Bruce Telecom shortlisted for National Award

Bruce Telecom has been shortlisted for Tuned-In Canada: the CCSA Awards, a long-standing annual initiative which celebrates the contributions CCSA-Member independent communications companies make to their communities and for their customers.

Bruce Telecom is up against three other nominees in the category of Best story: giving back and Best photo: connecting Canadians.

The winners in each category are determined by nation-wide voting, which opens Thursday, March 18, 2021 and closes April 1, 2021.

If Bruce Telecom is the winner this year, they will be donating the $1,000 prize to WES for Youth, a local charity providing Wellness and Emotional Support for youth online.

Please take a moment and vote!

Best Story – Giving Back. This category celebrates companies that are making a difference in their communities and Bruce Telecom is nominated for their Outdoor Learning Centres project, presented in partnership with the Municipality of Kincardine, Town of Saugeen Shores and the Township of Arran-Elderslie. The initiative was in response to COVID-19 to provide free Wi-Fi at various locations for the 2020/2021 school year, recognizing the importance of connectivity for online learning during the pandemic.

Best Photo – Connecting Canadians. This category celebrates outstanding on-the-job photography. The photo of cable splicer Vicki Guest shows her joyfully revealing dirt-covered hands in the ‘down and dirty’ part of the job. Vicki’s advice: Call before you dig!

“We are beyond proud to be a finalist, particularly in these awards categories, because they celebrate our commitment to our communities, and the great Bruce Telecom employees who work tirelessly to ensure we have the services we need,” said Bruce Telecom CEO Tom Sullivan.

Nation-wide online voting opens Thursday and takes place using SMS authentication. Voters can cast one vote per day for 15 days, or can deploy all 15 votes at once. Voting closes on April 1st . To vote, visit and follow the steps on the registration form.

“The CCSA has been running the awards since 2014, and has provided more than $50,000 to winning companies, who in turn have donated their winnings back to the communities where they live and work,” said Jay Thomson, CEO of CCSA. “We hope that everyone in Bruce Telecom’s serving areas will embrace the community spirit at the heart of this friendly competition and bring out the vote to support their local nominee, Bruce Telecom.”

The winners will be announced on April 12th .

ABOUT BRUCE TELECOM: Our world has changed dramatically in one century. After all, many people today don’t even remember dialing a rotary phone. Bruce Telecom has never lost sight of why we started in 1911 – to help people connect, to stay intensely local, and to provide exceptional service to our customers. We’re still in the telephone business today, but are so much more. We represent all of the ways that people connect together and feel a sense of belonging. Trustworthy home phone, freedom of mobile, access to high- speed Internet, digital television – we are right there with the high-quality, secure, reliable technologies that ensure our customers across the region have everything they need to keep on top of it all just about everywhere they are. Read more

ABOUT THE CCSA: The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 100 Independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services to hundreds of thousands of Canadians in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. CCSA Members include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. For more information, visit CCSA and Tuned-In Canada 2021.