Uber Canada and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business have partnered again this holiday season to donate to CCAB Indigenous Business Members.
Uber Canada has pledged up to $40,000 in meals and transportation to Indigenous-owned CCAB member businesses to be distributed during the month of December. This is the second year of the Uber Canada CCAB holiday gifting program.
“The continuation of this program comes at a time when Indigenous businesses have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CCAB President and CEO, Tabatha Bull. “We value greatly the continued partnership with Uber. Their support of the CCAB’s 2021 Business Recovery Forum in September and their continued support and in their programming, demonstrates a focus on determining equitable outcomes.”
Through this program, vouchers are issued to Indigenous business members and are redeemable, via the Uber for Business platform, for rides or meals. The goal of this program is to alleviate transportation and food needs during the holiday period.
“Uber is committed to building equity in the communities we serve, and this means building impactful partnerships that champion equity in Canada. We’re proud to continue to strengthen our relationship with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Businesses, and do our part to help more Indigenous-owned businesses grow and succeed,” said Laura Miller, Head of Public Policy & Communications at Uber Canada.
The vouchers will be awarded to the first 400 Indigenous business members to indicate their interest by completing an online form request. Vouchers will be distributed as they are received, expiring December 31.