What we do

Kids' Horizons is involved in a broad range of initiatives that improve the lives of children. We regularly transport kids requiring specialized medical attention to the pediatric facilities best suited to their needs. We work to help children in the developing world, and we enable seriously ill children to realize a special dream. From collecting change at airport locations and onboard all Air Canada flights, to visiting hospitals; we're helping young people in ways large and small. Kids' Horizons supports hundreds of charities and non-profit organizations every year, but its main national partners are:


Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Quebec Breakfast Club want to make sure that all children start their day on a full stomach. Breakfast Clubs of Canada provides support and funding to 2,200 school nutrition programs attended every day by 220,000 kids across the country. Quebec Breakfast Club serves nutritious breakfasts to 15,000 kids in 201 schools located in underprivileged areas of Quebec. Thanks to the work of both organisations, children have the chance to start their day with a nutritious meal served in a nourishing environment.


Children's Miracle Network generates funds for research, education and prevention programs as well as specialized equipment. In association with its 13 member hospitals and foundations across Canada, Children's Miracle Network brings comfort and services to more than two million children each year. Air Canada supports Children's Miracle Network and its affiliated members in their fundraising efforts and helps bridge the gap between communities and medical expertise.


Dreams Take Flight works in collaboration with agencies and community groups across the country to take disabled and disadvantaged kids on a day of dreams. The children are flown to a Disney park for an all-expense-paid day of enchantment and entertainment. Employees donate their time, energy and talents to the cause, while Air Canada provides the aircraft and promotional assistance. Since its inception in 1989, over 10 000 children have visited Disney with Dreams Take Flight.

Free The Children is the world's largest network of children helping children through education. It was founded by a group of 12 year-olds dreamed of changing the world. Since then, Free The Children has grown into a youth movement that spans the globe. Today, through the voices and actions of youth, Free The Children has built more than 500 schools in developing countries around the world, providing quality primary education to more than 50,000 students every day. Visit www.freethechildren.com to learn more.


Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of seriously ill children and their families. Working with hospitals across Canada, the Foundation provides an impressive array of both inhospital and outpatient programs and services. A leader in delivering fun activities and wish granting, Starlight's programs reach out to over 12,000 children each month.


Street Kids International is a Canada-based charity that aims to give street kids around the world the choices, skills, and opportunities to make a better life for themselves. Street Kids International promotes a philosophy of empowering and supporting street children and youth that has positively influenced perceptions and programs internationally.
 
Here are some of Air Canada Kids' Horizons initiatives:


Every Bit Counts offers a change collection program where small change can be donated on board all Air Canada flights.

In an effort to raise more funds for pediatric hospitals across Canada, Air Canada Kids' Horizons teamed up with airport authorities and expanded the program with the addition of globe collection containers in some Canadian airports and Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges.

In collaboration with the Greater Toronto Airport Authority and the Quebec Airport Authority, you may now deposit your spare change in the globes located in the Toronto and Quebec International Airports.

By locating these globes prominently in several airports and Maple Leaf Lounges in Canada, we make it easy for people to donate their change to the program. The money generated from these globes will be added to the small change already collected on board Air Canada flights and donated to Children's Miracle Network for distribution amongst their 14 pediatric hospitals across Canada.
Here are a few examples of what your donation can do for sick children:

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Wings of Courage is a fairly new initiative. It started at SickKids Hospital a year ago and has now expanded to BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver. Each month, Air Canada pilots visit children at the children hospitals and either read stories to them or participate in an activity. Then, the children are presented with a special honorary pilot certificate and a medal recognizing their courage in fighting illness.









One Child is a Canadian-based, non-governmental organization dedicated to the elimination of the commercial sexual exploitation of children abroad. OneChild is driven by children and youth with a shared passion for playing an active role in confronting the commercial sexual exploitation of children , and preserving the innocence of their peers around the world.


Please note the following video is in both official languages
Closest to the pin

CLOSEST TO THE PIN
RULES AND REGULATIONS - PLAYERS

  1. The contest is open to all Canadian resident 18 years and older, except employees, representatives and agents of Air Canada, its affiliates, Air Canada's advertising agencies, the judges, and the persons with whom any of the foregoing is domiciled.
  2. The contest commences at 00:01, local times, on May 1, 2011, and closes at midnight, local times, on October 31, 2011 (the “Contest Period”).
  3. One prize will be awarded to each of the three (3) persons whose name will duly appear on the "Air Canada Closest to the Pin" winner's registration form that will be randomly drawn.
  4. The participant's name will be entered under the following conditions:
    • When an eligible golf tournament (duly registered with Air Canada prior to October 1, 2011) is held during the Contest Period at the course and where the entrant has legally won the designated "Closest to the Pin" par challenge; and
    • When the entry form is returned to the Air Canada address indicated thereon so as it is received at the latest before 17h00 EST November 4th, 2011.
    • No purchase necessary.
  5. The draw will take place at Air Canada's head office in Montreal, 7373 Cote Vertu Bouvlevard West, Saint-Laurent, Québec, at 14:00 EST on November 11th, 2011, from all eligible entries received.
  6. A total of three (3) prizes will be drawn, each consisting of:
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    Approximate value of each prize is $5672.00
    One prize per winner only.
    Value of prizes may vary depending on points of departure and/or destination of a given flight.
    Total approximate value of all prizes: $17,000.00. Winners of the prizes described above are responsible for payment of any taxes.
  7. A representative of Air Canada will communicate, by telephone or by mail, with the selected entrants as indicated on the entry form.
  8. In order be declared a winner, the selected entrant will be asked to:
    1. correctly answer unaided a time limited mathematical skill question to be administered by phone at a mutual agreed upon time.
    2. to sign a declaration and release form stating that they have read, understood and complied with the rules and regulations of the contest and that they accept the prizes as awarded; and
    3. to sign a discharge of responsibility to Air Canada's satisfaction.
  9. Transportation to and from an Air Canada served airport, accommodation, alcoholic beverages, insurance, taxes, surcharges and any other expenses not specifically mentioned are not included. Except as otherwise specifically provided, all airline tickets awarded or redeemed in this promotion are valid for travel between December 1, 2011 and December 15, 2012. Reservations are subject to availability at time of booking and some blackout periods apply.
  10. Winner and traveling companion must travel together at all times and obtain and carry all appropriate travel documentation such as passports and visas.
  11. Winners shall be responsible for declaring the total value of their winnings to appropriate revenue authorities and shall comply with international convention laws, as case may be. They shall assume all responsibility concerning their winnings.
  12. None of the prizes awarded in this contest may be used or redeemed in conjunction with any other sales, discounts or promotional offers.
  13. Judges will be responsible for confirming the validity of entries. All decisions by the judges relating to this contest will be final. No correspondence will be undertaken, except with the winners. Air Canada reserves the right to publish, without further compensation, the name, address and photographs of prize winners.
  14. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.
  15. It is not possible to accumulate Aeroplan® miles or those of any other affiliated Customer Reward Programs with tickets won through this contest.
  16. A contestant may obtain the names of winners of the prizes by writing between December 1st, 2011 and January 1, 2012, to: The Air Canada "Closest to the Pin" Golf Contest, P.O. Box 14000--Station Airport, Dorval, Québec, H4Y 1H4, and by including a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  17. Air Canada and the contest-judging organization are not responsible for theft, loss of any form or any human or computer-generated error in the selection of a winner or awarding of any prize nor for the loss or misplacement of any entry form.
  18. Prizes must be accepted as awarded with no substitution and are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not transferable.
  19. A dispute or claim relating to the contest by a resident of the Province of Québec may be submitted to La Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec (“La Régie”). A dispute relative to the attribution of the prize may also be submitted to La Régie by a resident of the Province of Québec. In such case, La Régie will limit its intervention to attempting to facilitate a settlement between the parties.
 
 
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