Technology for Teachers Fund enhances the technology experience for kids in the classroom

Technology for Teachers Fund enhances the technology experience for kids in 
the classroom 
TELUS Technology for Teachers Fund provides grants to support technology 
projects and equipment upgrades 
HALIFAX, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS announced today it has introduced a new 
grants program to help fund technology projects and equipment upgrades in Nova 
Scotia schools. As part of TELUS' ongoing commitment to give where we live, 
TELUS' Phones for Good Campaign will give $25* from each TELUS smartphone 
purchased in Nova Scotia until August 7, 2013 to a newly created TELUS 
Technology for Teachers Fund. 
The TELUS Technology for Teachers Fund will allow local schools to apply for 
grants up to $5,000 to bring technology upgrades into their classrooms. The 
total donations from the smartphone campaign will go towards supporting this 
new program to improve educational opportunities for kids in Nova Scotia. The 
grants can be used for any technology improvement in schools such as SMART 
boards, iPads or laptops for classrooms. 
"We believe connecting kids and their classrooms to new technologies has 
become imperative part of economic success in our high-tech society," Gen. 
(Ret.) Rick Hillier, Chair of the TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board. 
"TELUS saw an opportunity to give back by making direct contributions to 
improve classroom resources in the area they know best -- technology. As part 
of TELUS' long-standing commitment to give back to local communities, we are 
thrilled to bring the Technology for Teachers fund to Nova Scotia schools." 
Teachers interested in applying for a technology grant can complete an online 
application beginning today. The TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board plans 
to work with members of the education sector to participate in the selection 
process and disburse funding which will be awarded at the start of the 2013 
school year. 
TELUS is able to fund community projects like the TELUS Technology for 
Teachers Fund thanks to the support of customers. When customers join TELUS, 
they get more than a product or service - they help make a positive and 
lasting difference in the lives of others in their community. Thank you. 
Since 2000, TELUS and our more than 240 team members and retirees have 
contributed more than $6 Million to charitable and not-for-profit 
organizations initiatives in Nova Scotia. More importantly, our team has 
volunteered more than 5,500 hours to supporting Atlantic Canada charities and 
community organizations including the Colchester Hospice, Chisholm Youth, 
Marigold Theatre and the IWK. 
The TELUS' Phones for Good campaign is available to all customers who activate 
a new smartphone at TELUS locations in Nova Scotia between February 7, 2013 
and August 7, 2013. The TELUS Phones for Good program in Atlantic Canada has 
donated more than $800,000 to organizations such as IWK Health Foundation, 
Boys & Girls Clubs and Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation. 
*up to a maximum of $75,000. Eligible on all new TELUS smartphone activations 
in Nova Scotia. 
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in 
Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1million 
customer connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers, 
3.4million wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers 
and 678,000 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 video. 
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members 
and retirees have contributed more than $300million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million 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 
Holly Dunn Dunn & Associates Communications and Public Affairs 902-422-6014 
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation 
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