TELUS wins CHIA 2012 Award for Corporate Citizenship

Award highlights TELUS' achievements in health and technology to improve 
patient outcomes 
MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - TELUS is proud to announce that it has won the 
Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) for Corporate Citizenship. The award, 
presented at the CHIA Annual Gala in Toronto on November 7 by ITAC Health 
recognizes the leading multi-national for-profit healthcare ICT company that 
is committed to and passionate about health informatics and has heavily 
invested in contributing to the industry in Canada. Kids' Health Link 
Foundation (KHLF) nominated TELUS for the award. 
The award recognizes the numerous investments TELUS has made in the health 
sector. A decade ago, TELUS decided to use its world-class technology to 
address the unprecedented challenges facing the country's healthcare. Today, 
TELUS Health has more than 1,400 team members dedicated to health and has 
invested more than $1B in health over the last five years. 
"TELUS is a firm believer in engaging consumers directly in the healthcare 
system which then drives the enablement of pan-Canadian health system 
improvements and outcomes, within the hospital, community and at home," cites 
Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health. "This complements the organization's 
passion for corporate social responsibility and creates a legacy of giving 
based on innovation through technology." 
TELUS investments in healthcare include Upopolis, launched in eight hospitals 
across the country with more being planned for 2013. Created by KHLF and 
powered by TELUS, is the only private, secure and trusted online 
social network designed just for kids in hospital. Upopolis provides the best 
features of social networking while also providing unique features to kids in 
hospital environments such as a homework site to stay up-to-date with their 
schoolwork, links to kid-friendly health and wellness information, and 
connections to other children with the same condition. 
"TELUS takes pride in finding new and innovative healthcare solutions for 
Canadians through the use of technology," said Basile Papaevangelou, Chairman 
and Founder, Kids' Health Links Foundation. "Upopolis is a terrific example of 
the kind of generous investments TELUS has made in technology that empowers 
Canadians in healthcare." 
Nominations for the Corporate Citizenship award are based on the criteria of 
visible leadership, participation in associations and institutions, sharing 
experience and contribution to knowledge development and measurable level of 
support provided to the industry. 
"The Canadian Health Informatics Awards honours contributions and commitment 
to the Canadian Health Informatics Industry," said Karna Gupta, President and 
CEO ITAC. "TELUS' significant and meaningful contributions to the healthcare 
industry in Canada make the organization well deserving of this award and 
underlines TELUS Health's commitment to turn information into better health 
About Kids' Health Links Foundation
Kids' Health Links was founded by Basile Papaevangelou and his daughter 
Christina to connect, through technology, children in health care facilities 
across Canada with friends and family, their teachers and schoolwork. Kids' 
Health Links Foundation created Upopolis - an innovative, private online 
community for children in care. The Kids' Health Links technology solutions 
help to alleviate stress, isolation and loneliness for children in medical 
care in order to help children heal faster and better to overcome traumatic 
medical experiences. 
About ITAC Health 
Representing more than 120 Canadian ICT companies that are actively involved 
in the health sector, ITAC Health promotes the role its members can play in 
establishing the Canadian healthcare industry as a global leader. Through 
collaboration, ITAC Health and its members work with healthcare stakeholders 
to improve the health of Canadians and the efficiency of the Canadian 
healthcare system through the implementation of information and communications 
About TELUS Health 
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health 
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS 
Health gives health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers 
the power to turn information into better health outcomes. For more 
information about TELUS Health, please visit 
About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company 
in Canada, with $10.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.0million customer 
connections including 7.6million wireless subscribers, 3.4million wireline 
network access lines, 1.3million Internet subscribers and more than 635,000 
TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, 
TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including 
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and 
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members 
and retirees have contributed more than $260million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2million hours of service to 
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' 
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most 
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of 
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this 
prestigious international recognition. 
For more information about TELUS, please visit 
Donna Ramirez TELUS Health 416-320-9309 
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