Ethiopian Airlines Canada is proud to work with many charitable organizations over the past five years while in Canada. We are thrilled to announce our newest partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Over the past few months we worked closely with SickKids Foundation to identify areas that Ethiopian Airlines Canada could support the world-renowed hospital. 

The flight donation will be used to bring children and their families seeking medical attention through the Herbie Fund and International Patient Office to SickKids, a global leader in children’s health, research and care, and one of the top children’s hospitals in the world. 

Ethiopian Airlines Canada will be donating 12 round-trip flights to bring children and their families seeking medical attention through the Herbie Fund and International Patient Office to SickKids, a global leader in children’s health, research and care, and one of the top children’s hospitals in the world. In addition, 12 round-trip flights have also been reserved for hospital staff, to travel abroad to varied projects with The Centre for Global Child Health at SickKids.

We are proud to be part of a partnership to assist the hospital which is dedicated to improving the health of children and providing the best in family-centred, compassionate care.

Ethiopian Airlines Canada & SickKids Long-term Partnership

“The health and well-being of children and youth are at the core of Ethiopian Airlines Canada’s mission. We invest in supporting and helping children,” said Birhan Abate, Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager. “It is more than just donating flights, it’s the possibility of improving the quality of life, saving a life and bringing hope. It impacts all of us. We are proud to be part of this.”

“At SickKids, we believe where you live shouldn’t determine if you live,” says Seanna Millar, Senior Vice President, Community & Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation. We are grateful for donated flights by Ethiopian Airlines Canada as their commitment helps enable SickKids to fight against the greatest challenges in child health.”

Video link with SickKids Foundation Paula Menzes and Sheryl Yip with Birhan Abate

What is the Herbie Fund?

The Herbie Fund makes surgeries possible thanks to the generous support of the community and the dedication of clinicians in a wide range of medical divisions at SickKids. Every year, the Herbie Fund enables approximately 30 children from around the world to receive life-saving medical care at SickKids. Since the Fund was established in 1979, over 777 children from 106 countries have received specialized medical and surgical assistance through the fund.

SickKids Foundation is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada.

Photo: Birhan Abate, Ethiopian Airlines Country Manager, Paula Menze Director Sponsorship & Cause Marketing SickKids Foundation.