Recently, I had the privilege of participating in the inaugural TELUS Manitoba community board meeting where we committed to provide $500,000 in grants each year to registered charities in Manitoba to inspire local youth through the power of technology. This contribution is part of the total $1 million commitment TELUS has made to Manitoba in 2017 in support of communities throughout the province and important organizations including the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, WE Day Manitoba, WWF and others.
At the meeting, the board – made up of distinguished business leaders and well known community champions that live and work in the province – reviewed applications from many, very worthy local charitable organizations. After much consideration, the board approved $160,500 in grants to the following organizations in support of their youth programs:
- The Robb Nash Project
- Canadian Diabetes – Manitoba
- Manitoba Conservatory of Music
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards
- Hearing Foundation of Canada
- Winnipeg Optimal Health – OHEYS Autism Program
- Spence Neighborhood Association
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Youth Programs
- Kids Help Phone
- Right to Play
We’re very excited about the launch of this new community board in Manitoba – our 17th community board! These boards put funding decisions directly in the hands of local leaders who know their communities best and understand where our contributions will have the most significant impact. We have no doubt that the Manitoba Community Board will make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of youth and families across the province.
While TELUS has been a part of the Manitoba community since it launched national wireless services in 2000, in the coming months, we will welcome new customers and invest in wireless technology and infrastructure in Manitoba to further enhance the reliability, speed and reach of our world-leading 4G LTE network. Entrenching our support of the community through the TELUS Manitoba Community Board was a natural next step in the evolution of our commitment in the province.
To learn more about our community boards and the impact they have made in Canada and around the world, visit community.telus.com.