Welcome to Dreams Take Flight

Dreams Take Flight is a national volunteer charitable organization dedicated to providing the trip of a lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children. With the aid of Air Canada, other national and local organizations and businesses, money is raised to make the dream a reality in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Funds not required for its primary purpose can be gifted by Dreams Take Flight to other registered charities that benefit physically, mentally or socially challenged children and are within the policies adopted by Dreams Take Flight Canada.

25 years of making Magical Memories for Special Kids a Reality.

2014 marked a milestone in the Dreams Take Flight Program. 25 years ago some employees of Air Canada, located in Toronto, decided they should do something to improve the lives of children and had an idea of taking them to Wonderland in Toronto. From that suggestion, the thought developed to see if they could take them to Disney World instead.

Approaching Air Canada to donate a plane was the easy part and after receiving the go ahead then the real work began. Raising the money to get the Kids to Florida, selecting the kids, getting the proper paper work were just a few of the issues that those courageous and resourceful people faced. It was not easy but they were determined and as a result of their hard work Dreams Take Flight now has 8 Chapters across Canada who takes children to either Disney World or Disneyland

Unless you have been on a flight it is not very easy to explain how wonderful and how much enjoyment the children experience on that day and the difference it makes to their lives. After every flight we receive many thank you cards and letters from the parents of the children who were selected or the agencies we selected some of our children from. Some of the chapters are now having some of those children who were on one of their flights, volunteering to help so that others can share the same experience as they did.

I want to thank our major sponsors: Air Canada, The Air Canada Foundation, Allianz Global Assistance, Bentley, Crocs, Disney Corporation and Party City for their continuing support of our program. Without them it would be very difficult to continue. To all the sponsors that help and assist their local Dreams Take Flight Chapters, who are too numerous to mention, again thank you for your involvement.

Here’s looking to another 25 years of Making Magical Memories for Special Kids.

Bev Watson
President Dreams Take Flight Canada