Air Canada is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Aeroplan member donation program; which has seen members donate more than 1.3 billion points since the program was launched in 2006.
Aeroplan members’ point donations helped support over 1,400 causes, primarily Canadian-based initiatives that work to improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada and around the world.
And, if you were wondering, the 1.3 billion points could represent flying one person around the world close to 9,000 times.
Mark Nasr, senior vice president, products, marketing, and eCommerce at Air Canada, said: “We started this program in 2006 to make a difference and we certainly have achieved that goal. The success of this program would not have been possible without the generosity of our members and the continuous engagement of our loyal charitable partners and we are extremely grateful for their support.”
Nasr continued: “Over the years, we have built strong relationships with these organizations allowing us to assist many local communities and help children and families from coast-to-coast. We are committed to continue working together to create a better future for people in need in Canada and across the world because each and every point donated has the power to impact lives.”
Upcoming matching week campaigns – 2021 Partners include:
- Miles4Migrants (M4M) – M4M uses donated points to help people impacted by war, persecution or disaster start a new life in a new home, partnering with other non-profits to identify refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and their immediate family members who have legal approval to travel but cannot afford airfare. Started on May 10 and continues to May 16.
- Indspire – June 14-20 — A national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of them, their families and communities.
- Oceans Initiative – August 2-8 — A team of scientists on a mission to protect marine life, including whales, dolphins, sharks, salmon & seabirds, in Canada and other countries around the world.
- GlobalMedic – September 13-19 — David McAntony Gibson Foundation, which operates as GlobalMedic, has provided life-saving aid in the aftermath of disasters since 2002. It was founded based on the idea that aid could be delivered more effectively and efficiently. Professional emergency workers along with other professional and skilled volunteers help deliver programs to the people who need it most.
- Equitas – September 27-October 3 — As an International Centre for Human Rights Education, Equitas advances equality, social justice and respect for human dignity through transformative human rigths education programs in Canada and around the world.
- War Child Canada – October 18-24 — Protects children and families affected by war. In the most dangerous corners of the world, War Child is rebuilding war-affected communities and providing the support necessary for children to experience a stable childhood.
- Rainbow Railroad – November 8-14 — Helps persecuted LGBTQI individuals get to safety by providing information, connections, travel support and airfare to help individuals travel to safer countries.
- Air Canada Foundation – November 29-December 5 — Through its programs or other initiatives, the Air Canada Foundation provides financial or fundraising support to Canadian-registered charities focused on improving children’s health and well-being. The matching week is solely dedicated to funding the Hospital Transportation Program.
Aeroplan members can donate points by going to https://donatepoints.aircanada.com/.