Hope Air
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To provide Canadians in financial need with free travel to medical care far from home.

Hope Air is the only national charity providing free flights to Canadians in financial need, who live in small and rural communities and require medical care far from home. Since 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 130,000 flights to patients regardless of their age or illness.

When patients reach out to Hope Air, they are usually at a difficult stage of a serious illness. They are facing the unknown and have a lot of questions; but “How will I get to the doctor?” or “Where will I get the money for a flight?” should not be among them.

For Canadians living in small or rural communities far from urban centres, where medical technology and expertise tends to be located, getting to the care they need is a real concern. For many of the patients Hope Air flies, they would’ve had to travel up to 16 hours in a car or bus if a flight hadn’t been provided. 29% of patients would cancel or postpone their appointment if not for Hope Air.

Most patients facing a serious illness will require numerous appointments, for regular check-ups, treatments and follow-ups and the cost of multiple flights can be devastating to a family’s budget. This often presents a seemingly insurmountable barrier for families in financial need.

Hope Air helps to relieve the stress of traveling to healthcare so that patients can focus on what is truly important – their health.

The simple gift of a flight helps bridge the gap between home and hospital, reducing stressful and time-consuming ground travel times to a quick flight. So that the patients Hope Air assists can get back to their loved ones, jobs, communities, and support networks sooner.

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Client Testimonials

  • Jennifer, Sault St. Marie, ON

    Honestly, without Hope Air, I would be struggling hard to make things happen for myself. This opportunity they have granted me, has helped me get to the solutions I've been longing for for years regarding my health. Thank you Hope Air; such wonderful people!
  • Carole, Vernon, BC

    To say I was appreciative of this service is an understatement. I wanted to say "thank you, thank you, thank you". It was a life saver for me and I am so grateful for the flights I was provided with.
  • Christopher, Kamloops, BC

    You guys are life savers! Amazing organization, thank you all so much! When I was sick with Stage 4 Melanoma cancer, you provided me with flights from my hometown to Edmonton that saved my life. I am forever grateful. Thank you!

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