Hope Air is the national charity that provides Canadians in financial need with free travel to medical care far from home.
About Hope Air
Hope Air is the only registered, national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to medical expertise or specialized medical technologies that usually exist only in larger urban centres.
With donations made by people like you, Hope Air purchases flights on commercial airlines to help people get to medical care. Hope Air also receives donated seats from many of Canada's airlines and arranges flights on private planes with our volunteer pilots.
Hope Air has fulfilled over 142,000 travel requests for people from hundreds of communities across Canada since 1986.
You can learn more about Hope Air’s important work in our 2018 Annual Report.
What People Are Saying
"There’s really no way to express our gratitude. Hope Air takes away the worry of having to do one more thing. It is like giving air to someone who is not breathing or throwing a life preserver to someone who is drowning. It is hard to describe how much more this program is than just a plane ticket."
— Cherie, wife of a Hope Air client
"Hope Air can provide a better life to people, making health and happiness possible. I'm glad to help make that a reality for people across the country."
— Cathy, Hope Air volunteer
"I don’t know what I would have done without the free airfare. It was a weight off the entire family’s shoulders!"
— Mother of a Hope Air client