44th Annual Members Meeting

The 44th Annual Members Meeting (AMM) will be held on May 6, 2021 in Winnipeg.   With full Covid-19 restrictions to be met, it will again be extremely important for Members to complete, sign and submit their Proxy forms.  We ask that your spouse/partner also sign this form to add their vote. You can download your Proxy forms at this link.

Pionairs has done a review of its By-laws and has proposed an Amendment to permit the holding of electronic meetings. You will be asked to approve this Amendment By-Law at the Pionairs Annual Meeting of Members in Winnipeg on May 6, 2021. These documents are available for viewing HERE and on our website.

You will also be asked to approve the election of a slate of Directors. The biographies of the full slate of Directors are available for viewing at this link and on our website.

As in the past, this AMM will be video-taped and available to Pionairs members a few days after the meeting.

A Special Alliance will be out this month with full details.


Explorations updates:

Zoom for Beginners, PC/Laptop/Mac – English – April 13

Zoom for Beginners, PC/Laptop/Mac – French – April 16

Zoom for Beginners, iPad/tablet – English – April 19

Zoom for Beginners, iPad/tablet – French – April 20

All sessions start at 2 pm Eastern time.

Registration details will follow in email.


Travel Care Team – change of hours

8am – 6pm ET, Mon – Fri (Closed Sat-Sun, public holidays)

[email protected]

1-833-847-3675 – Anywhere in North America

1-514-369-4096 – All other locations

Our latest Membership Draw Winners

The winners of new iPads are:

Micheline Klintmalm – YOW Kenneth Norris – YVR

Kathleen Hallaran – YVR Ralph Nespor – MB/SK

Ron Hinkewich – MB/SK Karen Fulcher – YVR

And the lucky winner of a POS pass for 2:

Marcel Laroche – QB

The bonus Johnson Insurance prize of $500 goes to:

Connie Harvey – YQB

Eligible names were created on a list and given a number. Names were than matched on the list from a number generated by a random number generator. Pionairs thanks the Exchange Group in Winnipeg for their assistance in the draw process. You can see a video of the draw here.

Pionairs Helping Pionairs.

Physically Distanced. Socially Connected

Social engineering:

Think before you click, be aware before you share

Adopting a safety first, always, mindset when it comes to cybersecurity means more than just having a strong password or passphrase. It extends to our awareness and being cautious of anything we may receive electronically.

These tactics are referred to as “social engineering” and use not just email but also SMS texts. They are designed to take advantage of human traits such as curiosity, courteousness and greed. Learn more about the different types of social engineering here or take this free five-minute course (accessible from Edge and Chrome) to help you better identify online scams and stay ahead of cyber criminals’ tactics.


Air Canada online tax slips

You can view your tax slips online and download/print them at your convenience.

Log in to HR Connex and follow these steps:

1. Look under Pay & Compensation

2. Click on View/Print Year-End Tax Slips


Rose Ann reflects on how supportive her Air Canada family has been throughout her career and how they have continued to be an integral part of her life as she writes her next chapter.


Nicole has followed her passion for art and enjoys sharing this passion and her time with other Pionairs members. The sense of belonging her fellow Pionairs give her reassure her that the bonds of friendship will last far beyond her retirement.



During our time at Air Canada, we forge strong bonds that can be described more like family than just friendships. The Air Canada Pionairs allows us to maintain those relationships while exploring the next chapter in our lives. These are bonds that helped define who we are and help prepare us for what comes next…



Pionairs is the official organization recognized by Air Canada to represent retired employees. We are available to answer your questions and provide you with relevant information, updates on travel privileges and industry news, pension and benefits, and more…


The Air Canada Pionairs organization is part of a large family that shares a common bond and so much history. We have a love of the airline industry, but what we treasure most is the many lifelong friendships we have made over the years.

I believe it is absolutely essential that Air Canada’s retirees maintain a strong and dynamic organization dedicated to the welfare of its members. If you’re not yet a member, we’d love to have you join us. Just click on ‘Join Pionairs.’

Barry Hoeppner