How we support
For people who require diagnosis and treatment beyond what their physician can offer, cost and distance are very real barriers to accessing specialized medical expertise and technologies. Gift of flight support from WestJet Cares for Kids allows Hope Air to remove these barriers and arrange free flights for low-income Canadians who need to travel to medical care.
For many Hope Air Clients, a WestJet flight removes the barriers of accessing treatment and takes the stress out of going to appointments. WestJetters allow Hope Air Clients to focus on getting better by providing exceptional service and by going above and beyond to make sure every flight is safe and stress-free.
WestJet believes that everyone should get to travel for fun, not just necessity. On April 25 and 26, 2014, WestJet Cares for Kids treated five Hope Air families to a special trip to Toronto. The weekend in Toronto allowed the families to spend quality time together, make memories, enjoy the sights, shop, and of course take in a Toronto Blue Jays™ game.
The weekend was filled with lots of laughter and good times spent together, memories that we hope these families will fondly remember the next time they board a flight for a medical appointment.
About Hope Air
Hope Air is the unique national charity that arranges free flights for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to healthcare. Since our start in 1986, we have provided over 100,000 flights for Clients travelling to vital healthcare appointments far from home. Hope Air is proud to provide all flights to Clients completely free of charge in support of our goal of Getting Canadians To Getting Better. Visit www.hopeair.ca to learn more about Hope Air’s services.