Hope Air welcomes latest member to its National Advisory Council

(TORONTO – May 3, 2021) Hope Air – Canada’s leading charity providing flights and accommodations to Canadians in need of medical care far from home – announced today the addition of Craig Stovel to the Hope Air National Advisory Council.  

His involvement in the council strengthens Hope Air’s ability to enhance awareness and increase its growth, assisting more vulnerable Canadians in need of vital medical care.  

Stovel is the lead portfolio manager and wealth advisor at Stovel Asset Management within RBC Wealth Management based in Toronto. He has also devoted himself to concentrating his time on philanthropic causes across Canada. Over the past twenty years, he has acted and continues to act as advisor to several not-for-profit organizations across Canada. Raising over $4 million for charitable causes since 2005, he decided in 2018 to form a family charitable foundation, the Rob Stovel Foundation, named in honour of his uncle who passed away from AIDS in 1989. 

“We are delighted to welcome Craig to the Hope Air National Advisory Council,” said Mark Rubinstein, CEO of Hope Air. “Craig brings extensive expertise in the not-for-profit sector, a personal passion for philanthropy and a profound commitment to Hope Air’s mission.” 

The new council members' biography can be viewes here


For more information, contact:  
Shirley Moore  
Director, Marketing & Communications  
smoore@hopeair.ca | 416.222.6335, x237 


About Hope Air

Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 150,000 travel arrangements for patients inclusive of all ages and medical needs.  

For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of our Canadian healthcare system. Without the access Hope Air provides, our national system of universal healthcare coverage would fall short of its promise. Hope Air has been chosen as one of Canada’s best 100 charities by Maclean’s magazine, MoneySense magazine and Charity Intelligence based on efficiency, transparency and need.  

 For more information, visit hopeair.ca

Posted on: May 03 2021