Founded in 2018, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation began their mission to help create a friendlier future for Canadians through community, provincial and national charitable grants. As the world becomes more complex, those who need help the most often risk being left behind. The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is committed to helping build brighter futures for our communities through their support of health and technology programs.
Funding friendlier futures
Since October 2018, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation has supported over 800 local organizations through their national 13 Community Boards. With over $9.5 million dollars our funding priorities include:
Building healthier communities by supporting public health initiatives
Supporting vulnerable youth through access to digital connectivity and
Providing immediate care to communities needing critical disaster relief
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent charitable organization with its own administration and Board of Directors. Thanks to the generosity of TELUS, their founding donor, all administrative expenses incurred by the Foundation are covered, so that 100% of donations go directly to registered Canadian charitable organizations.
“Giving back is in our DNA and with the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, we are able to support grassroots charities that help make our communities as strong as possible. Our aim is to ensure that vulnerable Canadians get access to opportunities, programs and resources that will help them thrive by supporting charities coast to coast.” said TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Executive Director, Dee Brown
For 10 years the TELUS Community Boards and more recently through the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation we have partnered with the Distress Centre and contributed over $100,000 dollars to support crisis mental health initiatives for vulnerable youth. Through our partnership, this funding ensures that all youth experiencing a crisis are heard by connecting participants with accessible talk and text-based services.