Hope Air was founded in 1986 by Joan Rogers and Jinnie Bradshaw, C.M., two women who wanted to make travelling to healthcare less burdensome for low-income people. Since then, individuals and groups from all across the country have come together to help their fellow Canadians get to medical care. By donating money or airline tickets, volunteering, putting on an event, or just spreading the word about Hope Air’s work, the people who support our cause make arranging free flights to medical care possible. In this section, learn about our history, our advocates, and our donors.
Hope Air arranged 56 flights in its first year. In 2018, it arranged 11,509 flights.