Connecting youth to a world of opportunities

We're 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'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 at-risk 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 at-risk 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

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funds health, education and technology-focused charitable programs in communities across Canada that help connect at-risk 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. For larger national, territorial and provincial initiatives, we provide grants of up to $200,000.

Meet the Board

Ashif Mawji

Chair of the Board

Lane Merrifield


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