorable lion cubs. 

As we mark 20 years as a national brand, we’re also celebrating building a friendlier future for all Canadians. Since 2000 we have given $1.3 billion and countless volunteering hours with our hearts and hands because we believe that good business and doing good are mutually inclusive.


Enjoy a stroll down memory lane with some of our lovable critter friends.

Internet for Good

20 years ago, we set out to make the future friendlier across Canada. Today, programs like Internet for Good™ are making it friendlier by connecting families in need with low-cost, high-speed internet. #InternetforGood #AllConnectedforGood #20YearsofGood

20 years of doing good


20 years of connecting Canadians

Here are some of our major milestones since the turn of the millenium.

2000

The iconic TELUS brand goes national

2001

TELUS launches Canada’s first national fibre and IP backbone network

2002

The TELUS 3G network launches

2005

The first TELUS Community Board is established, putting philanthropic funding directly in the hands of community leaders

2010

Optik TV® arrives, and TELUS is named the Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

2012

The TELUS 4G network launches

2013

TELUS Wise® is introduced as a free educational program focusing on keeping Canadian families safe online

2014

For the 4th time, TELUS is recognized on the list of Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

2016

Through our Internet for Good™ program, we connect families in need with low-cost, high-speed internet, and TELUS PureFibre® reaches more than one million premises in BC, Alberta and Quebec

2017

Mobility for Good™ begins helping youth leaving foster care achieve independence

2018

TELUS launches Health for Good™ and our #EndBullying campaign, as well as becomes the founding donor of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, helping to build a brighter futures for kids through technology, health and educational programs

2019

Babylon by TELUS Health app is introduced, making it easy to virtually connect with a family doctor, and our Tech for Good™ program provides customers with disabilities that require assistive technology with specialized assistance


All Connected for Good

After 20 years of building stronger communities together and helping those who need it the most, we are All Connected for GoodTM.

To learn more about how we are giving back and impacting our communities across Canada, visit About TELUS.