AC Foundation Raises Over $1.1 Million For Children’s Charities
Michael Rousseau, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Air Canada, Priscille LeBlanc, Chairperson, Air Canada Foundation
The Air Canada Foundation sixth annual golf tournament held in
Quebec, netted over $1,100,000 in support of organizations focused on health
and well-being of children in Canada.
"The overwhelming generosity of Air Canada's partners and
friends has once again ensured the success of the Air Canada Foundation Golf
Tournament signature event raising over a million one hundred dollars,"
said Priscille LeBlanc, Chair of the Air Canada Foundation. "On behalf of
all the children and their families whose lives are touched by the Foundation,
I thank our loyal sponsors, participants and volunteers for their on-going
generosity and support."
To mark this year's annual golf tournament and its longstanding
partnership of over 25 years, the Air Canada Foundation made a $ 200 000
donation to Dreams Take Flight, the Air Canada employee and retiree led
charitable foundation which enables thousands of children with physically,
mentally or socially challenged backgrounds from across Canada to experience an
all-expense paid day at Disney.
In 2016, the Air Canada Foundation granted over $4.8M (financial and in-kind) to support of Canadian registered charities.