TELUS doubles impact with $2 million commitment to its Indigenous Communities Fund

Today, TELUS announced a doubling of its commitment to the TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund, raising the investment from $1 million to $2 million over the next five years. In alignment with TELUS’ Reconciliation Commitment, the Indigenous Community Fund enables social outcomes and creates space for grant recipients to impact their communities in meaningful ways. With recent reports stating that programming for Indigenous youth in Canada is underfunded, understaffed, and underpaid, this announcement underscores TELUS’ dedication to strengthening relationships with Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and enabling transformative outcomes that will be felt by generations to come. 

Launched in November 2021, the TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund provides grant funding to Indigenous-led organizations and community groups that support mental health and well-being, language and cultural revitalization, access to education, and community building, including: 

  • Big Horn Health Services: grant funding will support the Reserve Recreation Facility Project in Alberta, by building a new accessible playground, fostering community-wellness while meeting the physical, cognitive, and social needs of children and youth. 
  • Workforce Warriors: grant funding will assist in the expansion of its STEM training program for young Indigenous people in rural Ontario and offer hands-on training to build careers in telecommunications.
  • N’Quatqua First Nation: grant funding will support the “Learning to live off the land” program, connecting youth in BC to the land and teaching them traditional ways of gathering and hunting. 

TELUS has a longstanding commitment to strengthening relationships with Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, acknowledging that our work spans many Traditional Territories and Treaty areas. With a $10M leadership commitment to support Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, in 2021, TELUS became the first and only telecom company in Canada to launch an Indigenous Reconciliation Commitment and Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan. In addition to these significant investments, TELUS is continuing to expand its Mobility for Good for Indigenous Women at Risk, developed in partnership with Indigenous-led organizations across the country, to provide free smartphones and data plans to Indigenous women at risk of or surviving violence, helping them stay connected to vital resources and support. 

For more information on TELUS’ Reconciliation commitment, please visit  

For more information on the TELUS Indigenous Community Fund, please visit

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