Helping youth achieve independence
For youth leaving foster care, their phone can be their lifeline, helping them build credit, search for somewhere to live, find education and job opportunities, and stay in touch with friends and vital support networks.
A collaboration between TELUS and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada (CAFC) and select Centre de Jeunesse Foundations, Mobility for GoodTM helps these kids across Canada achieve independence by providing them with a free phone and a $0 plan, including 3 GB of data for two years.
Creating better outcomes
Helping Youth Stay Connected | Mobility for Good
Leaving foster care isn’t always easy. That’s why we’re giving free phones and plans to youth who have aged out of foster care through our TELUS Mobility for Good program. Through this program, we can help them achieve independence and stay connected to valuable resources.
$0 per month smartphone plan (including applicable taxes) for two years, $35 per month thereafter (plus applicable taxes)
Unlimited Canada-wide talk and text
3 GB of data per month
Access to a refurbished smartphone at no cost
Digital literacy support available at any of our TELUS Learning Centre
TELUS Wise® training and tools to participate safely in our digital world
Are you eligible?
Do you have lived experience in the child welfare system?
Are you currently between the age of majority (in the province in which you currently reside) and up to and including 26?
Age 18 in AB, MB, ON, PEI, QC, SK.
Age 19 in BC, NB, NL, NW, NS, NU, YT
Are you able to have a ministry/agency representative fill out a letter of eligibility on your behalf?
Do you meet the below province specific care requirements according to the province in which you were in care?
Get connected in 6 easy steps
Confirm that you are eligible
Download a letter of eligibility from our website according to the province in which you were in care and find a ministry or youth agency worker to fill it out for you
Receive your personal verification code via email within 2 weeks of signing up. When you are approved for the program, a letter of approval will be emailed to you that contains your personal verification code and contact information for TELUS so you can set up your TELUS account
Go online or call TELUS to create your TELUS account. You’ll need to provide the following information:
Your Driver’s License, SIN or Provincial Photo Card (any one of these is acceptable)
Phone number and account number of any cell phone provider you are transferring from, or your existing TELUS number (if applicable)
Accessible mailing address for shipping of the phone and/or sim card
Once your order is processed, your phone and/or sim card will be shipped to your provided address
Finding real connections in a digital world
Every year over two thousand youth transition out of Canada’s child welfare system. Many, like Brittany Milla, struggle to adjust to independent life without the support of permanent families.