TELUS Fund to help transform the lives of Canadians with stories of health and technology: Financing the creation of Canadian Content

When you think of how technology has helped to drive innovations in the field of health and wellness, it’s remarkable how far we’ve come and what the future holds. These stories of social and technological advancements helping to change the lives of Canadians – transforming the digital health world through intersecting technology and medical practise – are powerful, moving and sometimes unbelievable.Tel_Fund_RGB_E

It’s these stories, ones that ignite conversations about how our health outcomes are directly impacted by innovative thinking, we want to tell. With the introduction of the TELUS Fund, we hope to provide the Canadian creative community with the important funding they need to help tell stories like this and foster innovation.

Apply to the TELUS Fund

Announced today, the TELUS Fund gives independent producers the opportunity to create unique and compelling innovative content for Canadians to enjoy in a multi-screen environment. An independent production fund (IPF), the TELUS Fund looks to support 10 to 20 projects a year up to $250,000 each.

If you’re a Canadian independent producer with a successful track record in delivering digital, film and television multi-platform content, we encourage you to apply to the first submission deadline (October 18, 2013). For more information or to request an application form, visit http://telusfund.ca. French http://fondstelus.ca

Transforming the lives of Canadians

The TELUS Fund supports the TELUS goal of realizing social and technological innovation in the ever-changing health sector. Enabling the creative community as storytellers to transform and improve the lives of Canadians through informative, engaging content is such an exciting initiative. Thanks to the rapid growth of Optik TV subscribers, we’re able to share it with you.

Prem Gill, Director, Content for TELUS, is a passionate ambassador for local content creation and loves to urban farm. She was recently named in a Globe and Mail article referencing the Globe’s power list of 10 women who matter in English Canada as film and content creators and decision makers. A member of the TELUS team since 2008, she drives the development of content for Optik Local community programming, available on demand to Optik TV subscribers and publically through the Optik Local website.