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HopeAirLogo Web250pxHope Air Mission

To arrange free flights for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to healthcare.

Since 1986, Hope Air has been arranging free flights for financially-disadvantaged Canadians. It is the only registered, national charity delivering this essential service to thousands of Canadians who cannot afford the cost of air transportation to medical expertise & specialized equipment - usually located in urban centres. As such, Hope Air is a unique Canadian Charity which takes great pride in delivering this service completely free of charge.

“We’re not an airline, we’re a lifeline”

Hope Air is an important national resource for Canadians living in communities across the country who are referred to medical care far from home.

When Clients 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. None of those questions should be, “How will I get to the doctor?” or “Where will I get the money for a flight?”

For Canadians living in rural communities far from the urban centers where specialized medical technology tends to be located, getting to the care they need is a real concern. The cost of an unexpected flight to healthcare can be devastating to a family’s budget, and most medical concerns require multiple appointments, meaning that the cost of airfare can add up quickly. This often presents a seemingly insurmountable barrier for families living at or below the poverty line.

Hope Air believes that no one should have to worry about distance or cost when facing serious illness. By providing free flights to the appointments that give our Clients answers and put them on the road to better health, Hope Air helps to relieve the stress of getting to healthcare so that our Clients can focus on what is truly important – their health.

Since 1986, Hope Air has arranged more than 111,000 free flights, giving peace of mind to thousands of Canadians and their families. You can learn more about these families and their stories of hope on the Hope Air website.

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

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Client Testimonials

  • Sheryl, Labrador, NL

    I am so grateful for Hope Air's service and kindness. Without this organization, I would be very stressed emotionally, and financially drained trying to get to these appointments. It fills my heart with joy to know there is such a compassionate kind and helpful company out there to help sick people get to where they need to be without all the stress and worries.
  • Becky, Smithers, BC

    If I could talk to the people who sponsor and donate, I'd probably drop to my knees and cry. It's such a relief. People probably have no idea how profound their impact is. Unless you have a child with chronic ilness, you just can't imagine what it means to your family.
  • Rob, Timmins, ON

    Hope Air was definitely there to accommodate me. It put me in a position where I could focus on my treatments, and focus on getting better, so it was really huge for me.

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