Connecting youth to a world of opportunities

We're committed to helping build brighter futures for youth through our support of health, education and technology programs.

Funding friendlier futures

Founded in 2018, we're an independent registered charity. Our mission is to help connect youth to a world of opportunities by supporting Canadian organisations that offer health, education or technology programs. We do this by making grants to community-based, provincial, territorial and national charities that help youth thrive in a digital world.

Thanks to the generosity of TELUS, our Founding Donor, all administrative expenses are covered, with 100% of donations going directly to Canadian registered charities.

Our funding priorities include:

  • Supporting youth through increased access to health and educational programming

  • Promoting innovative use of technology

  • Providing immediate care to communities needing critical disaster relief

Get funded

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funds health, education and technology-focused charitable programs in communities across Canada that help connect youth to a world of opportunities. 

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.


Meet the Board

Ashif Mawji

Chair of the Board

Lane Merrifield

Treasurer


Tania Carnegie

Fiona Entwistle

Craig Kielburger

Christopher Main

Bobbie Racette

Jill Schnarr


Meet the team

Shanan Spencer-Brown

Executive Director

Jodi Baxter

Senior Manager, Fund Development & Partnerships

Noah Kravitz

Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

Louisa Niedermann

Fund Development Coordinator

Gail Ovelson

Manager, Governance and Reporting