All funds raised on board Air
Canada and Air Canada Rouge flights through the "Every Bit Counts"
program in 2019 will be remitted to the 14 Children's Miracle
Network (CMN) pediatric member hospitals
"Over the years, Air Canada and the Air Canada
Foundation have made a direct impact in local communities across Canada through a unique combination of grants to children's
hospitals, airline tickets and Aeroplan Miles donations. We are
proud today to expand even further our support to the Children's
Miracle Network and its member hospitals," said Priscille LeBlanc,
Chair of the Board, Air Canada Foundation. "Through the Every Bit
Counts program Air Canada customers have the opportunity to make a
difference in the lives of children by donating spare change. We
thank them for their generosity."
The Air Canada Foundation, a registered
charitable organization, is dedicated to helping connect sick
children to the medical care they need, making their wishes come
true, and alleviating child poverty. Each year the Air Canada
Foundation supports hundreds of charities focused on the health
and wellness of children in
In an effort to help more children, the Air
Canada Foundation facilitates the donation of currency of any
denomination collected in-flight or in receptacles in select Maple
Leaf Lounges. Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge passengers who wish
to donate may locate a collection envelope in the seat pocket in
front of them or ask a flight attendant.
The Air Canada Foundation's objective is to raise $300,000, through the Every Bit
Counts program, an increase of over 15% from last year.
2018, the Air Canada Foundation granted over $5.4m in support
(financial and in-kind) to Canadian registered charities dedicated
to improving child health and wellness across Canada.
"Thanks to Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation's generosity,
and that of their employees and passengers, CMN member hospitals
received, over the course of our proud, ongoing 26-year
partnership, critical funding necessary for specialized pediatric
equipment and services that accelerate recoveries, shorten
hospital stays and get kids back to living the childhoods they
deserve. Their commitment to the health and well-being of children
has greatly helped develop innovative advances and incorporate
aspects of childhood into pediatric care that give children a
respite from treatment and a return to childhood," said Mark Hierlihy, Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations.
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