Our Work

Our Mission: To provide Canadians in financial need with free travel
to medical care far from home.

Our Vision: A world in which every Canadian has access to the healthcare they need, despite distance or cost of travel.

When was the last time you visited a medical specialist? How far did you have to travel? 

In Canada, healthcare coverage starts at the door of the doctor’s office. How you get to the doctor and any related travel costs fall to you. For people living in small and rural communities across the country, travelling long distances to their specialist medical appointments comes at a cost of time or money. Canadian families living near or below the poverty line can afford neither.   

We're the only national charity providing free flights to low-income Canadians who must travel to specialist medical care that does not exist in their communities. Hope Air believes that where you live in Canada and how much money you make should not determine your ability to access our healthcare system. A free flight lets families focus on what is truly important – their health. 

Hope Air is proud to have expanded its services to include the provision of Confederation Bridge toll and ferry passes for Prince Edward Island residents who are travelling to out-of-province specialist appointments.  

Over one quarter of all flights in 2017 were for cancer patients.

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