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Engagement & Investment

Billy Bishop Airport plays an important role in the future of Toronto by supporting environmental health, community programming, and sustainable infrastructure for its city.

Whether conducting meetings with community residents and airport stakeholders designed to ensure Billy Bishop Airport is responsive to the needs of its neighbours, or investing in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto’s waterfront and beyond, Billy Bishop Airport is committed to fostering resilient, safe and sustainable communities.

Investment

Billy Bishop Airport is committed to its local community. With a long tradition of working with community members and organizations to foster strong and sustainable communities along Toronto’s waterfront, Billy Bishop Airport provides donations, sponsorships and in-kind contributions to local initiatives, events and causes each year. These initiatives share a common goal of promoting healthier, greener and empowered communities.

Billy Bishop Airport supports community initiatives and organizations including:

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Hope Air

Hope Air is a unique national charity that arranges free flights for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to access health care.

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Toronto Waterfront Festival

Toronto Waterfront Festival is a unique, one-of-a-kind, three-day Festival, which positions and promotes Toronto locally, nationally and internationally as a waterfront destination by providing on-water, on-land, heritage and cultural programming.

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Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre

A Billy Bishop Airport-funded program that supports the Centre’s arts programming (including Room 13) for youth in the community and the Community Connect Garden.

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The Bentway Conservancy – Bentway Park

The initiative provides much needed recreational space, in an otherwise unusable area that will benefit our neighbours and the larger Toronto community. The project includes an ice skating trail, an amphitheater, a large green lawn, landscape features, and various event spaces which will all be located under the Gardiner and sitting over 45ft above ground.

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ALS Canada

The ALS Society of Canada is working to change what it means to live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish

Billy Bishop Airport participates in the annual CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish toy drive campaign that helps deserving families in our community during the holiday season.

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Black Aviation Professionals Network

Billy Bishop Airport supports this non-profit organization that aims to encourage and promote Black talent in the field of aviation and aerospace within Canada.

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Not in My City (Transportation Ally in disrupting human trafficking)

#NotInMyCity is a facilitative organization that is raising awareness and taking collective action to prevent, disrupt and end sexual exploitation and trafficking, focusing on children and youth. In 2023, Billy Bishop Airport launched an education program in collaboration with #NotInMyCity to help disrupt human trafficking in our region.

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Concord Adex Survivors Fund

The Concord Adex Survivors Fund, an initiative of the Seeds of Hope Foundation ( a registered Canadian Charity) has provided safe affordable housing and post secondary education grants to hundreds of survivors of human trafficking in Canada over the last three years.

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Island Public and Natural Science School

Billy Bishop Airport supports the Island Public/Natural Science School, a Toronto District School Board elementary school for students from kindergarten to grade six that services the Island and Harbourfront community.

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Aloha Toronto

This annual beach weekend festival raises funds for and provides a day of fun on the water for children with autism.

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Arthaus Emerging Artists

ArtHaus is a music and artist management company, incubator for innovation, and collaborative community of creators and professionals. Billy Bishop Airport supports ArtHaus emerging artist through our Music on the Fly program.

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Scientists in Schools

Is a Canadian science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education charity that is dedicated to sparking children’s interest in STEM. Billy Bishop Airport supports Scientists in School by bringing STEM classroom workshops to schools in the Toronto waterfront area.

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Broad Reach Foundation

Broad Reach Foundation offers free life-skills and job training education for at-risk youth in the Greater Toronto Area, building confidence, leadership and teamwork through sailing.

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