About us

Helping Canadians reach their full potential

As the world becomes more complex, those who need help the most often risk being left behind. We are committed to helping build brighter futures for at-risk youth through our support of health, education and technology programs.

Funding friendlier futures

Founded in 2018, we are an independent registered charity. Our mission is to help create a friendlier future for vulnerable Canadians, in particular youth, by making grants to community-based, provincial, territorial and national charities.

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 vulnerable populations, in particular at-risk youth, through access to health and educational programming

  • Promoting innovative use of technology

  • Providing immediate care to communities needing critical disaster relief

Get funded

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funds health, education and technology-focused charitable programs in communities across Canada that help at-risk youth realize their full potential. By partnering with the TELUS Community Boards, we support local community programs with grants of up to $20,000. For larger national, territorial and provincial initiatives, we provide grants of up to $200,000.

Meet the Board

Tania Carnegie

Chair of the Board

Lane Merrifield


Fiona Entwistle

Craig Kielburger

Christopher Main

Jill Schnarr

Meet the team

Shanan Spencer-Brown

Executive Director

Shannon Bain

Senior Manager, Fundraising Development

Noah Kravitz

Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

Louisa Niedermann

Fund Development Coordinator

Gail Ovelson

Manager, Governance and Reporting