Donations may be made to our general funds or one of our programs.  Note that the full value of all donations directed to our Scholarship programs are awarded directly to recipients.  Currently our programs include:

  • Freedom's Wings ( ) supporting flight experiences for the disabled community.
  • Soaring Scholarships that enable licenced youth glider pilots to continue their soaring flight education.
  • Flight Training Scholarships to provide initial glider pilot flight training towards a glider pilot licence.

To direct your donation to a specific program/club please indicate this with your donation documentation ( e.g.  Flight Training Scholarship, York Soaring Flight Training Scholarship, Soaring Scholarship, SOSA Soaring Scholarship York Soaring Soaring Scholarship, Freedom's Wings etc.)  Currently Flight Training Scholarships are only awarded at York Soaring.

All donations over $25 will receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes if the donor supplies name and address information.

Cheques or money orders may be sent directly to our executive director:

C/O Virginnia Thompson

663 Deer Run Drive Waterloo,
Ontario. N2K 3H2

Alternate means of making donations may be arranged with Virginnia.  Please contact her in writing or via the Contacts section if you have special requirements.

Canada Helps

Canada Helps is an organization that serves smaller charities such as ours with the donation process.  If you wish to donate using a credit card or other electronic means, please go to the Canada Helps website (  ) and search for:

Youth Flight Canada Education Fund

When you make your donation, please note any specific program/club for your funds in the comment box. (e.g. Flight Training Scholarship, York Flight Training Scholarship, Soaring Scholarship, SOSA Soaring Scholarship, York Soaring Soaring Scholarship, Freedomis Wings.)  Donations without such direction will go into our general funds.