TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Launches National Auction To  Support Youth Mental Health 

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation’s third-annual Friendly Future Online Auction launches today, with one hundred per cent of proceeds going directly to Canadian charities that promote youth mental health and well-being. Recent research from the Canadian Institute for Health Information estimates that up to 20 per cent of children and youth in Canada are affected by a mental health disorder. Amidst the ongoing youth mental health crisis, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation provides support to charities in communities across Canada that provide under-served youth with access to the resources they need to learn, make connections, and stay healthy, opening up new opportunities for them to reach their full potential. 

With a fundraising goal of $150,000, Canadians can bid online on hundreds of auction items, generously donated from partners across the country, including weekend getaways, phones and tablets, tickets to sporting events and signed memorabilia. Since the inaugural Friendly Future Online Action in 2021, the Foundation has raised more than $250,000 through this event in support of charities across Canada that address youth mental health and foster a sense of belonging.

 TELUS Friendly Future Foundation along with TELUS’ 13 Canadian Community Boards collaborate to enhance the lives of two million youth annually. Last year alone, the Foundation provided more than $10 million in grant funding to more than 500 charitable organizations across the country, including Big Brothers Big Sisters CanadaCovenant House and Step Stones for Youth.

The Friendly Future Online Auction runs until November 7. To learn more about the auction, including how to bid or make a donation, visit 

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