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Mobility for Good™

We believe that connecting youth to the services they need is a critical step in enabling their future success. The Mobility for Good™ program is an innovative collaboration between TELUS and the B.C. Government’s Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) in BC and between TELUS and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada (CAFC) in Ontario. In Quebec we are piloting this program with Centre de Jeunesse Foundations in Bas-St-Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec City and Montreal. By providing vulnerable young adults with access to a mobile device and data plan, we’re giving them the opportunity to succeed.

 

With this program, eligible youth and young adults that are transitioning from government care are provided with a smartphone and fully subsidised TELUS Mobility voice & data plan for two years. To ensure these young adults are getting the most out of their technology, digital literacy support is available at any of our TELUS Learning Centres, as well as TELUS WISE® resources to help educate on keeping a clean digital footprint and protecting personal information and privacy.

 

Through Mobility for Good, we are helping young Canadians build their independence and confidence. Equipped with TELUS smartphones, they will have a reliable connection for prospective employers, post-secondary institutions and landlords, and be able to stay connected with friends and family as they transition to independent living.

 

Features include:

  • Access to a refurbished smartphone at no cost
  • $0 per month smartphone rate plan (including applicable taxes) for two years
  • Unlimited nationwide talk and text
  • Up to 3 GB of data per month
  • Access to free digital literacy education and online safety material

This program helps to keep youth transitioning out of care connected to the critical services they need to be successful.


How do I apply?

In Ontario, young adults between the ages of 18-26 and who are, or would be eligible for continued Care and Support for Youth (CCSY) at any Ontario Children’s Aid Society can apply for Mobility for Good eligibility through the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s online portal.

 

In British Columbia, eligible young adults on the Agreement for Young Adults (AYA) program will be notified through mail from the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development. Youth eligible for this program may also be eligible for Internet for Good. This is a completely voluntary offer and if eligible, there are no obligations to accept it or to contact TELUS.

 

In Quebec, young people aged 18-26 who have received Youth Protection services can go directly to the Centre de Jeunesse Foundations of Bas-St-Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec City and Montréal or discuss the program directly with their social worker.

 

If you have any questions about the Mobility for Good program please contact us at: community.affairs@telus.com.