Internet for Good

Giving families the opportunity to succeed

We believe no child should be left with their potential unrealized. We know that access to the Internet gives families in need the opportunity to succeed: it’s right for our community members, it’s right for our business, and it’s right for the strength of our economy.

That’s why we created Internet for Good™️ , a program that shows an innovative partnership between TELUS and the British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Alberta in qualifying eligible participants for the program.

Features include:

  • $9.95 per month (plus applicable taxes) for two years

  • Speeds of up to 25 megabits per second (where available) and up to 300 gigabits of data per month

  • Access to a low cost refurbished computer

  • Digital literacy support available at any of our TELUS Learning Centre

  • Access to free TELUS Wise® training and tools to participate safely in our digital world

This program helps by addressing the three most common barriers cited to in-home internet adoption: price, device and education.

British Columbia

Do I qualify?

If you are a single or two parent family in British Columbia, receiving income assistance under the Employment and Assistance Act or disability assistance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act (collectively, “BCEA”) as of June 2019 you may qualify for the TELUS Internet for Good program.

Eligible individuals can expect to receive a letter from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction between June-August 2019.

How to order a refurbished computer:

  • To order a refurbished computer visit BC Technology for Learning Society or call 1-877-250-9936 and provide your unique PIN code that you received in the mail

  • Participants can purchase a refurbished desktop computer for $100 and a refurbished laptop computer for $150


Do I qualify?

The qualification period for this pilot program ended on June 20, 2017. We are currently in the process of evaluating the results of the pilot and identifying our best way forward. Please check back in the coming months for more information.