Aeroplan’s Points Matching Week Exceeds All Expectations

Aeroplan’s annual Aeroplan Points Matching Week exceeded all expectations, raising 67.7 million points and representing the most successful points matching campaign in the two-decade history of the Hospital Transportation Program.

With the points donated during the week, the Hospital Transportation program will be able to help roughly 700 families, based on the average points used for flights in 2023 to date.

For 20 years, the Air Canada Foundation’s Hospital Transportation Program has operated on the generous donations of Aeroplan members to provide relief for families across Canada whose children need specialized medical treatment. This year, Aeroplan partners took it to the next level to mark the program’s 20th anniversary.

Valérie Durand, spokesperson for the Air Canada Foundation, said: “The generosity exhibited through this year’s campaign has blown us away. With donations coming from across Canada and more than 80 countries, our Aeroplan partners and members came together from around the globe to rally behind families to provide a sense of relief for those who face the stress of transporting a child for medical treatment.”

And Durand added: “We cannot thank our Aeroplan partners and members enough for their generosity and contributions which will help ensure the sustainability of this impactful program for years to come.”

Mark Nasr, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital at Air Canada, and President of Aeroplan, observed: “Aeroplan members are the industry’s most generous! Whether supporting their local communities or helping people in need around-the-world, time and again, they answer the call. This year, we were thrilled to have leading Aeroplan partners, TD, CIBC, and the Avis Budget Group join us to amplify the generosity of our joint customers. With their support, this was the most impactful Points Matching Week ever — all devoted to helping kids and their families travel for required medical care.”

All Aeroplan points go directly to 15 pediatric hospitals nationwide to support their young patients’ need for care not offered in their community.

Adam Starkman, President and CEO of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, said: “Roughly 700 families will be supported with easier access to hospital care thanks to Aeroplan members and the kind generosity of the Avis Budget Group, TD, CIBC and Aeroplan. We can’t believe the outpouring of support and are grateful to know that so many families across Canada will experience a bit of relief in their journey to get the specialized care their children need.”

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