How we made a difference in 2017

$800K Budget allocated
65 Local charities
Telus Community Investment Board Vancouver
Nini Baird
Member, Order of Canada, Chair, Knowledge Network Corporation and Chair, TELUS Fund

Nini Baird, C.M., has long been recognized as arts administrator and advocate, with management experience in the arts, post-secondary education and educational broadcasting, as well as corporate and private philanthropy. She has worked on the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. A former Canada Council Board member and Chair of the BC Arts Council, she currently serves as Chair, Knowledge Network Corporation; Chair, TELUS Vancouver Community Board; and Chair, TELUS Fund, a national independent production fund focussing on health and wellness content for multiple platforms.

Ms. Baird’s BC post-secondary career spanned Simon Fraser University (Director, Centre for Communications and the Arts); Emily Carr College (now University) of Art and Design (Director, Outreach Programs); and Open Learning Agency/Knowledge Network (Director, Programming).

In 1993 she was named a member of the Order of Canada and in 2012 received the Diamond Jubilee Medal. She has received numerous awards including in 2015 an LL.D.(Hon.) from Simon Fraser University, the 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award (Arts and Communications category) from the Women’s Executive Network (WXN); the Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership from Canadian Conference of the Arts and the President’s 40th Anniversary Award from Simon Fraser University. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

Josh Blair (Vice Chair)
Josh Blair (Vice Chair)
Executive Vice President TELUS Health and TELUS International and President, Business Solutions West
Mary Ackenhusen
Mary Ackenhusen
President & CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health
Jastina Aujla
Jastina Aujla
Youth representative and Student, University of British Columbia
Charmaine Crooks
Charmaine Crooks
President & CEO, NGU Consultants & Five-time Olympian
Fiona Entwistle
Fiona Entwistle
Community volunteer
Kelli Erickson No Photo Available
Kelli Erickson
TELUS Business Consultant, and Volunteer Lead, TELUS Community Ambassadors – Vancouver
Doug French
Doug French
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TELUS
Anne Giardini
Anne Giardini
Chancellor, Simon Fraser University
Tom Grant
Tom Grant
Retired Educator & School Superintendent, Coquitlam School District
Arleen King
Arleen King
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, TELUS
Navida Nuraney
Navida Nuraney
Executive Director, ArtStarts in Schools
Bruce Passmore
Bruce Passmore
Executive Director, CPAWS - BC
Dr. Ross Paul
Dr. Ross Paul
Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia
Curtis Rowe
Curtis Rowe
Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS
Allan Seckel
Allan Seckel
CEO, Doctors of BC
Patricia Shields
Patricia Shields
Educational Consultant and Retired Principal
Jennifer Sung
Jennifer Sung
Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)
Marilyn Tyfting No Photo Available
Marilyn Tyfting
Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer, TELUS International
James Wright
James Wright
Former General Director, Vancouver Opera
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