Do you know a young Friendly Future Maker? TELUS launches
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TELUS is celebrating young people across Canada by launching the Future Creator Friendly Awards, inviting Canadians to name the friendly future maker in their lives who is creating lasting change in their community. Canadians can nominate a Friendly Future Maker between the ages of 13 and 19 to telus.com/YouthAwards. Applicants will be entered to win one of six prize packages worth $7,000, which includes $5,000 for an RESP or to help fund their initiative, a $1,000 TELUS gift card and a $1,000 donation to the registered charity of their choice. Inspired by TELUS’ longstanding promise, Make the Future Friendly, this national call builds on that momentum and helps empower young Canadians who are helping to make the world a better place. The Friendly Future Makers Awards are open for nominations until September 26 and winners will be announced online October 24.
“The Friendly Future Makers Awards recognize our dedicated young leaders who are not only making a meaningful impact today, but also helping to shape the world we will live in tomorrow,” said Jill Schnarr, Head of Social Innovation and communications, TELUS. “Friendly Future Makers are transforming their communities and their planet for good, creating a positive impact and ultimately helping to make the future friendly. Whether it’s giving back to their communities, caring for the health and well-being of our planet, or helping feed those in need, we call on everyone to join us in celebrating young people who make the world a better place.
As a global leader in social good, TELUS uses its technology to address some of today’s most pressing challenges, including strengthening the local health and well-being of communities, reducing digital divides and the active fight against climate change. To continue to drive meaningful and innovative change, a winner will be chosen, by a jury, in each of the TELUS social purpose categories:
Connection activator – help build human connections by being a mentor or volunteering at a local retirement home
community builder – give back to those who need it most by volunteering in your neighborhood or through small acts of kindness
Health and wellness help – taking care of the mental and/or physical health of your community through care packages or monitoring your neighbors
hunger heroes – help feed communities through neighborhood gardens or food drives
planet protector – give back to protect the planet by picking up waste or recycling it
Future Friendly Maker – create change in your community to make the future friendly, outside of the five categories or in multiple categories
The Friendly Future Makers Awards are just one of the many ways TELUS continues to invest in youth. Helping to create meaningful change by bridging digital divides, TELUS’ Connecting for Good programs provide subsidized or free internet and mobility services, helping to ensure that young people in care, as well as children from low-income households, can stay securely and reliably connected to the people, resources and tools that matter most. TELUS Wisea free digital literacy program, offers informative workshops and resources helping more than 525,000 Canadians, including young people across the country, stay safe in our digital world, while TELUS Foundation for a Brighter Future and TELUS Community Committees also funds more than 500 charities each year that aim to help young Canadians thrive in a digital world.
Since 2000, TELUS has been a global leader in social capitalism, donating $1.4 billion, including $900 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and 1.8 million volunteer days, supporting charities and local community organizations all over the world. Each year, TELUS supports more than 4,000 charities and community organizations around the world.
To learn more about the Friendly Future Makers Awards and to nominate an inspirational young person giving back in your community, visit telus.com/YouthAwards.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, leading communications technology company with $17 billion in annual revenue and 17 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP , voice, television, entertainment, video and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our advanced technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human results. Our long-standing commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The many sustained accolades TELUS has received over the years from independent, industry-leading network analytics firms are a testament to the strength and speed of TELUS’ world-class networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to people. , resources and information that improve our lives.
TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture and Consumer Products is a global technology provider of innovative data insights and digital solutions, creating a unified, reliable and sustainable value chain. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content moderation, for global brands and disruptive in high-growth verticals, including technology and gaming. , communications and media and e-commerce and FinTech. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 28 countries around the world.
Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy of giving where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and our retirees to contribute more than $900 million, in cash, in-kind, time and 1.8 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism has made TELUS the most generous company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.
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