To provide Canadians in financial need with free travel
to medical care far from home.
Hope Air helps make Canada’s universal healthcare accessible by bridging the distance between home and hospital, patient and physician.
Having gone through 22 surgeries for her own severe cleft lip, Lisa had a sense of what lay ahead when her son Brody was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate, meaning he didn’t have any roof on his mouth.
Chris was told he had stage four melanoma—advanced skin cancer with a survival rate of about 15%. Treatment was available, but in a different province. How could he access healthcare that was hundreds of kilometres away?
When four-year-old Aaliyah got sick, doctors in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie thought she had the flu. But when her symptoms worsened, Aliyah had to be airlifted to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
At 18 weeks of pregnancy, Crystal and Mike learned something no future parents want to hear – their yet-to-be-born son, Parker, was not well.
A Hope Air donor since 2014, the IGA generously supports Hope Air flights for the residents of coastal Labrador and Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.
Celebrating our impact with the Rexall Foundation
Samia and Sanjana are friends, former classmates, neighbours—and fellow Hope Air volunteers.
Almost one quarter of all flights in 2016 were for cancer patients.
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