Making meaningful connections
We focus on establishing strategic business partnerships that align with our corporate values, business priorities and sustainability strategy. Strategic sponsorships enable us to connect with our customers in meaningful ways and fulfill our commitment to helping create sustainable communities where we live and work.
Meet some of our partners
Health | Thompson Okanagan: University of British Columbia
The BARK Program at UBC was a partnership with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club that supports the leadership development of youth. Through the use of therapy dogs, the program helps to reduce stress and supports the well-being of students. The program fosters confidence, interpersonal skills and communication, leadership and citizenship.
Environment | Edmonton: Sustainable Food Edmonton
The Little Green Thumbs program is an indoor gardening program at elementary schools in Edmonton. It engages youth in learning and caring about the plants and environment that sustain us. Schools receive everything they need, including training, soil and seeds, to support students in planning, maintaining and harvesting a sustainable garden. Teachers use this garden to enhance the curriculum in multiple grade levels for multiple subjects.
Education | Montreal: Giant Steps Foundation/Fondation À Pas de Géants
In collaboration with Giant Steps, TELUS helped the Active Learning Classroom for Children with Autism Program by providing specialized equipment to help autistic youth learn more easily.
Community | Toronto: Woodbine Community Food Garden
TELUS provided volunteers and funding to the Community Food Garden at Woodbine Racetrack to help ready the garden for the growing season. This was part of our annual TELUS Days of Giving. The garden is managed by Evergreen, an environmental charity known for transforming landscapes into thriving community spaces. It helps local community groups, such as Albion Neighbourhood Services Boys & Girls Club and Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, access needed healthy food.
Other partners include:
- Global Compact Network Canada, with the aim of embracing the United Nations Global Compact ten principles on labour, the environment, human rights and anti-bribery and corruption, and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The Conference Board of Canada's Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Institute, of which TELUS is a founding member. The institute aims to become the foremost independent science and sustainability-based knowledge organization fostering Canadian corporate responsibility and sustainability leadership.