Celebrating diversity and inclusion
At TELUS, we celebrate a culture of inclusion while recognizing every team member’s unique talents, voice and abilities. Since 2000, TELUS, our team members and retirees, and TELUS Friendly Future Foundation® have provided over $6 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and volunteered thousands of hours of service to LGBTQ2+ organizations globally.
Driving meaningful change
A history of support
Spectrum awarded the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) Team Member Resource Group of the Year Award.
CEO published an editorial on the importance of embracing diversity during Pride season and TELUS won the Community Engagement and Experiential Marketing awards from BCAMA for the #ShareLove campaign.
Recognized as the most gay-friendly company in North America by Yahoo and launched the Executive Breakfast Series, led by Spectrum, to share how to effectively manage diversity while supporting increased inclusiveness within the organization.
Team member resource groups
“Early on, I chose to work at TELUS in part because I knew it is a company that respects and supports the LGBTQ2+ community – from Spectrum, our resource group for LGBTQ2+ team members, and our ongoing support for Pride events across Canada and internationally to raising awareness of important issues and events such as Transgender Day of Visibility.”
Team Manager, Client Care
Our 2023 charitable partner
Since 2015, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $85,000 to Rainbow Railroad. In March 2022, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation donated an additional $150,000 to the organization to support their efforts to help LGBTQ2+ individuals negatively impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine — totaling over $235,000 in contributions. All donations raised during the 2023 Pride season will be donated to Rainbow Railroad’s Crisis Response Fund, providing refuge to LGBTQ2+ individuals living under the threat of violence.