Community involvement

Premium Kids program

Together with Autisme Montréal, Giant Steps-Montréal, Special Olympics and airport community partners,including Air Transat, Aéroports de Montréal organized a day for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or functional limitations and their families to familiarize themselves with the airport. The main goal of the Premium Kids program is to give the children an opportunity to become acquainted with the various airport procedures and processes and to allow ADM to check its facilities for special needs passengers. Premium Kids is an annual event.

For more information: EnPremiere@admtl.com

Centraide (United Way)

An independent organization that promotes mutual aid, social commitment and empowerment as effective ways to improve the quality of life of the community and the society’s most vulnerable members. It funds community organizations, companies and various institutions.

Each year, employees of Aéroports de Montréal participate in Centraide’s (United Way in the rest of Canada) fundraising campaign. Employees can donate or participate in various fundraising activities (random draws, coffee & muffins, etc.).

To maximize total donations, the Company’s policy is to match contributions made by employees.

Donations

Aéroports de Montréal donates all kinds of equipment (computers, monitors and computers, display cases) to schools.

For example, old check-in kiosks are now being used for teaching purposes at the Leonardo da Vinci vocational training centre in the borough of Saint-Laurent.

Héma-Québec

Every year, Aéroports de Montréal holds a blood drive at Montréal–Trudeau Airport.

International Bureau of Children’s Rights

Aéroports de Montréal is committed to the fight against child sex tourism by supporting the initiative of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights and partnering with an awareness campaign supported by UNICEF Canada. This campaign is conducted in various airport locations.

Kéroul

A non-profit organization that informs, represents, develops and promotes tourism and cultural accessibility to persons with physical disabilities.

The organization works with governments and private companies to increase accessibility. It has a range of services to meet the needs of companies seeking to carve out a significant market share with this clientele.

Aéroports de Montréal has supported Kéroul since 2006 by collecting donations from airport users.

Four donation points are available in the terminal.

ADM also sits on the organization’s Advisory Committee and participates actively in fundraising.

Organ donations

Since 2005, the Airport Patrol has served as a transportation unit for the Canadian Organ Donors Association.

This involves the transportation of organs and medical teams from the airport to a hospital in Montréal. Since 2005, the Airport Patrol has made nearly 500 such transfers.

Renaissance

RENAISSANCE, a social economy enterprise serving the community.

Renaissance is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 that offers people 18 to 60 years of age training combined with paid work experience. For 26 weeks, people can gain professional experience in the Fripe-Prix network of stores in the areas of retail sales, maintenance, materials handling and bookkeeping.

Since July 2007, all lost items found at the airport that are unclaimed after 90 days have been given to Renaissance.