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TELUS Social Impact
TELUS Social Impact

2021 Indigenous Reconciliation & Connectivity Report

Indigenous artwork superimposed over a sunset landscape with a tipi in the foreground
Learn more about TELUS’ reconciliation commitments and actions, and the remarkable outcomes that Indigenous communities are driving.

TELUS collaborated with Kwexta’lsp (Ovila Mailhot) Nlaka’pamux and Stó:lō Nation, on the intent, context, and manner of the art used on this page. Photo Credit: Mason Mashon, Saddle Lake Cree Nation. Read about our commitment to artistic integrity.

Large sun in the style of Coast Salish art, a symbol of unity and life-giving abundance.

Our reconciliation commitment

TELUS, in partnership with Indigenous Peoples, is committed to progressing the path of reconciliation in a deeply meaningful way, and is dedicated to fulfilling our role and responsibilities in alignment with Indigenous-led frameworks of reconciliation.

Indigenous Advisory Council

Learning from Indigenous voices, TELUS has enlisted the services of experts in their field with lived experience to support our Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan (IRAP). The advisors will contribute strategic guidance on IRAP initiatives and provide their perspectives on how the initiatives can make meaningful progress towards reconciliation. In addition, they will advise TELUS in ongoing relationship development with Indigenous peoples and share Indigenous values and teachings as respected voices of their communities.

Read more about the first four Advisors guiding TELUS’ Reconciliation Action Plan here. The Council will increase to 10 Advisors by Q1 2023, details on the IRAP Advisory Council's Terms of Reference are found here.

Carol Anne Hilton

Carol Anne Hilton

Hesquiaht Nation, B.C

Dr. Kim van der Woerd

Dr. Kim van der Woerd

‘Namgis First Nation, B.C.

Shani Gwin

Shani Gwin

Métis Nation of Alberta

Luc Lainé

Luc Lainé

Huron-Wendat Nation, QC

Our guiding pillars

Our reconciliation strategy weaves together our strategic intent, TELUS values, and corporate priorities with four guiding pillars where TELUS believes we can enable the greatest outcomes as informed by Indigenous Peoples. It is underpinned by the integration of Indigenous ways of knowing and ethical space into TELUS.

Our Indigenous reconciliation action plan

TELUS spent 2021 engaging with Indigenous leaders, Elders, and subject matter experts to develop an inclusive Indigenous Reconciliation Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan. Leveraging our core competencies, our action plan lays out our commitments and targets over the coming years.

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) shining from behind a ridge of mountains.

Supporting Indigenous-led solutions

Learn how TELUS is putting our commitment to social impact into action.

Finding strength in connection

Listening and learning from Indigenous voices.
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Previous reports

Report available in English only.

Report available in English only.


TELUS’ commitment to artistic integrity

We are committed to supporting the artistic practices of Indigenous Peoples, while being mindful of the historic role organizations have played in the misappropriation of Indigenous art and culture. We have an obligation and responsibility to ensure that TELUS’ use of Indigenous art in our digital and physical spaces is respectful of Indigenous artists. TELUS works with each artist to ensure that they retain full intellectual property and control over their work.

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