Thanks to the funds raised through the Golf Tournament, in 2016 the Air Canada Foundation donated a grand total of $1,417,535 to 45 registered Canadian charities and a little over 6.5 million Aeroplan Miles to 15 pediatric hospitals in Canada so that sick children could benefit from advanced medical treatments not available in their areas. Every day, over 4,900 children are treated at a children’s hospital in Canada. These hospital visits range from one-time care visits resulting from an accident to long-term treatment of acute, and in many cases complex, diseases.
Among other things, your support enables children’s hospitals to invest in research and programs and to purchase life-saving equipment in addition to helping various charitable organizations around the country that also advocate for the health and well-being of children.
Here are a few examples of how donations from the Air Canada Foundation help children’s hospitals across Canada: