2021 Indigenous Reconciliation & Connectivity Report
Learn more about TELUS’ reconciliation commitments and actions, and the remarkable outcomes that Indigenous communities are driving.
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.
Carol Anne Hilton
Hesquiaht Nation, B.C
Dr. Kim van der Woerd
‘Namgis First Nation, B.C.
Métis Nation of Alberta
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.
Supporting Indigenous-led solutions
Learn how TELUS is putting our commitment to social impact into action.
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.