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 Good® 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

Suzie’s story | Mobility for Good

For Suzie, she had continued support after leaving foster care. Her phone and free data plan, provided through the TELUS Mobility for Good program, kept her connected to her foster mom who is her biggest support person.

Watch how our Mobility for Good program is making a positive difference in communities across Canada.


Program highlights

  • $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

  1. Confirm that you are eligible

  2. 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 

    • British Columbia letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Alberta letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Saskatchewan letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Manitoba letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Ontario letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Quebec letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Nova Scotia letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Prince Edward Island letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • New Brunswick letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Newfoundland letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Yukon letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Northwest Territories letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

    • Nunavut letter of eligibility (PDF, Word)

  3. Sign up through our online portal

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the Mobility for Good program, please contact us at mobilityforgood@telus.com.