The Air Canada Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new commitment to help kids spread their wings

Over the past decade, the Air Canada Foundation has helped more than 200 Canadian charities each year provide medical care within reach of children, alleviate child poverty and fulfill childhood dreams. He has consistently supported important health-related factors for the benefit of Canadians and is deeply involved in humanitarian assistance worldwide.

“The Air Canada Foundation is at the heart of our organization,” said Michael Rousseau, President and CEO of Air Canada. Its impact over the past decade has been invaluable and I can only imagine how much success it will have in the future. I am extremely grateful to the active employees, retired employees, volunteers, customers and all the partners for their commitment and dedication over the years. The Foundation can rely on the unwavering support of me and Air Canada. I will continue to provide staff engagement opportunities, and invite more partners and customers to join us. Let’s continue to work together to improve the lives of children and their families. A

Priscilla LeBlanc, President of the Air Canada Foundation, said: “I am proud to celebrate this milestone today, but each day marks the progress for these children and their families who are going through difficult times. Despite the difficult environment, the Air Canada Foundation continues to work tirelessly to support and assist Canadian families in a variety of creative ways, and we look forward to increasing our positive impact in the years to come. A

Air Canada has always been actively committed to providing services and support to a wide range of communities Canada And on earth. However, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti gave birth to the Air Canada Foundation. The aircraft carrier then deployed a humanitarian mission aimed at bringing essential medical equipment to the population and helping the orphanage. Canada Haitian children for adoption. Air Canada quickly realized how important travel can be for improving children and enabling them to lead a better life.

Acquired since 2012

The Air Canada Foundation is committed to giving back to children and the community through a variety of programs and partnerships. Some of his achievements since 2012 include:

  • More than 12 million in grants to registered Canadian charities dedicated to children’s health and well-being;
  • Providing more than 11,000 air tickets to charities to assist in the development of their fundraising activities or programs;
  • The implementation of more than 9,000 flights allows children to realize their dreams.

Looking to the next decade

The Air Canada Foundation is entering its second decade with the determination to help children spread their wings through three new areas of intervention:

  • Wings of health : Assistance for transportation to pediatric hospitals, health agencies and medical and medical services
  • Wings of protection : Support for food security, reunification of children with their families and survival from human trafficking, support for humanitarian organizations and the fight against poverty
  • Wings of dreams : Contribute to fulfilling the wishes of critically ill, disabled or destitute children

To learn more about the Air Canada Foundation’s programs and partnerships, visit www.aircanada.com/foundation

About the Air Canada Foundation

Created in 2012, the Air Canada Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on the health and well-being of children and young people. It provides financial and non-financial support to properly registered Canadian charities. Through the Hospital Transportation Program, one of the Foundation’s major intervention levers donates airplane points to the next 15 pediatric hospitals. Canada, Allows sick children to receive much-needed medical care that is not available in their community. Together with Air Canada, the Foundation leads fundraising activities, including Avery Penny Counts, which invites Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge customers to donate their loose change in any currency on board aircraft or at Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge. In addition, the Foundation provides ongoing support to important health-related causes for the benefit of Canadians and is deeply involved in worldwide humanitarian assistance when needed. Visit aircanada.com/foundation or the 2020 Sustainability Report to learn more about the Air Canada Foundation Citizens of the world at aircanada.com/citizensoftheworld.

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