About TELUS Fund

TELUS Fund is recognized by the CRTC as a Certified Independent Production Fund.
Thanks to the success of TELUS Optik TV with more than 1.27 Million customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec, TELUS Fund has committed over $38M to more than 100 projects since 2013.

Board of Directors

Annual Reports

Newsletters

Board of Directors

Nini Baird

Board Chair | CM

Nelson Kwan

Board Vice-Chair

Michel E. Bélec

Board Secretary

Nadine Cole

Board Member

Dr. Mike Evans

Board Member

Carissa McCart

Board Member

Andra Sheffer

Board Member

Jack Shute

Board Member

Benoit Simard

Board Member

Dr. Thomas Ungar

Board Member

Elizabeth Friesen

Executive Director | Consultant

Elizabeth Friesen

Executive Director | Consultant

Elizabeth Friesen is a media industry veteran and change maker. In her current role as Executive Director of TELUS Fund, she oversees finance, administration, operations, and program design. Prior posts include Chief Operating Officer at Telefilm Canada, where she was responsible for a $100+M portfolio of media investments and led national and international operations.

Elizabeth is a certified Project and Change Management Professional with more than 25 years of senior leadership experience. Her consulting highlights include implementing a renewed medical education curriculum at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, leading the analysis of distributed education alternatives for the Province of Alberta, and launching a new channel for Knowledge Network.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports dive deep into the success of funded projects and provide useful insights on best practices.

2021-22 Annual Report

2020-21 Annual Report

2019-20 Annual Report

2018-19 Annual Report

2017-18 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

Newsletters

Subscribe to the TELUS Fund mailing list to receive general news and stay informed of program changes.

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