Travel Support and Services

At Hope Air, we believe that all Canadians should have access to the healthcare they need, regardless of where you live or if you can’t afford to travel. Which is why we’re committed to easing the stress of getting there by providing families, from coast to coast, with free flights and accommodations.
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Our Services
Through generous donations, we work with our partners to arrange travel support for Canadians in financial need from coast to coast. Hope Air provides free flights, accommodations, airport ground transportation and meal vouchers for families and individuals who must travel for medical care.
Free Airline Travel: Airline travel booked with major commercial airlines such as WestJet, Porter, Pacific Coastal, Air Canada, etc. Hope Air also operates limited private air travel services through our Volunteer Pilot Program for patients with special medical needs.

Free Hotel Accommodation: Hotel accommodations for patients and their escorts. This program is available when travelling by air, or driving to a medical appointment that is 70km or greater from your residence.

Free Meal Vouchers: When staying overnight at a hotel provided through Hope Air.

Free Ground Transportation: Car service through Uber, providing car transportation from airport to hospital, hospital to accommodation, and back to airport.
Eligibility Summary

1.

You have a confirmed
medical appointment
requiring you
to travel

2.

Your medical treatment
is covered under
your provincial
health plan

3.

You are in financial need
and able to provide your
total household income for the
past 12 months

TESTIMONIALS

Why People

Love HOPE AIR

“Hope Air is an incredible organization that I wish more people knew about, everyone involved is so kind and positive.”
Katrin, Golden, BC

Henry has overcome many obstacles in his life. It is so amazing to see him finally enjoy being a kid again; playing with friends, hanging out with his cats and just having fun.”
Bristol, Kelowna, BC
“I was so relieved, the first times it was flights, and then it was here is your flight, accommodation, meal vouchers and Uber voucher, it was a godsent.”
Brittney, Kelowna, BC
“I know, and would recommend without hesitation, Hope Air. Huge thanks to everyone at Hope Air for turning a time of difficulty and challenge into a one of health, growth, gratitude.”
Katie, Castlegar, BC

Your Application

You’ll need to have some basic personal information and details on your appointment to complete the request, and should hear from our client care team within 2 business days.

You may apply online via our Travel Support Portal

Contact us for more detailed information.

Contact Us

If you need to reach the Hope Air client care team, you may do so by email at mail@hopeair.ca or by telephone at 1-877-346-4673. We will endeavor to respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible. Please note that Hope Air client care operations are open Monday to Friday from 6am to 4:30pm PT.

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.

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