TELUS Joins CATAAlliance: Advancing Canada's competitive innovation nation
October 1, 2013

Ottawa, October 2, 2013 - The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is pleased to announce that TELUS has become its newest corporate member. 

TELUS is a true Canadian flagship and a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer connections. The company is also recognized as a leader in Canadian communities based on their philosophy of give where we live” says CATA CEO, John Reid.

He added that “TELUS team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000.”

“We are honoured that one of the world's most innovative and socially responsible companies has turned to CATAAlliance to build relationships, find partners, collaborate with other companies and advocate for improvement to Canada’s business climate."

Josh Blair, TELUS Chief Corporate Officer, says “We applaud CATA’s focus on technology innovation across numerous sectors. We are particularly looking forward to actively participating in the organization’s Mobile Health Advisory Board as we anticipate it will help us advance our work in the transformation of healthcare through communications technology, which has already made TELUS Health the largest healthcare technology partner in Canada. Healthcare technology is revolutionizing care in countries around the world, including Canada, enabling providers to deliver superior care more cost effectively while encouraging us all to shift our focus from the remediation to the prevention of disease.”

Reid concluded, “Our relationship and sharing of expertise creates an ideal synergy for helping advance Canada as a number one competitive innovation nation.”

TELUS will now have seats on CATA Boards & Advisory Councils, such as, National Advisory Leadership, Public Safety, Mobile Health Care, Women in Technology, and Shared Services.  More information about the CATAAlliance is available on the Internet at www.cata.ca

For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com