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Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Deepak Obhrai Visits TELUS-GK Village 1


[In photo for L-R: James Suaco, Facilities Manager, TELUS International Philippines; Luis Oquinena, Executive Director, Gawad Kalinga; Jamie Christoff, Political Counselor, Embassy of Canada; Jeffrey Uthoff, President, TELUS International Philippines; Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament for Calgary East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Warren Tait, Senior Vice President for Operations, TELUS International Philippines; Karra-Lee Gerrits, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Canada; Luke Myers, Counselor Development and Head of Cooperation, Embassy of Canada; Javier Infante, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, TELUS International Philippines and Chair of TELUS Manila Community Board; Ambassador Christopher Thornley, Embassy of Canada; Bodge Calica, HR Director for CSR and Corporate Culture, TELUS International Philippines]

Manila, Philippines—TELUS International Philippines (TIP) welcomed the Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines Christopher Thornley and the Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deepak Obhrai during their visit at the TELUS-Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village 1 in Pook Masagana, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

The guests were welcomed by the children of the GK community through song and dance presentations at the village’s community center. Officials from the Embassy of Canada were also given a tour of the site and had the chance to meet with village residents.

TELUS-GK Village 1 is a community development project of TIP in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK). TIP, a top call center and outsourcing services provider, has a long-term partnership with GK, a non-profit organization that aims to alleviate poverty by providing underprivileged citizens with shelter and livelihood projects.

About TELUS International Philippines
TELUS International Philippines, Inc. is a leading Philippines-based provider of contact center and business process outsourcing solutions. It is a subsidiary of TELUS Communications, a national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer
connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 TELUS TV customers. For more information about TELUS International, please visit