Where you live should not determine if you live

All Canadians deserve access to the healthcare they need, regardless of income or distance.

Patients like Ivy who at just 25 weeks pregnant, gave birth to her baby girl, Elo. Being severely premature, Elo needed specialized care that wasn’t available in her hometown of Thunder Bay.

Without Hope Air, Ivy had no way of accessing that care without moving her family away from their support system.

Hope Air supporters are a lifeline for so many patients in their times of need. Make a difference: join us today to transform lives with access to vital care, far from home.

You’ll help your neighbours receive the best possible care, when they need it, so they can focus on what matters most: their health.

No Patient Left Behind

Equality of access remains a significant issue for Canadians living far away from large cities where specialized care is located.

In 2023, Hope Air fulfilled 24,988 travel arrangements, helping 2,950 patients across 560 communities access much-needed care.

We expect to exceed these numbers in 2024, if we have the resources available to do so.

We have never turned down an eligible travel request, but now face immediate challenges supporting travel where demand is highest.

Your donation supports stronger communities, reduced poverty and better 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.

Hope Air Day proclaimed in Ontario on June 7, 2024
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