Strategic Partnerships

Tbaytel partners with key businesses and organizations in our area to support some major initiatives. These projects will help improve the neighbouhood where we live, work and play.


NOSM Nurse

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Introducing the Tbaytel Entrance Award Fund. This new Northern Ontario School of Medicine scholarship will support medical students and keep them rooted in our community. We have made a 5-year commitment for an overall matching donation of $40,000. Donate today and support future doctors in our region.

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Representatives of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Tbaytel

Cardiovascular Surgery Campaign

In 2021 Tbaytel fulfilled a multi-year pledge resulting in a total donation of $500,000 to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation’s “Our Hearts at Home Cardiovascular Campaign”. Tbaytel’s gift helps to ensure that our family, friends and neighbours can have this life-saving and limb-saving cardiovascular surgery here at home.


Tbaytel and Confederation College

TEC Hub

Confederation College’s Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub officially opened in the fall of 2018. Tbaytel made the final payment of a multi-year donation to the campaign in June 2022. This $200,000 contribution provided leading-edge equipment to create a hands-on learning environment that helps to sustain a skilled trades workforce across our region.


AWE Fundraising Campaign

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

In 2018, Tbaytel committed to a 5-year agreement totaling $200,000 to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s AWE (Art Waterfront Experience) Fundraising Campaign. The pledge was fulfilled in 2021, demonstrating Tbaytel’s commitment to the new Waterfront Gallery project and our goal of fostering arts and culture. The new gallery is scheduled to open in 2025 with more than twice the space of the current Gallery, as well as a café, event hall, outdoor art displays and an extension of the waterfront trail.


Lakehead University Basketball players

Lakehead University

Lakehead University provides opportunities for students to access and achieve academic excellence, as well as participate in social and recreational programs and activities. Their presence in our region makes our community stronger, healthier and more vibrant. Tbaytel's partnership allows students to thrive on their journey through higher education, no matter what their individual path looks like.

Our support includes:

  • Varsity Athletics Season Sponsor
  • Thunderwolves Hockey Season Sponsor
  • Awards and bursaries for those pursuing science, business & engineering degrees combined with strong community involvement
  • Orientation Week to welcome and support new students

Confederation College students

Confederation College

At Tbaytel, we believe that education is an essential part of creating a better and brighter future for our community. That’s why we partner with Confederation College to invest in students and help them achieve their full potential.

We provide awards and bursaries to students who are actively involved in making a difference through community involvement, as well as those who are studying telecommunications or training for a skilled trade with a focus on workplace health and safety. We support student athletes, and together with the College’s other community partners, we raise money for program development, expansion projects and improving learning facilities. Tbaytel also plays a part in welcoming new students to campus and to Northern Ontario through our support of the College’s annual Orientation Week.

By supporting the amazing work of Confederation College, Tbaytel is helping to provide students with the best learning experience possible and better opportunities to pursue a fulfilling career through which they can positively contribute to their community after graduation.

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