Do you know a young Friendly Future Maker? TELUS launches national awards program for Canadian youth
Nominate an inspiring youth creating positive change in their community for their chance to win 1 of 6 prize packs worth $7,000.
Vancouver, B.C. - TELUS is celebrating youth across Canada by launching the
“The Friendly Future Makers Awards recognize our young, dedicated leaders who are not only making a meaningful impact today but also helping shape the world we will live in tomorrow,” said Jill Schnarr, Chief Social Innovation and Communication Officer, TELUS. “Friendly Future Makers are transforming their communities and planet for good, creating a positive impact, and ultimately, helping make the future friendly. From giving back to their communities, caring for the health and well-being of our planet, or helping feed those in need, we’re calling on everyone to join us in celebrating the young people making the world a better place.”
As the global leader in social purpose, TELUS is using its technology to address some of today’s most pressing challenges, including building the local health and well-being of communities, bridging digital divides and actively addressing climate change. To continue to drive meaningful, innovative change, one winner will be chosen, by a panel of judges, from each of the TELUS’ social purpose focused categories:
Connection Enabler - helping build human connections through being a mentor or volunteering at a local seniors home
Community Builder - giving back to those who need it most by volunteering in your neighbourhood or through small acts of kindness
Health & Wellness Helper - caring for the mental and/or physical health of your community through care packages or checking in on your neighbors
Hunger Hero - helping to feed communities through neighbourhood gardens or food drives
Planet Protector - giving back to protect the planet through picking up litter or recycling
Future Friendly Maker - creating change in your community to make the future friendly, outside of the five categories or across multiple categories.
The Friendly Future Makers Awards are just one of many ways TELUS is continuing to invest in youth. Helping create meaningful change by bridging digital divides, TELUS’ Connecting for Good programs provide subsidized or free Internet and mobility services, helping ensure that youth from care, as well as children from low-income households can stay safely and reliably connected to the people, resources and tools that matter most.
Since 2000, TELUS has been a global leader in social capitalism, gifitng $1.4 billion, including $900 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and 1.8 million days of volunteerism, supporting more than 4,000 charities and grassroots community organizations around the world. Each year, TELUS supports more than 4,000 charities and community organizations worldwide.
To learn more about the Friendly Future Makers Awards and to nominate an inspiring youth giving back in your community, visit