TELUS Vancouver Community Board expands to Coastal communities, helping connect more youth to a world of opportunities
The TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board will support 36 communities, helping build brighter futures for Canadian youth
Vancouver, B.C. - Today, the TELUS Vancouver Community Board announced it is expanding to include Vancouver Coastal communities, formally changing its name to the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board. This expansion will support 36 communities across Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky corridor, including Squamish, Whistler, Gibsons and Sechelt, with boundaries encompassing Hope up to Pemberton, and over to Powell River. As a result, we will be able to provide more Canadian youth with access to the resources they need to learn, be creative, make connections, and stay healthy, opening up new opportunities for them to thrive. TELUS’ Community Boards have a longstanding history of being there for customers and communities in the face of adversity. Since 2005, the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board has donated $12.8 million to 1,040 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.
“A new year marks a new chapter for our Community Board, and we’re pleased to begin the new year with this exciting expansion announcement. The TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board will now be able to support the growing opportunities and interests of many more grassroots organizations across these municipalities,” said Christina Anthony, Board Chair of the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board. “With an environment that is ever-challenging, it’s important we are delivering resources to those who need it most. We are looking forward to working with the local organizations in the Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky communities, in addition to the outstanding community organizations we’ll continue to support in Vancouver.”
In 2021, the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board donated over $800,000 in grants to 51 local charities making an incredible difference in their communities, including:
BeaYOUtiful Foundation, helping provide 400 young girls across Greater Vancouver with access to a six-week virtual mental health conference to build their self-worth and confidence.
Dan’s Legacy, providing youth with virtual counseling, mental health support and resources to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, helping support the development of a safe and healthy community play space for families and children.
Through the TELUS Community Boards, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation® funds more than 500 charities annually, supporting grassroots and charitable initiatives that offer health or education programs that help youth thrive in a digital world. Since 2005, TELUS and its 13 Canadian Community Boards have enabled $87 million in cash donation support to over 7,100 charitable programs across the country, supporting youth, ultimately helping them thrive in a digital world.
In B.C. alone, TELUS, our team members and retirees have provided over $250 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and volunteered 7 million hours to charities and community organizations since 2000.
To apply for a TELUS Community Board grant, organizations must be a Canadian registered charity and meet the eligibility funding criteria requirements. The funding deadline for this quarter is March 18, 2022. Local charities in Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Gibsons and Sechelt can visit friendlyfuture.com to learn more and submit an application.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $17 billion in annual revenue and 17 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.
TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content management, for global and disruptive brands across high-growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media, ecommerce and FinTech, healthcare, and travel and hospitality. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world.
Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $900 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and 1.8 million days of volunteerism since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.
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