El Salvador Community Board in action

Our El Salvador Community Board has donated $1,000,000 since 2012 to 128 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2021

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2015 to 2021

Explore our El Salvador Community Board's latest projects

Helping Dorian achieve his full potential

The TELUS Manitoba Community Board is supporting Spence Neighbourhood Association’s mission to educate and empower youth living in one Canada’s most marginalized postal codes.

Empowering teens through the power of music

With the support of the TELUS Manitoba Community Board, Robb Nash is creating authentic connections with teens at risk.

Maria Avila (Chair)

Former politician, business person and trailbrazer

Mrs. Mayu Avila is a former politician, the first woman Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador in 1999, and businessperson. She was the first woman to serve as President of an insurance company, Internacional de Seguros, was elected President of Banco Salvadoreño, and served as Corporate Sustainability Head for HSBC Latin America. Mrs. Avila is now a consultant and serves on several Boards, including ASSA, the largest insurance company in the region.

Mrs. Avila has an academic background in art, insurance and law, with a Masters in Business Administration and a Postgraduate degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. She has taught at two Universities in El Salvador and lectured at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.

She has served on various professional associations: Asociación de Abogados de El Salvador; Centro de Estudios Jurídicos; Instituto Salvadoreño de Derecho Notarial; ASES insurance association; AIDA, Patronato del Hogar del Niño; FUDEM, EMPREPAS and Vital Voices; FUSADES; Universidad José Matías Delgado; Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Zamorano; Instituto Tecnológico Centroamericano; FEPADE Foundation; INCAE Business School; Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social; Fondo de Inversión Social; and Consejo Ejecutivo del Trienio de la Alfabetización; as well as being the first Latin-American member of PLAN International Board and Chair of the Americas Board Junior Achievement covering 31 countries.

The Rotary Club Maquilishuat honoured her with “Galardón al Orgullo Salvadoreño 2005” and Día a Día Newspaper in Los Angeles, California awarded Mrs. Avila with Woman of the Year 2005. Mrs. Avila was elected Distinguished Professional 2006 by the Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado, Distinguished Graduate 2009 by INCAE and the Most Admired Woman Entrepreneur in Central America 2010. She was the first woman in Central America to be admitted in YPO, Young Presidents Organization. She received, upon her 30 years of entrepreneurial activity, the Palma de Oro in 2007, the highest recognition granted by the private sector.

Mrs. Avila has been married for over 37 years and has three children and two grandchildren.

José Calderón (Vice Chair)

Vice President, Operations, TELUS International Central America

Fiorella Rebeca Amaya Rivas

Community Board prime, TELUS International Central America El Salvador

Eduardo Cader

Youth Representative and Executive Director

Celina De Sola

Director, Programs, Glasswing International

Mauricio Lopez Craik

Regional Director, Customer Experience, TELUS International Central America

Arturo Marenco

Director, Information Services, TELUS International Central America El Salvador

Douglas Marroquin

Project Manager, Board of Directors, Gloria de Kriete Foundation

Beatriz Marroquin de Quiñonez

Founder, Ronald McDonald Foundation, El Salvador

Aldo Miranda

Head of HOTM for USAID

Guillermo Montano

Strategic Advisor, TELUS International Central America

Deborah Rosales

Community Board prime, TELUS International Central America El Salvador

Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt

Partner, Legal Office Guandique Segovia Quintanilla

Manuel Telles

Legal Advisor, TELUS International Central America El Salvador

Kalena Velado

Independent Consultant

Jaime Vila

Vice President, Human Resources, TELUS International Central America

2022 application deadlines

Please note the application deadline time on the dates listed is midnight in the local time zone.

  • March 31

  • July 31