• Secret to a Sound Ocean

    Ground-breaking research on whales & ocean noise released

    Whales are acoustic animals. Their lives depend on a quiet ocean to find food, mates and navigate.  Our work on underwater noise in important whale habitats has been all-consuming for the last 4 years.   Our research, in partnership with scientists at University of St Andrews... Read more »

  • Our videos are causing a lot of excitement in film festivals!

    We couldn't have predicted the amazing audience response to four of our videos from our recent trip to Kithuia Village. With the help of donated miles, our videographer Randy Cole was able to film all of the wonderful things that Kithuia Villagers are doing with sponsored education and... Read more »

  • I’m very grateful to Aeroplan for making it possible for me

    Meagan Bourret, Faculty of Health Sciences. “I did a placement in Burkina Faso in the area of child nutrition that was truly gratifying! The work I did in the community and at the different health centres taught me so much, both professionally and personally. I volunteered in this... Read more »

  • “It was the best professional experience I've ever had!”

    Jemy Joseph, Faculty of Medicine,had the privilege of doing an internship at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva .She was able to travel there on Aeroplan Miles “It was the best professional experience I’ve ever had!” Her work involved working on... Read more »

  • Seeing my work at the Venice Architecture Biennale was unforgettable!

      Every architect dreams of presenting their work at the Venice Architecture Biennale. It’s like going to the “Olympics” of Architecture. Tiffany Shaw-Collinge was one of 43 young Canadian architects and designers who won a national competition for a spot in... Read more »

  • Happy Shark Week!

    Sharks are alive and well in Canada's Pacific waters

    Are you watching Discovery Channel's hugely popular Shark Week?   Did you know that Canada's Pacific waters are home to large numbers of large sharks?  A few years ago, we published a paper reporting a massive aggregation of salmon and blue sharks.  We used Aeroplan... Read more »

  • for some, it was the first face-to-face meeting with their counterpart

    In June 2013, War Child held a summit in Kampala, Uganda for field staff to increase their skills related to child protection, finance procedures, and to participate in strategic planning for the organization. This tremendously valuable gathering could not have been made possible without the... Read more »

  • Thank you for supporting MSF's medical humanitarian aid work

      Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada, flew to Myanmar using donated Aeroplan Miles to assess the health needs and security conditions facing the thousands of people displaced by violence in the... Read more »

  • Aeroplan Miles helped me Go the Extra Mile

    Kristy Tomkinson shares how Aeroplan Mile donations helped her and encourages YOU to donate towards YCI's 2nd Annual "Go the Extra Mile" Campaign.  Read more »

  • YCI staff and volunteers thank our donors

    YCI was accepted into the Aeroplan Beyond Miles program in February 2012, which allowed our supporters to donate Aeroplan Miles to YCI for volunteer and staff travel. In response to the generosity of all those who donated their Aeroplan Miles this past year, we would like to say "thank... Read more »