TELUS Calgary and Southern Alberta Community Board in action

Our TELUS Calgary and Southern Alberta Community Board has donated $9.4 million since 2005 to 595 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2022


Budget allocated


Local charities

Eleanor Chiu (Chair)

Chief Financial Officer, Trico Group

Eleanor Chiu is a prominent leader in the business and philanthropic community in Calgary. She is genuinely passionate about ensuring her contributions make a significant difference. Her long list of volunteer roles have included sitting on the Mount Royal University Board of Governors, Alberta Children’s Hospital Board, and treasurer of Immigrant Access Fund Board. She and her husband, Wayne, founded the Trico Charitable Foundation and she serves as one of their directors. In her role as Trico Group’s Chief Financial Officer, she helped build the Company from a small business in Calgary to one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies - a testament to her business acumen, and professional and personal strengths. She also held directorship of various public and private for-profit companies. Eleanor holds an FCPA, FCA designation, a prestigious honorary designation awarded to CPAs who, through their outstanding achievements including community leadership, bring distinction to the accounting profession and serve as role models to others. 

Eleanor’s passion for entrepreneurship and keen awareness of the need for creative solutions to ensure sustainability in the non-profit sector has played a key role in setting the Trico Charitable Foundation’s mission - provoking innovation and building capacity in social entrepreneurship. The Bow Valley College’s Chiu School of Business was named after their family. Through the Foundation, the Chiu family has also contributed to the Calgary Stampede Youth programs and, most recently, creating an entrepreneurship hub at Mount Royal University and a social entrepreneurship centre at the University of Calgary. 

Through all of these endeavours, Eleanor Chiu has driven innovation and industry change in her profession, support of business studies and has demonstrated remarkable and outstanding achievement in her field and in the Community.

Navin Arora (Vice Chair)

Executive Vice President & President, TELUS Business Solutions

Byron Chan

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Connections Society

Michael Filice

Regulatory Legal Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, TELUS (Board Secretary)

Lourdes Juan

Founder of Hive Developments, Soma Spa, Knead Technologies, Leftovers & Fresh Routes

Patty Kilgallon

Community Champion

Britt Kubicz

Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS

Richard Milton

President, TELUS Community Ambassadors – Calgary and Senior People & Culture Advisor, Labour Relations, TELUS

Cindy Ngo

Manager, Fund Development & Community Engagement, Calgary Drop-In Centre

Kirby Redwood

Lead Oskayapewis (CEO), Miskanawah

Shazia Sobani

Vice President, Customer Network Implementation, TELUS

Kevin Stickel

Vice President, Business Solutions West and Customer Experience, Loyalty, Marketing, Sales & Support, TELUS

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