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 have provided over $5.3 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and volunteered thousands of hours of service to LGBTQ2+ organizations globally.

Driving meaningful change

One of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion is through our participation in Pride events across Canada and globally. Since 2007, we have supported Pride events through targeted local sponsorships and invite our team members, friends and family to come together and walk in Pride parades to celebrate diversity and inclusion together.

A history of support

TELUS has been a longtime champion of diversity and inclusion and a supporter of our LGBTQ2+ community.

2022

Since 2015, TELUS, our team members and retirees have donated over $35,000 to Rainbow Railroad. In March 2022, TELUS Future Friendly 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 $185,000 in contributions.
Participants in a Pride parade

2020

Included assistance for team members and their dependents undergoing gender affirming surgery under benefits.
Participants in a Pride parade

2019

Celebrated Spectrum’s 10-year anniversary and incorporated gender-neutral washrooms into all TELUS buildings in Manila.
Participants in a Pride parade

2017

Incorporated gender-neutral washrooms into new TELUS buildings across Canada and advanced our corporate gender transitioning guidelines.
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2016

on the importance of embracing diversity during Pride season and won the Community Engagement and Experiential Marketing awards from BCAMA.

Participants in a Pride parade

2015

Participated in Pride Manila parade.
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2014

Launched the first international Spectrum resource group in Manila.
Participants in a Pride parade

2013

Recognized as the most gay-friendly company in North America by

and launched the Executive Breakfast Series, led by Spectrum, to share how to effectively manage diversity while supporting increased inclusiveness within the organization.

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2011

Produced

video to address bullying and suicide in schools.

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2009

Launched Spectrum, our LGBTQ2+ team member resource group.
Participants in a Pride parade

2007

Started to participate in various Pride parades and festivals across Canada.
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2003

Became an inaugural sponsor of The LGBT Supplier Diversity Program.
Participants in a Pride parade

2000

Supported, and continues to support, over 70 LGBTQ2+ organizations across Canada.
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1992

Introduced same-sex benefits for all team members.
Participants in a Pride parade

Team member resource groups

One of the ways we advance inclusion within our organization and our communities is through SPECTRUM, our team member resource group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited and allied (LGBTQ2+) team members.


“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.”


Cass Turner

Team Manager, Client Care


Our 2022 charitable partner

All donations raised during the 2022 Pride season will be donated to Rainbow Railroad to support the nonprofit organization’s Crisis Response Fund, which provides refuge to LGBTQ2+ individuals living under the threat of violence.
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