Telus Corp. has won the Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for an Outstanding Corporation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Telus is the first Canadian company to win the award. The award is given to a corporation that shows leadership and commitment to supporting local communities, charitable and not-for-profit organizations. "Many organizations and charitable foundations across the country benefit from TELUS’s active partnerships with communities and charitable organizations," Industry Minister Tony Clement said in a release, congratulating the company. "I hope that other Canadian companies might learn from, and emulate, these innovative methods."