FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 11, 2020
Uber Canada contributes $50,000 in free rides and meals to Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business to distribute to Indigenous-owned businesses for the holidays
Toronto, ON – December 11, 2020 – Today, Uber Canada and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) unveiled a new partnership to distribute free rides and meals to 450 of CCAB’s Aboriginal Business Members for the holidays.
This partnership comes at a time when Indigenous businesses have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey conducted by CCAB in April 2020, 91% of Indigenous business owners indicated that they had experienced a negative impact from COVID-19. CCAB’s research also indicates that 99% of Indigenous businesses are small businesses.
“In the face of a global pandemic, Indigenous businesses have adapted, innovated, and persevered through months of uncertainty,” said Tabatha Bull, President & CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. “We thank Uber Canada for helping us to spread a little joy to these hard-working small business owners this holiday season with this special gift.”
“Indigenous-owned small businesses have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis,” said Matthew Price, General Manager, Uber Canada. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business to help make the end of this challenging year a little brighter for Indigenous entrepreneurs and their teams.”
The first 450 Aboriginal Business Members to complete the form indicating their interest will receive the vouchers. The form will be distributed on Friday, December 11th at 1:00pm EST by email to all Aboriginal Business Members.
About the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
CCAB is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s economy. As a national, non-partisan association, its mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness. CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to its members to cultivate economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada. For more information visit www.ccab.com.
For more information, contact:
Amanda Charles, Communications Associate
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
647-289-2753 | email@example.com