The We Day initiative is sweeping the nation and TELUS is pleased to be entering the fifth year as a major sponsor to keep the momentum going. For those not in the know, We Day is an inspiring series of events brought to you by We.org where various world-renowned speakers gather to celebrate and empower young people who make a difference in communities around the world. Young people earn their ticket with volunteer hours they have worked on local and global causes.
TELUS and the We Movement have a shared vision – together, they want to help engage and empower youth to harness their innovative ideas, make positive change and become community leaders, both locally and globally.
This year, TELUS wants to drive awareness of cyberbullying leading up to and around WE Days across Canada to empower youth and to #RiseAbove and combat online negativity. TELUS believes it’s part of their responsibility to ensure the digital space is a safe place and want to help put an end to cyberbullying. In 2013 TELUS launched their TELUS WISE (Wise Internet and Smartphone Education), free programs brought to school and groups educating kids the importance of keeping their social media channels clean and what to do when they are the victim of cyberbullying. Watch the video below for more information about TELUS WISE and visit https://wise.telus.com/en/rise-above for more information.
Since 2007, TELUS has contributed $17 million dollars of support to WE (formerly Free The Children) in Canada and around the world. TELUS’ We Day sponsorship allows tens of thousands of students across Canada to attend WE Day for free creating an engaged community of young people.