At Coastal GasLink, nothing matters more than the health & safety of our people, and the communities where we live and work. That’s why we’re proud to continue our support of Hope Air, Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must travel for medical care far from home.
Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada have donated $10,000 each to Hope Air. In total, the $20,000 donation will help to ensure patients in northern B.C. have access to vital medical services available in larger urban centres. The joint commitment provides approximately 80 medical flights and accommodations for people in financial and medical need. The funding will help patients from communities like Kitimat, Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert and Prince George reach medical treatment centres in Vancouver.
“We recognize that these are challenging times for everyone, and access to critical health care services is more important than ever. Hope Air is providing a tremendous service to northern B.C. communities and we are proud to support their important work,” said Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager, Coastal GasLink.
TC Energy has been proud to work with Hope Air for over a decade to help people in our operating communities, many of which, while vibrant and beautiful, are remote and thousands of kilometres away from medical support. Since 2013 alone, Coastal GasLink and its parent company, TC Energy, have donated more than $100,000 to support patients across Canada.
Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 155,000 travel arrangements for patients regardless of age or medical need.
“Through this generous support, Hope Air patients in northern B.C. are able to access this vital link to medical treatments, specialists and equipment that aren’t offered in their home communities,” said Mark Rubinstein, CEO of Hope Air. “The donation allows families to continue to live in their communities and not worry about reaching their vital medical appointments.”
Hope Air has changed lives for so many, and we are committed to continuing to support the important work they do. Learn more about Hope Air and if you find yourself in need of support, or know someone who does, we encourage you to discover how they can help by visiting hopeair.ca.