Below, you will find some links to useful company websites to help you prepare for your challenge. We do not have any control over the content on the websites listed here, or the quality of their products and services.
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Gane and Marshall International, experienced tour operators, have been developing holidays for over a decade. They specialise in remote and exotic places, and are known for their activity holidays. Gane and Marshall are CAA licensed and bonded under ATOL 3145. They are also members of ATTA (The African Travel and Tourism Association) and ISMM (International Society of Mountain Medicine).
Flight Centre is a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets and is working with Charity Challenge to support our clients with domestic connections, international flights and other travel related products and services.
Air Canada is Canada's largest provider of scheduled passenger services to and from Canada and serves over 32 million customers annually and provides direct passenger service to over 170 destinations on five continents. The majority of our departures will be utilising Air Canada’s extensive network of routes and airline partners.
We recommend RBC Insurance® to provide extensive cover for your challenge should an incident or accident occur. You can feel confident that they have the strength, stability and expertise to be there if you need them during an emergency. You can find more information about the policy on our website and in your members’ area.
Since 1979 GoodLife Fitness has been educating, motivating and helping Canadians reach their fitness goals. Their vision is to give every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. With 750,000 members and close to 300 clubs across Canada, they will be offering you the chance to get fit for your challenge with their support!
MEC helps people enjoy the benefits of wilderness-oriented recreation. They have grown from a few members to millions. They're a member-owned co-operative and offer high-quality, high-performance products at very competitive prices. They believe in living life to the fullest, with a spirit of adventure and a thirst for challenge. With very similar values to our own, we are proud to recommend MEC to our clients to obtain the equipment they need to undertake their challenge.
After more than 40 years at the forefront of outdoor performance wear, Berghaus are still innovating. Their focus remains firmly on creating the very best outdoor products for outdoor enthusiasts across the world and Charity Challenge are proud to be working closely with Berghaus to provide the most appropriate clothing for our expedition leaders. Go to www.berghaus.com to find out more about their products.
The Altitude Centre is the UK’s number 1 altitude training company. Their experienced staff have a wealth of knowledge and are backed up by a network of experts to consult on specific areas of training and health. There are a number of informative altitude related films in your members’ area. Visit www.altitudecentre.com
Medisys Clinics offer pre-travel consultations, all vaccinations and prescriptions, travel health & safety products, a world-renowned team of travel-health physicians, a one-stop shop for all travel-health products & services and certified provider of yellow fever vaccinations
For over 50 years, CIBT has been the most experienced and well-established passport and visa company in the world. Millions of travellers have used CIBT to secure necessary documentation to travel to destinations around the globe. For more information on their services, please go to http://www.ca.cibt.com/.
Passport Canada is the Federal government agency responsible for issuing Canadian passports. Passport Canada provides a simple step by step guide to walk you through the entire passport application process and includes all forms and applications needed whether you are a first time applicant or just need a renewal on your current passport. You may also obtain a form in person at any Passport Canada office, Canada Post outlet or Service Canada Centre. Passport Canada provides a list of processing times so that you may allow sufficient time for your application to be processed before you plan to travel.
The Canada Border Services Agency is one of a number of Government of Canada departments and agencies with information related to the interests of Canadian residents travelling abroad. They can help point you in the right direction to ensure that you enjoy safe and hassle free travel with things like passport information and travel documentation. Canada Border Services provides information on what to declare, duties and taxes, food/plant/ animal inspections, and prohibited and restricted goods.
The Public Health Agency of Canada provides up to date information on travel health notices for all locations. It includes essential information on understanding travel health risks; taking preventive measures before, during and after your travel; coping with a health emergency abroad; and accessing consular services in a health emergency. The site will allow you to choose your destination and will then provide you with a variety of information including which vaccines to consider, information on food/ water, insects, animals, and person- to- person infections. The site provides a detailed list of items you should include in your travel health kit as well as tips on how to choose a travel health insurance plan. The Public Health Agency provides a free service to Canadians traveling abroad and by registering for this service it will enable them to reach you in case of an emergency abroad such as an earthquake or civil unrest, or to inform you of an emergency at home.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada provides a broad range of information concerning conditions in other countries, as well as advice to help Canadians prepare for international travel. With more than 260 points of service in 150 countries worldwide, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is ready to assist Canadians travelling, working, studying, or living abroad. The Emergency Operations Centre of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An experienced officer is always available to respond to emergency calls from anywhere in the world.
The site provides contact information for Consular Services and a directory of Canadian government offices abroad.
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