Donates 30 million Aeroplan miles to children groups
Welcomes new partner Free The Children
MONTREAL, Nov. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada Kids' Horizons is celebrating
its fifth year of supporting children's charities and non-profit organizations
in Canada by donating five million Aeroplan miles to each of its main partners
and announcing a new major partner: Free The Children.
"Building on the support of Air Canada employees, volunteers and our
customers' generosity, Kids' Horizons has made a difference to the lives of
millions of children in Canada and throughout the world, "said Montie Brewer,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada. " We welcome our new
partner Free The Children and look forward to Kids' Horizons' ongoing support
of organizations that promote the well-being of children worldwide."
New partner: Free The Children
Founded in 1995 by 12 year-old Ontario-born Craig Kielburger, Free The
Children is the world's largest network of children helping children through
education, with more than one million youth around the world focusing on
developing educational programmes.
"Air Canada Kids' Horizons has been an incredible corporate partner to
Free The Children. It's amazing to see this company bridge the gap between the
corporate world and the non-profit sector in such a way that involves youth.
They understand that these young people are our next generation of leaders and
we are proud to be working with Air Canada Kids' Horizons to help community
across North America and the world."
About Kids' Horizons www.aircanada.com/kids
Kids' Horizons, Air Canada's community investment program works in
partnership with charities and non-profit organizations to offer effective
programs that make a difference in the lives of young Canadians. It is focused
on promoting child health, alleviating child poverty and fulfilling the
special wishes of sick. Each year it assists over 350 charities and, drawing
on the 32 million miles generously donated by customers, its unique hospital
transportation program flies children in Canada and abroad for medical
treatment unavailable in their communities.
Kids' Horizons six main partners are: The Children's Miracle Network
Canada, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Street Kids International, Starlight
Children's Foundation Canada, Dreams Take Flight and the newest partner, Free
Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air
transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five
continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 34 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of
335 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the
world's most comprehensive air transportation network.