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SaskTel TelCare Celebrates 70 Years of Giving Back

SaskTel TelCare Celebrates 70 Years of Giving Back

December 23, 2020

Today, SaskTel announced that TelCare, the company’s employee-driven charitable donation program, contributed nearly $230,000 to 61 locally operated charities and non-profit organizations this year.

TelCare celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2020. Started in 1950, it is SaskTel’s longest running community investment program. In the last 20 years alone, the amount SaskTel employees have donated along with SaskTel’s 50 percent match is over $6 million! 

“Year after year we continue to see the generosity of the people in our province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “The employees at SaskTel are a proud example of this, and the commitment they have to making a difference in their communities remains steadfast.”

“TelCare is a provincial program, but it truly has a local focus,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “Employees in nine districts across Saskatchewan distribute the funds to organizations of their choice. This time-honoured tradition speaks to the wonderful, giving culture we have at SaskTel.” 

SaskTel employees contribute to TelCare through a voluntary payroll deduction. SaskTel then matches 50 percent of employee donations, resulting in a total donation to various well deserving charities and non-profit organizations.

Some of the organizations receiving a donation from TelCare in 2020 include:

  • New Hope Dog Rescue (Saskatoon & District TelCare)
  • Southwest Crisis ervice (Swift Current & District TelCare)
  • Hunger in Moose Jaw (Moose Jaw & District TelCare)
  • Nipawin Handiworks (Prince Albert & District TelCare)

For a complete listing of SaskTel TelCare donations by district and organization, please see the appendix below.

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 626,000 wireless accesses, 305,000 wireline network accesses, 281,000 internet accesses and 111,000 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 3,600 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

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APPENDIX
2020 TELCARE RECIPIENT ORGANIZATIONS BY DISTRICT

Regina & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Regina & District donated a total of $122,001.00 to 21 charities in 2020.

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

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

Saskatoon & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Saskatoon & District donated a total of $60,067.50 to 21 charities in 2020.

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

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Care & Share Child & Youth Friendly Saskatoon
Child Find Saskatchewan Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Diabetes Canada Dystonia North Saskatchewan Hemophilia Saskatchewan
Humboldt District Hospital Foundation Kidney Foundation of Canada Lung Association of Saskatchewan
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Muscular Dystrophy Canada New Hope Dog Rescue
Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Salvation Army Community Services Saskatchewan Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Saskatoon Search & Rescue Inc. Teddy Bears Anonymous The United Way

Estevan & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Estevan & District donated a total of $5,400.00 to 3 charities in 2020.

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

Alzheimer ociety of Saskatchewan Diabetes Canada Kidney Foundation of Canada

Moose Jaw & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Moose Jaw & District donated a total of $3,150.00 to 1 charity in 2020.

The charitable organization selected to receive support by the local TelCare membership is:

Hunger in Moose Jaw    

North Battleford & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in North Battleford & District donated a total of $10,950.00 to 6 charities in 2020.

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

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

Prince Albert & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Prince Albert & District donated a total of $12,450.00 to 20 charities in 2020.

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

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Big Brothers Big Sister of Prince Albert Children’s Haven
Diabetes Canada Jubilation Residential Centres Kidney Foundation of Canada
Lac La Ronge Food Bank Inc. Lupus SK Society Inc. Maude Burke School
Nipawin Handiworks Prince Albert & District Community Service Prince Albert Literacy Network
Reynolds Central School Royal Canadian Legion Rose Garden Hospice
Scleroderma Association of Saskatchewan Shellbrook First Responders St. Mary’s Daycare Inc.
Star City School Victoria Hospital Foundation  

Swift Current & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Swift Current & District donated a total of $6,296.00 to 8 charities in 2020.

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

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

Weyburn & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Weyburn & District donated a total of $4,950.00 to 4 charities in 2020.

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

Diabetes Canada Weyburn Salvation Army Weyburn Humane Society
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan    

Yorkton & District

SaskTel and TelCare members in Yorkton & District donated a total of $4,500.00 to 3 charities in 2020.

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

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Kidney Foundation of Canada The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan Inc.