Calgary Community Board in action
Our Calgary Community Board has donated $8.4 million since 2005 to 530 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.
How we made a difference in 2020
Marilyn McCaig (Chair)
Community Champion, Chair, Strategic Advisory Board for the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
Marilyn McCaig joined the TELUS Calgary Community Board in 2017, she served three years as a committee member before assuming the position of Board Chair in May 2020. Her longstanding commitment to the City of Calgary and the province of Alberta can be seen through the numerous philanthropic projects that she supports. Born in Calgary, Marilyn is a longtime advocate for medical research, health care and the importance of contributions made by the charitable sector. A well-known volunteer, she has supported numerous local charities and important community fundraising initiatives.
Her passion for being active and living a health driven lifestyle has led her to champion the work of the McCaig Institute at the University of Calgary, a recognized global institution in musculoskeletal research. Marilyn and the McCaig family continue to be strong supporters of improving bone and joint health for all Canadians. As Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board for the McCaig Institute, her goal is to inspire systemic change in the way healthcare is delivered and improve outcomes for patients.
A believer in the importance of lifelong learning, Marilyn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, she has dedicated much of her life to helping youth succeed. In addition, Marilyn serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, an innovative medical school committed to excellence and leadership in education, research and service to society.
Navin Arora (Vice Chair)
Executive Vice President & President, TELUS Business Solutions
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Family Service
Chief Financial Officer, Trico Group
Regulatory Legal Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, TELUS (Board Secretary)
Executive Director, Calgary Children’s Cottage Society
President, TELUS Community Ambassadors – Calgary and Senior People & Culture Advisor, Labour Relations, TELUS
President and CEO, Spruce Meadows
Vice President, Business Solutions West and Customer Experience, Loyalty, Marketing, Sales & Support, TELUS
Lorna St. Thomas
Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS