Where you live should not determine if you live

Meet Zoe and her mother Heidi. Zoe was just 24-hours old when doctors discovered discoloring in her face and low oxygen levels. Zoe was rushed to SickKids Hospital in Toronto and was diagnosed with Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a rare blood disorder.

Zoe needs a bone marrow transplant or regular blood transfusions. With a match still yet to be found and the resources unavailable at their local hospital, Zoe and her mother must travel every 10 days to SickKids hospital for Zoe’s transfusions.

You can make an ongoing impact in the lives of others. Your monthly support ensures that every patient, no matter where they live, can focus on what matters most: their health. Because all Canadians deserve the healthcare they need, regardless of income or distance.

When you support Hope Air, you’re doing more than simply making a donation – you’re helping all the Canadians who will hear the words “treatment is not available here” in their lifetime.

No Patient Left Behind

Equality of access to healthcare is a significant issue for Canadians living far from large cities where specialized care is available.

In 2023, Hope Air fulfilled 24,988 travel arrangements, helping 2,950 patients from 560 communities access essential care.

In the first half of 2024, donor contributions have already enabled 20,000 travel arrangements for 2,276 patients across Canada. So far, every eligible travel request has been met, but immediate challenges persist in supporting patients where demand is highest and as the need continue to grow.

Your donation goes beyond immediate help, it builds stronger communities, reduces poverty, and improves health for everyone, from coast to coast.

Better Health. Reduced Poverty. Stronger Communities.

Better Health

Rob, Hope Air patient, Timmins, Ontario

“For the first time the fact that we lived in this beautiful part of the world meant we were at a disadvantage.

Flying me back and forth meant I could focus on my health and recovery. Today I’m in remission.”

Reduced Poverty

Heidi, mother to Hope Air Patient Zoe, Windsor, Ontario

“We go every 10 days. It’s very costly, you’re wearing down your vehicle and between the cost of hotels and fuel it quickly adds up.

Without Hope Air, that is what we would have had to do to save our child’s life.”

Stronger Communities

Cindy, mother to Hope Air patients Jayden and Logan, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

“We would have had to move to Toronto without support from our friends and family. It really helped our mental health and well-being to have our support system close at home in St. John’s.”

We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful for the privilege of being on lands that these peoples have nurtured since time immemorial.