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Engagement & Investment

Billy Bishop Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City Airport is committed to fostering resilient, safe and sustainable communities.


Billy Bishop Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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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Anishnawbe Health Toronto

Anishnawbe Health Toronto’s model of health care is based on Indigenous culture and traditions and as a result, AHT is the only facility in Toronto that cares for Indigenous clients with both western and traditional approaches to health care.

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Therapy Dog Program with Saint John Ambulance

There’s always room for a furry friend at the terminal to put a smile on your face and we have had many therapy dogs in the terminal.

The St John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program brings joy to our passengers and staff alike both pre- and post-security.

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Connected North

Connected North is a program which provides students and teachers in remote and Northern locations with equitable access to educational opportunities. The program supports 160 schools serving over 32,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada.

In 2023, a donation was made towards their Arts Learning Fund, which enabled 30 arts-based sessions to be delivered during the Spring and Fall.

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Indspire is an organization that since 1996, has provided over $217 million in financial support through more than 66,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.

Through our fund, Indigenous students all over Ontario have been able to apply for bursaries and scholarships throughout 2023 and continue to apply in 2024. More details here.

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Daily Bread Food Bank

In our city, food banks continue to struggle to keep up with demand, serving more than 2.5 million people in 2023. In 2023, Nieuport and PortsToronto decided more could be done, and got together with Daily Bread and organized a donation drive at the airport. The initiative was introduced to passengers and employees through physical and digital signage containing a QR code placed throughout the terminal building, while a month-long social media campaign captured the attention of the wider community. The campaign raised over $26k for the organization. In addition, staff took time out of their day to help sort food at the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto.

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FLY Program

Supporting education is a key component of the Future Leadership for Youth Program (FLY).

As part of the FLY Program, behind-the-scenes tours have been hosted at the airport with various organizations such as the Broad Reach Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the HMCS York Air Cadets. Airport staff led these sessions by giving an overview of their role as well as a unique perspective on how the airport operates.

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Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops Art Easel program features artwork that passengers and visitors can bid on. The proceeds support programs for military members, veterans, ill and injured, and their families. Since its inception in 2019, the program has yielded over $37,000 in donations for the military community.

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Sugar Shack TO

Featuring food vendors, entertainment and lots of maple syrup treats, Sugar Shack welcomes over 10,000 visitors to Sugar Beach every March. Billy Bishop Airport keeps attendees toasty by sponsoring the warming station.

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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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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 Toronto City 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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