The official charity of the Pearson Airport Professional Fire Fighters Association is Dreams Take Flight.
All About Dreams Take Flight
In 1989, four Toronto based Air Canada employees planned a trip-of-a-lifetime for 70 children
with different challenges to spend the day at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
By 1997, the Dreams Take Flight charity had expanded to eight cities across Canada.
To date, the organization has flown thousands of children to Walt Disney World in Florida and
Disneyland in California. The members of Dreams Take Flight are proud to say, “the
organization is 100% volunteer-driven”.
Each year, Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation provide an aircraft for our use. Dedicated
volunteers from within and outside of the airline community work tirelessly year-round to make
each flight a success. All expenses for the children are paid, thanks to fundraising by our
volunteers, corporate and private donations, and charity golf tournaments.
Chapter volunteers work with various medical organizations, social agencies and school
districts, to select the children for the flight who might not otherwise have the opportunity.
2020 marks Toronto’s 32 nd year of making Dreams Take Flight magical memories for so many
The generosity of individuals and organizations touches hearts and changes lives. With your
support, we can give more Ontario children, who are experiencing difficult challenges in life,
this magical trip. Every gift of kindness gives children joy, hope for their future, and begins to
open the idea of possibilities for them, where they once thought were none.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
~ Walt Disney