Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame recognized Brian Canfield, TELUS’ chair of the board, as the 2011 recipient of the Neotelis Canadian Telecom Career Service Award.
Brian’s career with TELUS spans more than 50 years, including almost a year as interim CEO of TELUS, four years as chair and CEO of BC TELECOM, three years as president and CEO and one year as president and chief operating officer. He retired as an executive of BC TELECOM in 1997.
Brian’s courage to innovate and make pivotal decisions has helped establish the framework upon which TELUS now stands – as a global leader in telecommunications. In addition, Brian developed a track record for governance, corporate disclosure and transparency that is best in class.
The Canadian Telecom Career Service Award acknowledges the tremendous accomplishments and leadership of Canadians who have made a material contribution to the advancement of the telecom industry in our country.
TELUS received gold recognition in the Calgary Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards Cellphone Service category, and silver recognition in the TV Service Provider category. TELUS was also listed as Toronto’s best cell phone provider in this year’s Best of Toronto special edition of NOW Magazine.
This recognition highlights the many wireless initiatives introduced by TELUS over the last few years and demonstrates the hard work of team members to offer a transparent, fair and reliable customer experience.
TELUS was recognized by key business partner, Avaya, with its 2011 Service Partner and Provider of the Year for the Americas International region. These globally recognized awards demonstrate our dedication to improve the customer experience through excellent partnerships with major industry leaders.
Avaya is a global leader in business communications systems and provides unified communications, contact centres, data solutions and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world.
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce named TELUS its 2011 Employer of the Year, recognizing our team, culture, work environment and commitment to professional development. It also acknowledges our investment and growth in the city over the past few years. In 2011, we hired 130 new team members and spent $1.5 million to modernize the workplace.
The annual Prince George awards program recognizes outstanding business contributions across the city. Other award categories include Business Person of the Year, Customer Service, Home Based Business and Corporate Citizen.
TELUS has earned a place on Canada’s Top 100 Employers list for the third consecutive year. The only other telecommunications company recognized was SaskTel. TELUS got top marks for our programs and initiatives, including training and skills development, community involvement, team member engagement, benefits and compensation.
TELUS is also among 55 companies to be named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by the organizers of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers reviewed the recruitment histories of more than 75,000 employers across the country before inviting 12,500 organizations to apply. It was a record year for submissions. More than 2,700 employers started the application process, making this year the most competitive yet.