Taking action

Giving where we live

“We give where we live” is the heart of our philanthropic philosophy at TELUS. It is our rallying cry to give back to the communities where we live, work and serve. Every day, we empower our team members to make a difference in the lives of others any way they can.

In 2017 we:

  • Gave $45 million to over 4,000 charities and community organizations
  • Recorded over 1 million volunteer hours through our employee and retiree giving programs
  • Engaged over 32,000 employees, retirees, family and friends globally through our annual TELUS Days of Giving

Other ways we give where we live:

  • Since 2005, our Community Boards have donated $67 million and supported 6,283 projects
  • In 2017, our 13 TELUS Community Boards across Canada gave $59 million to local charities and supported more than 529 projects
  • Our TELUS International Community Boards contributed approximately $650,000 (US$500,000) in support of 79 projects
  • Since 2000, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $525 million to charitable and community organizations and volunteered more than 1.1 million days of service to local communities
Together we volunteered a million hours across Canada in 2017