Helping youth say hello to a friendlier future

At TELUS Friendly Future Foundation®, we're connecting youth to a world of opportunities by funding Canadian charities that offer health or education programs that support their development.


Opening doors to brighter futures

When youth have the support and resources they need to learn, be creative and stay healthy, whole new worlds of opportunity open up for them.

Our support for over 500 Canadian charities each year helps youth thrive in a digital world.

Help all youth thrive

You can help us give youth a better chance to succeed by making a donation to the Foundation today.

Your generosity helps ensure that no one, especially those who need help the most, gets left behind. Join us today and help connect youth to a world of opportunities.

Our support is adding up

2

million +

youth in Canada helped every year


$8

million +

contributed annually to local charities


500 +

charitable grants

given annually across Canada


 

You're making a real impact

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation issued $8.7 million in grants that supported 500 Canadian charities in 2021, directly impacting the lives of more than four million people. We are grateful for the generosity of our dedicated corporate partners, donors, volunteers, and TELUS team members, retirees and customers who are helping to make the future friendly for Canada’s youth.

Read our latest impact report to see how your support is helping drive innovation and  strengthen charities addressing the most pressing issues youth are facing today. 

 

Saying hello to brighter futures

The stories below showcase how TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is helping Canadian charities connect youth to a world of opportunities.

Providing educational and mental health support for youth

Located on a rural 600-acre property 2 hours west of Ottawa, The Boundless School offers a unique educational opportunity for youth living in low-income households. 

Joining forces with BGC Canada to relaunch youth mental wellness program

BGC Canada’s Flex Your Head is a universal mental health program developed to help youth 13+ think about, talk about, and understand issues of mental health and wellness in a safe and welcoming environment.

Educating female youth through STEM coding club workshops and camps

As the world becomes progressively more tech-focused, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is essential to improving girls’ future economic security and prosperity across Canada.

Who we support

Together with our 13 TELUS Canadian Community Boards, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation provided $8.7 million in funding to 449 registered charities in 2021. Our support helped more than 6 million marginalized people in communities across Canada build stronger social and health outcomes. 

By partnering with the TELUS Community Boards, we support local community programs with grants of up to $20,000. In addition, we offer larger grants of up to $200,000 for charities across Canada through our Innovation Grants.

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