Our programs

Airport Community Giving

The Airport Community Giving program empowers WestJetters to be active participants in the communities where they live and work. Through the program, WestJetters at Canadian airports review and support gift of flight donation requests based on their community's local needs and priorities.

Impact since 2019


Charitable events supported


One-way flights donated

The difference we’re making

The Airport Community Giving program also supports children's hospitals and pediatric wards across Canada. We recognize the vital contributions these institutions make in communities by treating millions of children for every disease and injury imaginable. Children's hospitals and pediatric wards provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education for children and their families every day.

What is a gift of flight?

The gift of flight is an in-kind (non-cash) donation of a roundtrip for two anywhere WestJet flies. Gift of flight donations must be used for fundraising purposes, such as prizing for auctions or raffles. For auction, the gift of flight voucher must be packaged with another item to create an experience such as a ski trip or spa package. If this isn’t possible, it is required that the voucher is raffled, not auctioned.

Who can apply to the Airport Community Giving program?

Examples of eligible applicants include:

  • Charities and not-for-profit organizations
  • Third-party requests in support of a charity or non-profit organization
  • Community events or initiatives

Ineligible applications or requests

  • Requests for financial support or cash donations. 
  • Sponsorship of fundraising, sporting, community events or initiatives.
  • Religious organizations or events, unless they are engaged in a significant project benefiting the entire community. 
  • Political organizations or events. 
  • Individuals independently raising money for an event or non-profit organization. This includes racers, bikers and humanitarian trip participants needing pledges or support to achieve their individual fundraising goals. 
  • Third-party fundraising events without endorsement from the benefiting organization. 
  • Individuals or groups seeking donated or sponsored travel to conferences for speakers or delegates, school trips, training or learning programs, humanitarian trips, reunions/anniversaries, races, contests, or competitions. For information about group discounts, please visit our groups page.
  • Incentive or appreciation events where airfare will be given to individuals in recognition of goals met, to encourage higher participation or used as a door prize.

Community programs, initiatives and non-profit organizations are encouraged to review the Giving Guidelines and eligibility criteria ahead of applying for assistance. If your initiative fits within the Giving Guidelines, please submit an in-kind gift-of-flight donation request through our online request form.

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