Indigenous Communities Fund
The TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund offers grants up to $50,000 for Indigenous-led social, health and community programs. Together, we can make the future friendly by supporting Indigenous leaders and community groups who know their communities best.
TELUS collaborated with Míkw’achi7m (Marissa Nahanee), Squamish and Nisga’a Nation, on the intent, context, and manner of the art used. Photo: Mason Mashon, Saddle Lake Cree Nation.
Our commitment to reconciliation
In partnership with Indigenous Peoples, TELUS is committed to progressing the path of reconciliation in a deeply meaningful way and is dedicated to fulfilling our role and responsibilities in this regard.
For more than a decade, TELUS has collaborated with Indigenous Peoples and organizations to enable connectivity and bridge digital, geographic and socio-economic divides.
Working together, we are helping create tangible outcomes that will impact generations to come.
Funding Indigenous-led solutions
The TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund provides flexible grant funding to Indigenous-led programs supporting Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Funding is available for projects focused on, but not limited to:
Health, mental health and well-being
Access to education and resources
Community building and enhancement
Language and cultural revitalization
Inter-community sharing of cultural stories
We provide flexible grants to Indigenous organizations, not-for-profits and community groups. Grants are available up to $50,000 and are to support Indigenous-led initiatives that support tangible positive outcomes.
Requests eligible for funding:
Your organization, community group or project supports Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) within Canada
You clearly address a pressing social or well-being need and create measurable community outcomes
Requests ineligible for funding:
Religious focused projects or organizations
Projects that operate outside of Canada
Go-Fund-Me campaigns or individual fundraising initiatives
Applications are reviewed two times per year. Please allow 12 weeks following the application deadline to receive a response regarding your application status. Applications are due by midnight (your local time) on the following dates:
March 4, 2022
October 14, 2022
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.