1. Hope Air – Funding for Flights to Receive Health Care
Hope Air is a small charity that arranges free flights to get low-income Canadians to specialized healthcare that is not available in their local communities. They’ve arranged almost 70,000 flights in over 25 years, including 4,579 flights last year alone.
Most of the flights take place in BC, and Kelowna to Vancouver is the busiest route in all of Canada. Hope Air has the capacity to grow in the north part of the Island, and provide flights to residents who may need to get to healthcare in Vancouver and/or Victoria and, from there, to other parts of Canada. A free flight relieves the physical, financial and emotional stress that many families are under.
Please visit their website at Hope Air for more information.
2. The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF)
This new, two-year national program that will invest $150 million to rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure across Canada. CIIF supports the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure that is non-commercial and accessible to the public. Please note, any application received between August 3 and November 19 will be reviewed after November 19th. To apply and for more information, please visit Western Diversification Canada.