WestJet and Hope Air bring Canadians closer to medical care.
WestJet is proud to work with Hope Air. Dedicated to arranging free air transportation for Canadians who are in financial need and require non-emergency medical care outside their home communities, Hope Air was founded in 1986 and has arranged close to 70,000 flights.
Cost and distance are very real barriers to accessing specialized medical expertise and medical technologies, which are most often located in Canada’s urban centres. Each year, approximately 20 per cent of Hope Air clients said that they would cancel their appointment if they could not fly. Others would be faced with making difficult choices, like borrowing money or taking funds from other areas of their budget such as rent, food or clothing. As a WestJet Cares for Kids charity partner, WestJet donates the gift of flight to Hope Air to help support their programs, services and fundraising efforts.
For WestJetters, caring for Hope Air clients doesn’t end with the gift-of-flight donation. In keeping with our commitment to providing all of our guests with a world-class guest experience, WestJetters work to ensure that Hope Air clients have the best flight experience possible. WestJetters show they care by providing a safe and stress-free experience, being friendly and caring and sharing a smile.
To learn more about Hope Air and the WestJet Cares for Kids program, please visit westjet.com > About us > WestJet Cares for Kids or www.hopeair.ca.