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SponsorAir Canada Foundation donates to Syrian Refugee Relief Fund and establishes match campaign for employees and retirees.

As the Syrian war continues, families are leaving their homes and seeking shelter in nearby towns and abroad. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, there are over 4 million registered Syrian refugees (as of April 29, 2015) and the number is rising daily.

The crisis has reached catastrophic proportions and The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion has established the Syrian Refugee Relief Fundto help families escape to a new life in Canada to the companies on the Financial Post 500.

As a first step, the Air Canada Foundation has committed $27,000 to the Fund, which according to Lifeline Syria is the cost to settle a family of four. Additionally the Foundation has established an employee/retiree match campaign to assist Syrian families settling in Canada. During the month of September, all donations made by Air Canada employees and retirees will be matched by the Air Canada Foundation up to a maximum of $54,000.

To make a donation for the Syrian Refugee Relief Fund, please select the following link: Syrian Refugee Relief Fund

A donation receipt will be provided by Canada Helps on behalf of the Air Canada Foundation.