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TORONTO (ONTARIO) November 23, 2016

Home Internet with Heart to help change lives for good

TORONTO – Today, Sir Richard Branson announced the expansion of Home Internet by Virgin Mobile into Quebec as well as a new charitable initiative, Home Internet with Heart in support of Virgin Mobile RE*Generation. 

Now eligible residents in Ontario and Quebec will be able to hook up with Steve, the happy home modem – and, from now until December 31, 2016, every time someone gets Home Internet by Virgin Mobile, they will be donating $10 to Virgin Mobile RE*Generation to support youth participating in employment programs in Ontario and Quebec. These donations will help connect youth with what they need to successfully complete job skills training, land employment and change their lives for good.

“I am extremely excited about the new Home Internet service from Virgin Mobile Canada - we know Members are going to love it,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder, The Virgin Group. “Even better, this fantastic new service has heart and will empower people to help youth in need.”

Over 250,000 youth in Ontario and 125,000 in Quebec are actively looking for jobs.1 Without skills, experience and connections, many of these youth are at-risk of becoming homeless, if they aren’t already. Virgin Mobile RE*Generation focuses on removing these barriers to employment by investing in training programs that give at-risk youth the in-demand skills and supports they need for lasting career paths in construction, culinary, farming, hospitality, IT, self-employment and other in-demand industries. Donations from Home Internet with Heart will be added to existing investments to give youth the resources and supports needed to have the best opportunity to succeed.

“The more barriers are broken down, the more youth will be able to accomplish,” said Joseph Ottorino, managing director, Virgin Mobile Canada. “With job skills training, employment opportunities and resources, together we can change the lives of at-risk youth for good.”

Home Internet by Virgin Mobile is powered by Steve, the happy home modem. Steve has the entire household covered with reliable Wi-Fi, super-fast upload and download speeds and amazing Wi-Fi reach reliably covering your whole household. Available through two simple plans, Steve has no installation fees, no long-term contracts and no hidden fees. By connecting with Steve, eligible residents in Ontario and Quebec will receive the same VIP treatment they’ve come to expect from Virgin Mobile with the added bonus of breaking down barriers. Hooking up has never felt so good.

Check out current offers and learn more about Home Internet with Heart.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

At Virgin Mobile, you're not a customer, you're a Member and "Members Get" exclusive deals from awesome brands, a shot at VIP access and one-of-a-kind experiences to events in Canada and around the world. That's on top of super-hot smartphones on ridiculously-fast LTE speeds and plans with loads of extras built right in! Virgin Mobile Members and Canadians can do some good in their local communities by helping empower at-risk and homeless youth in Canada with Virgin Mobile RE*Generation.

Wanna hook up? There are loads of ways: head online or call 1-888-999-2321 to get in the know. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on FacebookTwitterInstagram or Pinterest.


For more information, please contact:

Sheryl Davey Kerametlian, Virgin Mobile Canada


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