TELUS Welcomes Rod Phillips as Chair of the TELUS Toronto Community Board

TELUS Welcomes Rod Phillips as Chair of the TELUS Toronto Community Board 
Board has contributed $5.9 million to 348 grassroots projects since
2005; will give another $700,000 in 2014 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) -
Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO, today announced Rod
Phillips, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. Board Chair, as the new
Chair of the TELUS Toronto Community Board. The Board is comprised of
community leaders and TELUS team members who come together to make
local funding decisions and seek out charitable partners - an
approach to corporate philanthropy that is unique in Canada -
ensuring the decision-making remains within the community.  
"I am pleased to welcome Rod as Chair of our TELUS Toronto Community
Board. Given Rod's passion for the community and leadership track
record in giving back to citizens in need, we will continue to create
stronger and healthier communities in Toronto and enhance the lives
of our youth through grassroots projects that make a meaningful
difference," said Mr. Entwistle. "Since 2000, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $37 million and, more
importantly, volunteered 268,000 hours of time to local community
organizations including Free the Children, The Royal Conservatory of
Music and The Hospital for Sick Children. Moreover, the TELUS Toronto
Community Board has contributed $5.9 million since 2005 to support
more than 348 grassroots projects for local organizations including
Sistema Toronto, F.E.A.T. for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Teen
Legal Helpline and The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association." 
"The Toronto TELUS Community Board's unique approach, working with
local organizations to help achieve their goals for our community,
captures the essence of the TELUS culture," said Rod Phillips. "I am
honoured to be a part of this talented and passionate team that is
doing a tremendous job supporting these local organizations and
making our city an even better place, especially for our youth." 
Along with Phillips, the TELUS Toronto Community Board includes
community leaders Nichole Anderson, president and CEO, Business for
the Arts; Rod Piukkala, vice-president, BackCheck; Courtney Pratt,
chairman, Knightsbridge Human Capital; and local TELUS team members
David Fuller, Joe Goodbaum, Brent Johnston, Jennifer Kirner, Rodger
Madden, Sandy McIntosh, Donna McNicol and Suzanne Trusdale. Former
Toronto Community Board Chairs include Frances Lankin and Rita Burak. 
Applying for funding from the TELUS Toronto Community Board 
Local charitable organizations are invited to apply to the TELUS
Toronto Community Board for up to $20,000 in funding for projects in
the areas of health and well-being in our environment, education and
sport, and arts and culture, with a focus on young Canadians and the
innovative use of technology. For more information about the TELUS
Toronto Community Board or to apply for funding, please visit
http://about.telus.com/community/en/boards/toronto/.  
About Rod Phillips 
Rod Phillips is Chair of the Board of Directors of Postmedia Canada
Corp and its subsidiary Postmedia Network. From 2011 to 2014, he was
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Lottery and
Gaming Corporation (OLG). Prior to his appointment to the OLG, Mr.
Phillips was President and CEO of Shepell.fgi, one of North America's
leading providers of workplace health and productivity solutions.
From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Phillips served as Chief of Staff to Mayor Mel
Lastman during his first term as the leader of the newly amalgamated
City of Toronto. Mr. Phillips is a member of the Boards of the
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Toronto TELUS
Community Board. He was the Founding Chair of the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health's (CAMH) Transforming Lives Gala in
support of CAMH's critical work. Mr. Phillips is a graduate of the
MBA program at Wilfrid Laurier University and holds an Honours BA in
Political Science and English from Western University. Mr. Phillips
has completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of
Management and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation
ICD.D. 
About the TELUS Community Boards 
TELUS Community Boards are an innovative model for funding
youth-focused charities. Decision-making is delegated to local
leaders who know their communities best. Eleven TELUS Community
Boards are making a positive impact across Canada from coast-to-coast
in Victoria, Vancouver, the Thompson Okanagan region, Edmonton,
Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Rimouski, Quebec City and
Atlantic Canada. Since their inception in 2005, the TELUS Community
Boards have contributed $40.85 million to grassroots charitable
organizations and supported more than 3,200 community projects.  
About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national
telecommunications company, with $11.4 billion of annual revenue and
13.3 million customer connections, including 7.8 million wireless
subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million
Internet subscribers and 815,000 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 $350 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4
million hours of service to local communities since 2000. 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 telus.com.
Contacts:
For media inquiries, please contact:
Ryan Bazeley
TELUS Media Relations
416-738-6063
ryan.bazeley@telus.com
 
 
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