Hope Air appoints new members to National Advisory Council

(TORONTO – January 21, 2021) Hope Air – Canada’s leading charity providing flights and accommodations to Canadians in need of medical care far from home – announced today the addition of Harold Fast and Candace Pardo to its National Advisory Council. These individuals strengthen Hope Air’s ability to broaden awareness and enhance its growth, enabling it to assist more vulnerable Canadians in their time of need. 
  • Harold Fast is based in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan and is a volunteer pilot and long-time supporter of Hope Air 
  • Candace Pardo, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, serves as the regional director for the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)
“We are delighted to welcome each of these business leaders to our advisory council,” said Mark Rubinstein, CEO of Hope Air. “Harold and Candace each bring valuable experience and expertise which will help support the Hope Air mission.”

The new council members' biographies can be viewed here.

For more information, contact:
Shirley Moore
Director, Marketing & Communications

About Hope Air
Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 150,000 travel arrangements for patients inclusive of all ages and medical needs.

For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of our Canadian healthcare system. Without the access Hope Air provides, our national system of universal healthcare coverage would fall short of its promise. Hope Air has been chosen as one of Canada’s best 100 charities by Maclean’s magazine, MoneySense magazine and Charity Intelligence based on efficiency, transparency and need.

For more information, visit hopeair.ca.

Posted on: Jan 20 2021