How we give Team Member Giving TELUS Community Ambassadors

Supporting our communities

Passionate about giving back and providing a vital connection to our local communities, over 4,700 current and retired TELUS team members volunteer as TELUS Community Ambassadors in 23 clubs across B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In 2017, they donated close to 60,000 care items, including:

6,500Comfort Kits (basic toiletries and comfort items for homeless and displaced families)
13,000Kits for Kids (backpacks filled with school supplies for less fortunate children)
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Upper Island

The Upper Island TELUS Community Ambassadors club is comprised of retired and current team members from Parksville to Campbell River.  This group covers a lot of territory in distance and their commitment to the community.

Some of the many initiatives and programs the club supports include:

  • Sewing Heart Pillows
  • Making Baby Bags
  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Feeding the homeless
  • Distributing TELUS Comfort Bears to the R.C.M.P. and the ambulance service
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – West Kootenay

They may not be large in membership but the West Kootenay club is big on heart and commitment to the people in their communities. In the past they have focused their fundraising efforts, raising more than $18,500 to help fund a new CT scanner for the Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Some of the many initiatives and programs the club supports include:

  • Assembling Kits for Kids, Comfort Kits, Baby Bags, Senior Bags and Christmas Stockings
  • Delivering for Meals on Wheels
  • Holding garage sales to support their fundraising initiatives
  • Volunteering at Relay for Life and local food banks
  • Volunteering at such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and the Lions Club for TELUS Day of Giving
West Kootenay TELUS volunteers
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast TELUS Community Ambassadors club proudly serves the communities in their region spanning Gibsons to Powell River.

Some of the many programs and initiatives they support include:

  • Delivering Comfort Kits to the Salvation Army
  • Helping out at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens
  • Participating in the annual TELUS Day of Giving
  • Launching a local chapter of H.E.R.O.S. (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) at the new Gibsons Arena
  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – South Island

The South Island TELUS Community Ambassadors club serves the southern region of Vancouver Island. Membership is comprised of current and retired TELUS team members, their spouses and friends, and is growing. The group of enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking people pride themselves on having fun while making a positive difference in the community.

Some of the many programs and initiatives they support include:

  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Donating TELUS Comfort Kits to those in need
  • Sewing lap blankets for seniors and blankets, sweaters and toques for babies
  • Fundraising for causes close to their hearts, such as the David Foster Foundation
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Prince George

The Prince George TELUS Community Ambassadors club is comprised of current and retired TELUS team members and their families. This group prides themselves on finding groups and causes that need help the most.

Some of the many programs and initiatives they support include:

  • Serving meals to the homeless at the local St. Vincent de Paul
  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Participating in the Big Bike Ride for Heart and Stroke
  • Sewing and filling bags with Christmas gifts for confined seniors
  • Sewing baby blankets, sweaters and toques to fill Baby Bags for at risk mothers
  • Sewing Heart Pillows for transplant patients
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Okanagan

The Okanagan TELUS Community Ambassadors club serves many communities in the region, and is one of the most sought after volunteer groups in the region because of the friendly attitude, experience, commitment and passion they bring whenever called upon to volunteer.

Some of the many initiatives and programs they support include:

  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Assembling TELUS Comfort Kits for those in need
  • Sewing lap blankets for seniors and blankets, sweaters and toques for babies
  • Volunteering at charities close to their hearts such as, Robert Bateman Wild Day for Youth and TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley TELUS Community Ambassadors club covers a wide area from Burnaby to Hope, including the Tri-cities, Maple Ridge and Mission.

Some of the many initiatives and programs the club supports include:

  • Sewing finger puppets and premature baby toques for several local hospitals
  • Sewing head covers and IV cushions for local cancer patients
  • Volunteering at the Aldergrove Fair Days and local community centres
  • Selling carnations for the annual Multiple Sclerosis Society campaign
  • Cleaning and planting in a local park as part of TELUS Day of Giving
  • Holding book sales to support the community
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – East Kootenay

Based in Cranbrook, the East Kootenay TELUS Community Ambassadors club serves community organizations spanning a large geographic area from the Canada-U.S.A. border north to Golden and from the B.C.-Alberta border west to Kootenay Lake.

Some of the many initiatives and programs the club supports include:

  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Volunteering with the Royal Canadian Legion
  • Assembling, sewing and delivering Baby Bags
  • Sewing lap blankets for chemotherapy and dialysis patients
East Kootenay TELUS volunteers
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Central Island

The Central Island TELUS Community Ambassadors club serves a large area of central Vancouver Island from Duncan, north to Parksville and west to Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.

Some of the many initiatives and programs the club supports include:

  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Delivering TELUS Comfort Kits to those in need
  • Sewing blankets for seniors and babies
  • Assembling and delivering Baby Bags
  • Sewing neo-natal crib snakes for premature babies
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Kamloops

The Kamloops TELUS Community Ambassadors club actively supports its community, providing volunteers and supplying care items where they are needed.

The club supports many local programs such as:

  • Assembling TELUS Comfort Kits for those in need
  • Assembling TELUS Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Sewing items for babies and seniors, such as blankets, sweaters and toques
  • Assembling and delivering Baby Bags
  • Sewing Heart Pillows
  • Distributing TELUS Comfort Bears to the R.C.M.P. and the ambulance services
  • Volunteering with organizations such as CIBC Run for the Cure, Crime Stoppers, Kamloops and North Thompson Heritage Fair and Wendy’s Dreamlift
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TELUS Community Ambassadors – Vancouver

The Vancouver TELUS Community Ambassadors club is comprised of current and retired TELUS team members who are passionate about giving back to their community. The club provides support and administration for TELUS’ BC provincial programs and administers the Employee and Retiree Pay Day Lotteries, which provides funding for the TELUS Community Ambassadors programs.

Some of the many initiatives and programs the club supports include:

  • Assembling Comfort Kits for those in need
  • Assembling Kits for Kids for less fortunate kids
  • Donating books to school libraries through the Books for Kids program
  • Sewing items for babies and seniors, such as blankets, sweaters and toques
  • Assembling and delivering Baby Bags
  • Filling Christmas Stockings and Senior Bags
  • Sewing Heart Pillows
  • Distributing TELUS Comfort Bears to the R.C.M.P. and the ambulance services
  • Serving meals at the Salvation Army
  • Volunteering with organizations all over the Lower Mainland

Strengthening our communities one act of kindness at a time

Our TELUS Community Ambassadors have been making a huge difference in our communities for more than 100 years. It’s true – today’s Community Ambassadors stand on the shoulders of thousands of committed volunteers who came before, building upon a remarkable legacy of volunteerism and giving at our company.

Each year, over 4,700 current and retired team members from 23 clubs across Canada devote their time and energy to give back and inspire us all with the important work they do.

From supporting local food banks, serving meals to those less fortunate, filling backpacks full of school supplies or creating Comfort Kits for those living in temporary shelters, our Ambassadors provide a vital connection to the communities where we live and work.

- Bobby Farr, Vancouver Community Ambassador