TELUS and Free The Children launch Give Where You Live speaking tours in Quebec

TELUS and Free The Children launch Give Where You Live speaking tours in Quebec 
Local youth learn the greatest gift they can give is their time 
MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, at École Villa Sainte-Marcelline, 
TELUS launched its innovative Give Where You Live program. This program, 
developed in partnership with Free The Children, educates, encourages and 
empowers young people to become ambassadors of positive change and visionary 
leaders of tomorrow. 
The Give Where You Live program includes speaking tours, workshops and a 
curriculum that introduce youth to philanthropy. It engages youth on the 
importance of giving back and that one's own time and talent is often the most 
powerful and rewarding gift we can give. The program recognizes the great 
potential in today's youth to identify opportunities to enhance the lives of 
"Growing up, my friends and I were always searching for ways we could help get 
involved and make a difference in our community, but they were difficult to 
find," said Craig Kielburger, founder of Free The Children. "The Give Where 
you Live program will provide our schools and their students with all the 
tools, information and support they ever wanted to help spark change and 
support their local community, helping them to become future leaders and 
change makers." 
The Give Where You Live program will make the rounds of schools across Quebec, 
at no cost to the schools thanks to the support of TELUS. Inspirational 
speakers from Free The Children will share their stories and philanthropic 
experiences in an effort to further inspire and empower young people. Students 
will leave the talk and workshop armed with a concrete action plan to tackle 
the issues they care about. 
"The TELUS team strongly believes in its 'we give where we live' philosophy, 
which lies at the very heart of our corporate DNA. Free the Children is 
inspired by this same profound desire for change; by uniting our efforts and 
launching this new program, we are providing young people with the tools they 
need to achieve their full potential," noted François Gratton, President of 
TELUS Québec and Atlantic provinces. "Whether by setting up a food bank for 
the disadvantaged, cleaning up alleys, or creating an organization to end 
bullying in schools, our primary objective is to equip young people to become 
responsible citizens. In helping today's youth, we are also contributing to 
building a better future for Quebec." 
$1,000 to help young people become agents of change
Each school which participates in the Give Where You Live program will be 
encouraged to identify causes in their community that individual students, 
classes or entire schools can support. Once students have developed an action 
plan, they will have the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 charitable grant 
from TELUS to bring their initiative to life. 
The Give Where You Live speaking tour and associated curriculum first launched 
in 40 B.C. secondary schools earlier this year, with the expectation that 
150,000 youth across Canada will be involved in this philanthropic initiative 
by 2016. 
For more information about TELUS in our community, visit 
About Free The Children 
Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner. Founded 
in 1995 by international activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children believes 
in a world where young people are free to achieve their fullest potential, and 
empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local 
and global citizens. The organization's domestic programs—which includes We 
Day, Free The Children's signature youth empowerment event—educate, engage 
and empower 1.7 million young people across North America, the UK and around 
the world to become engaged global citizens. Its international projects have 
brought more than 650 schools and school rooms to youth and provided clean 
water and sanitation, health care and food security to one million people 
around the world, freeing children and their families from the cycle of 
The organization has received the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of 
the Child, the Human Rights Award from the World Association of 
Non‐Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with 
leading school boards and Oprah's Angel Network. For more information, visit 
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in 
Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer 
connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline 
network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 743,000 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 keeping with their community motto "We give where we live," TELUS and its 
current and retired team members have donated over $300 million to charitable 
and non-profit organizations and volunteered for a total of 4.8 million hours 
in the community 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

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