SmartCell in Partnership with The Safety Village
On September 18th & 19th SmartCell hosted a “virtual walk-a-thon” fundraiser in partnership with The Safety Village. We are thrilled to announce we raised $1,295 in donations. SmartCell Communications will be sponsoring Virtual Classes of up to 4,000 students during Fire Prevention Week in October.
A big thank you to everyone who participated and donated!
The Safety Village is a not-for-profit community organization recognized as the leader in providing safety and injury-prevention education programs to all residents of Windsor-Essex. Presently, The Safety Village partners with numerous community groups to raise awareness of safety, injury and crime prevention issues. Annually, they provide onsite safety education programs to as many as 10,000 school children with the numbers constantly increasing. Since opening its doors, The Safety Village has provided safety education to more than 87,000 local school children as well as thousands of children and families attending numerous programs and events on and off site.
The Safety Village Mission:
Their mission is to deliver compelling hands-on educational opportunities to help our community–children, youth, adults and seniors–stay safe. Wherever they are and whatever they’re doing.
The Safety Village has a vision to create a community where every person knows how to stay safe and make smart choices.
To make a donation: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-safety-village/
To learn more about The Safety Village visit: https://thesafetyvillage.com/
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SmartCell Communications is proud to announce that we have officially become the Founding Partner of the new Sudbury Cubs!
Formerly the Rayside Balfour Canadians, now the Greater Sudbury Cubs, this is a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team that is experienced in community leadership, management and coaching — and with sights set on a championship.
Recently renamed the Cubs and moving from the small confines of Chelmsford Arena on the outskirts of town to the more spacious, fan friendly Countryside Arena in Sudbury which is a slap shot away from our Sudbury SmartCell location.
ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY
The Greater Sudbury Cubs will launch their Cubs Care Community program that will see the organization and its players participate in a variety of community programs including: A Front-Line Worker program, Charity Support program, and a Minor Hockey Mentorship program, just to name a few.
FRONT-LINE WORKER TICKET PROGRAM – Hospital staff, PSW’s, education staff, grocery staff will be able to access free tickets through the team’s new website portal that will provide up to 50 complimentary tickets to every Cubs home game.
CHARITY SUPPORT PROGRAM – Team staff and players will offer support to assist local non-profit and charitable organizations including: The ELGIN STREET MISSION – who’s fundraising promotion is featured on our new team website.
MINOR HOCKEY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM – Cubs’ coaches and players assisting volunteer coaches and young players by attending on-ice team practices. Specific plans have been made with a number of local associations including: Nickel City Minor Hockey, Sudbury Minor Hockey, Sudbury Playground Minor Hockey and Copper Cliff Minor Hockey.
NEW TEAM MASCOT IN THE WORKS – The Cubs will be staging a “Name the Mascot” contest with local schools to allow the youth of the community to submit their vote for the naming of the new team mascot.
SELECT CUBS HOME GAMES TO BE TELEVISED – The GREATER SUDBURY CUBS will offer a number of home games televised live on the Eastlink TV Community Network.
Bear Witness to the new gold standard of NOJHL Hockey
We Are Family! We are the Cubs!
Help us make the future friendly
Join us and help care for the well-being of kids and communities today to help create a friendly future for tomorrow.
Join us during #FutureFriendlyDays and help give back.
Here are six ways you can participate.
1. Donate your change
At TELUS, we believe that when we are All Connected for Good, we build stronger, healthier communities and help the most vulnerable among us.
That’s why we are enabling our customers to join us in giving back to the community. Through the Donate the Change program, customers can round up their monthly bill and donate 100% of the difference to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation to support public health initiatives across Canada
2. Donate your pre loved devices
Donate your old phones or tablets at a TELUS store and we’ll give them to someone in need or responsibly recycle them.
3. Donate your TELUS rewards
Give some or all of the points you earn on your monthly bill to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation and help build brighter futures for youth. You’re already earning points for being a valued customer
4. Donate online
Your donation will help over 2 million youth and other vulnerable populations annually in communities across Canada through the support of local charities.
Select an amount you would like to donate or use the field below to enter a custom amount. We provide a tax receipt for donations over $20.
5. Donate when you purchase
Give back to local kids and communities in need at your nearest TELUS store – at the till or by purchasing a Friendly Future tagged product. All donations raised in-store will be donated to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation in support of your local BGC (formerly Boys and Girls Club of Canada) chapter.
6. Donate your time
It’s easy to give back to our communities year-round. Through safe and virtual giving activities, we can all do our part to make a friendlier future for all. Here are some ideas to inspire you!
TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
Together, we are building brighter futures for youth through the power of technology.
Your donation will support local charities that offer health or education programs that help at-risk youth thrive in a digital world. Thank you!
Learn more here!
You’re not alone. We’re here to help.
It’s now easier than ever to take control of your mental health. Meet with a counsellor right on your phone – and start feeling better today.
Need Emergency Care?
Crisis text line: 741-741
Suicide prevention Lifeline: 1-833-456-4566
You can Video chat with a counsellor
TELUS offers simple, direct access to caring mental health professionals.
How to Book a Video Appointment
Download the TELUS Health MyCare app and register your free account.
Click “Book appointment” and select a counsellor.
Schedule a video appointment. Sessions are $120 and 50 minutes in length, often covered by extended health insurance.
Here are some of the mental health issues our counsellors can help with
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Excessive worry or ruminating thoughts
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Sleeplessness, feeling tired
- Difficulty focusing or feeling distracted
- Stomach Aches
- Feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness
- Irritability or angry outbursts
- Sleep disturbance
- Loss of appetite
- Slowed thinking or trouble thinking
- Feeling worthless, fixating on things from the past
- Thoughts of suicide
- Unexplained physical aches and pains
- Trouble keeping a normal routine
- Feeling depressed or sad
- Feeling like life isn’t worth living
- Thoughts of self-harm
- Blaming self
- Emotional pain or feeling overwhelmed
- Disbelief or numbed feelings
- Muscle tension
- Body pain or stomach aches
- High blood pressure
- Trouble sleeping
- Racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating
- Feeling worry or overwhelmed
- Problems with memory or concentration, scattered thoughts
- Lack of motivation
- More than 10 standards drinks/week for women or 15 drinks for men
- Intense urges to use the substance
- Feelings of withdrawal
- Spending money you don’t have to get the substance
- Neglecting responsibilities
- Obsessive thinking about using the substance
- Risky behaviours
- Continued use despite consequences
- Failing to reduce or stop when a commitment is made to do so
- Restricting calories out of fear of gaining weight
- Periods of binge eating, sometimes also with purging
- Struggle to eat in front of others
- Rituals based around eating that are about control
- Losing or gaining weight rapidly
- Body dysmorphia
- Obsessive dieting
- Lack of adequate nutrition that can lead to stomach pain, cramps, or acid reflux
- Struggling to stay warm even when it is not cold out
You can learn more here.
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Building on Canada’s fastest mobile network, TELUS’ award winning 5G network will power Canada’s economy, making our lives easier, safer and healthier through increased speeds, reliability and capacity.
As part of our mission to build a more connected Canada, TELUS 5G technology will deliver:
Expanding our 5G network in Canada
The award-winning TELUS 5G network is currently available in markets across Canada, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and more. By the end of 2021, it will reach over 600 urban and remote Canadian communities, including hundreds of indigenous communities.
Experience the power of 5G
World-class devices on a world-class network
Enhance your business with our 5G network
5G is changing our world
5G’s increased bandwidth, responsiveness and security will deliver improved connectivity powering our lives, no matter where we live, work or play.
Powering smarter cities
Feeding our world
Digital transformation will improve the way we feed the world, from seed to store to fork. Technology and innovation will increase the quality and safety of our food, while helping us be more efficient with resources.
Online threats keep evolving; but so, do security solutions. Get superior protection for your devices, online privacy and identity with TELUS Online Security Powered by Norton LifeLock plans starting at $10/month.
How TELUS Online Security safeguards your personal information
- Share your confidential and banking information securely from your device.
- Protect your identity and information with Secure VPN.
- Get dark web notifications on potential threats.
Other TELUS Online Security features
- You’re not alone. A Restoration Specialist is on your side
- Safeguard all your passwords
- Monitor suspicious activity
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on up to 10 devices
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Device Security and Secure VPN
on up to 20 devices
Dark web monitoring
One-Bureau Daily On-demand Credit Report & Credit Score
Bank and Credit Activity Alerts
Learn more and speak with an expert here.
#StandwithOwners for a chance to win
TELUS Business is a proud supporter of Canadian business.
TELUS is committing $1M in funding, local advertising and mentorship to showcase their incredible stories and community impact.
Apply for your chance to receive $10,000 and more
We’re championing small business owners with incredible stories of resilience and community impact. Share your story with us for your chance to receive funding, local advertising and mentorship.
Selected recipients will be announced weekly until October 31, 2021.
Selected recipients receive:
Funding: $10,000 cash infusion directly to your business.
Local Advertising: A personalized, local ad campaign to promote your business.
Mentorship: Get one-on-one support and mentorship from our partners and industry experts
As a small business, you can learn more about how to apply here.
How can YOU Help as an Individual?
TELUS Business is asking Canadians to make a commitment to support one small business. As a proud partner, we’re encouraging you to tag the Canadian business and use #StandWithOwners to be entered to win a $500 gift card to that business.
Make a commitment.
Create a post on Twitter or Instagram and share how you will support a small business in your community.
Tag the small business.
Tag the business you’re supporting and use the hashtag #StandWithOwners.
Your chance to win
Your post will be entered to win a $500 gift card to the business. Winning commitments will be posted weekly on social.
Learn more here!
TELUS Friendly Future Foundation supports Canadian youth to encourage them to be change-makers in their communities by supporting organizations such as the DreamRider Productions Society (DRPS). The DRPS is dedicated to empowering the next generation of socially responsible leaders. This is done through:
- Culturally appropriate and engaging interactive media.
Through the power of storytelling, its projects encourage youth in British Columbia and across the country to become changemakers in their communities. The goal is to motivate youth to help protect our planet and connect with Indigenous culture.
In 2019, DRPS received a TELUS Friendly Future Foundation grant through the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.
“Funding from the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation has allowed us to create new Indigenous content for an existing digital online classroom program.” -DRPS executive producer Vanessa LeBourdais.
The content features a young Cree superhero, Lashyla, who encourages students to become Planet Protector apprentices. They are tasked with a mission to instil positive environmental values in their households.
“We hope that Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids across BC and Canada will see positive representation and realize that our future well-being depends upon listening to Indigenous People and respecting Indigenous culture“ -Vanessa LeBourdais.
With support from the TELUS Future Friendly Foundation, DRPS was able to include live streaming of its content and web-based learning.
You can learn more about the DreamRider Productions Society here.
Get healthcare from home.
TELUS Health MyCare, formerly Babylon by TELUS Health, lets you see a doctor*, mental health counsellor or dietitian from your phone, where and when it’s convenient for you.
If you’re an existing customer, rest assured: the transition is seamless and no action is required.
*Doctor consultations for Ontario residents are covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
Healthcare in your hands
- See a medical professional on a video-appointment, even on evenings and weekends.
Get a prescription or referral
- After your consultation, receive prescriptions and referrals directly through the app.
Check your symptoms
- Our Symptom Checker asks you questions about your symptoms to suggest possible courses of action.
Digitally monitor your health
- With our Healthcheck and Monitor features, get practical insights about your physical and mental health to make positive lifestyle changes.
Our team of experienced doctors
- Appointments are available in English, French, Mandarin, Persian (Farsi) and Punjabi.
You can learn more here.
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