Air Canada Golf Tournament Nets Over 1 Million In Support Of Kids Charities
Air Canada’s 2015 Foundation golf tournament netted $1,072,000 in support of organizations focused on health and wellbeing of children in Canada.
"The unwavering support of Air Canada's friends, partners and employees made this year's Foundation's signature fundraising event the most successful to date with net proceeds of over $1 million raised in support of children in need," said Priscille LeBlanc, Air Canada's Vice President, Corporate Communications and Chair of the Air Canada Foundation. "The funds raised will increase the Foundation's ability to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children across Canada through financial and travel assistance to children's hospitals, charitable organizations and causes focused on helping children. On behalf of all the people whose lives are touched by the Air Canada Foundation, I thank our loyal sponsors, participants and volunteers for their on-going enthusiasm and generosity."
As a registered not-for-profit organization, the Air Canada Foundation's mission is to help connect sick children to the medical care they need, grant children's wishes and alleviate child poverty. The Foundation also actively participates in humanitarian activity following natural disasters around the world. The following are highlights of the Air Canada Foundation's activities in 2014:
Funds are donated to programs or projects submitted by eligible registered charitable organizations that meet the Air Canada Foundation selection criteria. Information is available at aircanada.com/foundation. Some of the recipients of the 2014 fund donations were:
- Breakfast Clubs of Canada to support existing school breakfast programs in aboriginal communities and finance the cost of equipment and training for new programs.
- 14 Canadian pediatric hospitals, members of the Children's Miracle Network to assist with their most urgent funding needs.
- Dreams Take Flight Canada, a charitable organization founded and driven by Air Canada employees and retirees who enable thousands of children with physically, mentally or socially challenged backgrounds from across Canada to experience an all-expense paid day at Disney.
- Shriners Hospital Canada, as part of a five-year commitment to the Young Patient Lounge area of Montreal's new hospital.
- Pathways to Education's The Pathways Air Canada Foundation Scholarship Fund, which is a three-year commitment towards the creation of a scholarship fund called to help youth from low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education and training.
- Beyond Borders ECPAT's program, which helps to free children from sexual abuse and exploitation.