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  • April 29, 2016

    Uber Canada teams up with Holland Bloorview

    Uber donates $1 from every accessible ride to help Toronto kids with disabilities 

    TORONTO, April 29, 2016- Uber Canada and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation are joining forces to support Toronto kids with disabilities. For the month of May, Uber Canada will be donating $1 from every uberWAV and uberASSIST ride in Toronto to Holland Bloorview.

    These funds will support the hospital in helping kids with disabilities receive the best care possible, while accessing innovative technologies and stimulating quality of life programs.

    In Toronto, Uber Canada recently launched two products for the accessibility community: uberWAV for those who require a wheelchair­accessible vehicle and uberASSIST for those who have other accessibility needs and require extra assistance getting from door­to­door rather than just curb-­to-­curb.

    In addition to donating $1 from every uberWAV and uberASSIST ride in May to Holland Bloorview, Uber Canada will also be contributing a $10,000 donation directly to the hospital.

    “Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a world­class teaching and research facility serving kids with disabilities and their families,” said Sandra Hawken, President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. “The support of our community and corporate partners is what allows us to deliver incredible programs and world­leading research in the field of childhood disability. Thank you to Uber Canada for creating a world of possibility for kids with disabilities.”

    “We’re dedicated to supporting community partners who work tirelessly to make our city a better place to live ­ Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is one of those organizations,” said Ian Black, General Manager, Uber Canada. “We’re excited to support Holland Bloorview’s great work and hope to make a difference in the world of kids with disabilities.”

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    About Uber Canada

    Co­founded by Canadian entrepreneur Garrett Camp in 2009, Uber is a smartphone app that connects riders with drivers. Uber now operates in over 40 communities in Canada, Uber offers more than 22,000 Canadian driver­ partners a new way to earn a living in their spare time by offering a more affordable transportation alternative to hundreds of thousands of riders across the country. For more, visit: uber.com.