The holidays are quickly approaching! This is the time of year when we’re all a little busier shopping for holiday gifts for loved ones. The “gift list” seems to become longer as our children get older. Suddenly you’re not only shopping for family members but also friends, teachers, admin staff, coaches, even the bus driver!

I don’t know about you but as our children get older, the holidays become less about giving extravagant gifts to our loved ones. Sure, we want to ensure there are abundant, festively-wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree. The joy in seeing the surprised faces of our kids tearing through presents is always priceless. But stronger becomes the desire to give back to our communities and helping those people who are in most need.

Luckily, giving back is even easier if you’re an Aeroplan member – you can choose to donate your Aeroplan Miles this holiday season to over 300 charities!

Aeroplan Donation Program

Since 2006, the Aeroplan Donation Program has been helping hundreds of Canadian not-for-profit organizations. Aeroplan and its members have donated over 1.1 billion miles to Canadian charities that help improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada and around the world.

Donated miles are accumulated and used to offset air travel costs for charities, volunteers or for families with medical or other emergency travel needs. In addition to travel, miles are also used by the organizations for hotel stays, car rentals, merchandise such as laptops and even raffles to help raise money.

These are some of Aeroplan’s core partners:

  • Air Canada Foundation
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • MusiCounts
  • Stephen Lewis Foundation
  • Veterinarians without Borders
  • War Child Canada

Aeroplan will match

From December 2 – 8, 2019, Aeroplan will match all miles donated to the Air Canada Foundation up to 500,000 miles! Through its Hospital Transportation Program, the Air Canada Foundation helps sick children reach medical treatment not available in their community allowing them to receive the best medical care possible.

One-time donation

Feeling extra charitable with your Aeroplan miles? Aeroplan Members can make one-time donations and can also choose to automatically donate 2% of all miles accumulated during each transaction to a number of charitable partners. Members interested in donating 2% of their Aeroplan Miles can simply visit their profile page on, select the donation opt-in, and the partner to which they would like to donate their miles.

Enter to Win

Thanks to Aeroplan, one amotherworld reader is eligible to give away 5,000 miles to one of the 300 charities Aeroplan supports! For a list of charities, visit:

BONUS:  Aeroplan will match with a 5,000-mile donation to your chosen charity – doubling the impact!

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below.

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Donate Your Aeroplan Miles this Holiday Season



Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Lydia Ksionda Reply

    Good luck with all that. Aeroplan and Air Canada aren’t even answering their phones, or let you book/cancel flights or redeem points. Maybe you should check the customer service fiasco that’s been going on for weeks before you promote something that cannot be completed. Just saying.

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