Air Canada Foundation makes substantial donation for sick children

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Opération Enfant Soleil has announced that it has received a donation of $150,000 from the Air Canada Foundation to carry out projects at major pediatric centres in the province. The donation will be used to purchase specialized equipment and fund major projects at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the CHU Sainte-Justine and the Centre mère-enfant Soleil of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval.

The $150,000 donation will be used to purchase specialized equipment and fund major projects at the Montreal Children's Hospital, the CHU Sainte-Justine and the Centre mère-enfant Soleil of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval. From left: Micheline Villeneuve, Air Canada Foundation; Marie-Claude Paré, Fondation du CHU de Québec; David Archambault, Opération Enfant Soleil; Anne Hudon, Opération Enfant Soleil; and Suzana Bulhoes, Air Canada Foundation. Air Canada Foundation Photo
The $150,000 donation will be used to purchase specialized equipment and fund major projects at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the CHU Sainte-Justine and the Centre mère-enfant Soleil of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval. From left: Micheline Villeneuve, Air Canada Foundation; Marie-Claude Paré, Fondation du CHU de Québec; David Archambault, Opération Enfant Soleil; Anne Hudon, Opération Enfant Soleil; and Suzana Bulhoes, Air Canada Foundation. Air Canada Foundation Photo

Thanks to this gesture of solidarity, children can receive better care and have an optimal quality of life during their hospital stay.

“The health and well-being of children and youth are at the core of the Air Canada Foundation’s mission,” said Priscille Leblanc, chair of the Air Canada Foundation. “That is why we are pleased to contribute to certain projects that will allow sick children to receive the best possible care during their hospitalization at pediatric centres in Quebec.”

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Over the past 10 years, the Air Canada Foundation has donated more than $700,000 to foster the well-being of sick children. With the combined efforts of Opération Enfant Soleil and all its donors and partners, the funds provided by the Air Canada Foundation have been used, among other things, to help equip various care units at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as well as the medical imaging department, the emergency department and operating rooms, through the purchase of cutting-edge equipment such as physiological monitors, ultrasound diagnostic systems, ultrasound equipment, an X-ray system, a heart-lung apparatus and a digital electromyograph.

“Thanks to valued partners such as the Air Canada Foundation, we can support hospitals and make a real difference in the lives of sick children and their families,” said Anne Hudon, chief executive officer of Opération Enfant Soleil, who expressed her gratitude for this sizable donation on behalf of the families and the organization. “Thank you for your generosity!”

For over 10 years, Opération Enfant Soleil has had the privilege of receiving the support of the Air Canada Foundation through airline tickets for fundraising events, the donation of thousands of Aeroplan Miles to the Hospital Transportation Program and cash donations.

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