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Annual TelCare donations let SaskTel employees support Saskatchewan charities all year long

Annual TelCare donations let SaskTel employees support Saskatchewan charities all year long

Today SaskTel announced that TelCare, the company’s employee-driven charitable donation program, contributed just over $259,000 to more than 75 locally operated charities in 2018.

The funds were gathered via donations made directly by employees through a voluntary payroll deduction that saw them raise $172,000 over the course of 2018. The remaining $86,000 was raised as part of SaskTel’s annual pledge to support its employees acts of charity by donating an additional $0.50 for every $1 donated through TelCare.

“It never ceases to amaze me how giving the people in this province can be,” said the Honourable Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “With the fantastic amount of money raised through TelCare each year, the employees over at SaskTel continue to show how a little generosity can make a big difference in our communities.”

Just like SaskTel, the TelCare program is provincial in reach but with a truly local focus. The program is operated by employee volunteers in nine districts: Estevan, Weyburn, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Regina, and Saskatoon. At the end of each calendar year, employees from each district vote to determine the charitable organizations they would like to support as well as how they would like to distribute the funds raised within their district.

“The fantastic amount raised by our employees across the province speaks to the wonderful culture we have here at SaskTel,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel Acting President and CEO. “We strongly believe in supporting Saskatchewan communities in every way we can, and TelCare offers everyone working at SaskTel another way they can help us do just that.”

Some of the organizations receiving TelCare Support in 2018 include:

  • Meadow Lake and Area Early Childhood Services (North Battleford & District TelCare)
  • The Royal Canadian Legion (Regina & District TelCare)
  • Parkland Therapeutic Riding Association (Yorkton & District TelCare)
  • Southwest Crisis Services (Swift Current & District TelCare)
  • Nipawin & District Community Service Centre (Prince Albert & District TelCare)

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.35 million customer connections including 610,000 wireless accesses, 345,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 Internet accesses and 112,000 maxTV subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 3,900 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

About SaskTel TelCare

SaskTel’s TelCare was founded in 1950 by a group of employees who shared the belief that together they could help to improve the lives of those in need. Today, the employee benevolent fund supports numerous registered charities in Saskatchewan through the generous support of SaskTel employees. Thanks to SaskTel’s commitment to provide a top up donation of $0.50 for every $1 donated by its employees, the positive impact of their generosity can be felt in every corner of the province.

To find out more please visit SaskTel TelCare.

For more information, please contact:
Tim Jones SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.4548
E-mail: timothy.jones@sasktel.com

 

APPENDIX

2018 TELCARE RECIPIENT ORGANIZATIONS BY DISTRICT

Regina & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Regina & District donated a total of $133,553.50 to 23 charities in 2018.

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Allan Blair Cancer Centre Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan American Sign Language
Arthritis Society (Sask Division) Canadian Mental Health Association (Sask Division) Carmichael Outreach Inc.
Child Find Saskatchewan Chris Knox Foundation Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Diabetes Canada Hospitals of Regina Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Lung Association of Saskatchewan MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada North Central Family Centre (NCFC) Regina Humane Society
Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 001 Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society South Sask Cystic Fibrosis Chapter
Teddy Bear’s Anonymous The United Way  

Saskatoon & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Saskatoon & District donated a total of $70,200 to 17 charities in 2018.

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Arthritis Society (Sask Division) Care & Share
Child & Youth Friendly Saskatoon Child Find Saskatchewan Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Diabetes Canada Dystonia North Saskatchewan
Hemophilia Saskatchewan Lung Association of Saskatchewan New Hope Dog Rescue
Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund The Salvation Army Community Services Saskatchewan Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Teddy Bears Anonymous The United Way  

Estevan & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Estevan & District donated a total of $6,600 to 6 charities in 2018.

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Child Find Saskatchewan Inc. Choose Life Ministry Incorporated
Estevan Day Care Cooperative Estevan Humane Society The United Way of Estevan

Moose Jaw & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Moose Jaw & District donated a total of $3,749.50 to 4 charities in 2018.

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Diabetes Canada Hunger in Moose Jaw Moose Jaw Humane Society
Riverside Mission    

North Battleford & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in North Battleford & District donated a total of $12,750 to 5 charities in 2018

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Battlefords United Way Lloydminster and District United Way Lloydminster and District SPCA
Prairie Branches Enterprises Inc. Meadow Lake and Area Early Childhood Services  

Prince Albert & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Prince Albert & District donated a total of $15,292.50 to 17 charities in 2018.

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan  Children’s Haven Diabetes Canada
Jubilation Residential Centres Lac La Ronge Food Bank Inc. Maude Burke School
Nipawin & District Donor’s Choice Prince Albert & District Community Service Prince Albert Literacy Network
Reynolds School Royal Canadian Legion Scleroderma Association of Saskatchewan
Shellbrook First Responders St. Mary’s Daycare Inc. Star City School
The Salvation Army Victoria Hospital Foundation  

Swift Current & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Swift Current & District donated a total of $7,344 to 10 charities in 2018.

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Arthritis Society of Saskatchewan All Saints Catholic School Breakfast Club Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.
Canadian Mental Health Association Central School Breakfast Club Diabetes Society of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Abilities Council – Swift Current Swift Current SPCA Swift Current Salvation Army
Southwest Crisis Services Inc.    

Weyburn & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Weyburn & District donated a total of $3,750 to 5 charities in 2018.

The charitable organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Diabetes Canada Kidney Foundation of Canada (Sask Branch)
Weyburn & District United Way Weyburn Humane Society  

Yorkton & District
SaskTel and TelCare members in Yorkton & District donated a total of $5,850 to 3 charities in 2018.

The non-profit organizations selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership are:

Parkland Therapeutic Riding Association The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan Inc. Yorkton Women In Need Inc.