News release: June 17, 2021
Region of Peel and Uber Canada partner to provide 3,000 rides to vaccine clinics
Targeted approach will help Peel's most vulnerable gain access to their first or second dose
Brampton, ON (June 17, 2021) – In partnership with the Region of Peel, Uber Canada is donating 1,500, 2-way free trips to vaccine clinics, valued at $50 each. This initiative is part of Peel's Transportation Assistance Program (TAP), which aims to remove transportation barriers that might prevent residents from getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Region of Peel is working with grass-roots community agencies to distribute the Uber vouchers to residents with limited transportation options or who cannot afford transportation to vaccination appointments. This targeted approach will provide those in our community who need it most with free, safe, direct transportation to and from a vaccination clinic.
As part of the TAP, TransHelp also continues to offer free, fully accessible, door-to-door travel for residents of any age who need transportation to get their vaccine. Residents can call 905-791-1015 between 8 a.m. and midnight, 7 days a week, to book a TransHelp trip. Trips to a vaccination clinic must be booked two days in advance of the scheduled vaccine appointment.
We want to make it even easier for residents who want a vaccine, to get a vaccine. Providing our most vulnerable residents with free, direct transportation to a clinic will help overcome transportation barriers that stand in the way of getting our community vaccinated and on the road to recovery.
Brian Laundry, COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program Co-Lead, Region of Peel.
Transportation shouldn't be a barrier to vaccination. Uber Canada is proud to partner with the Region of Peel to support vaccination efforts and ensure that Peel's most vulnerable residents have access to a safe, convenient, and accessible means of transportation to get to and from a vaccination site.
Matthew Price, General Manager, Uber Canada.
About Uber CanadaUber's mission is to create opportunity through movement. Co-founded by Calgarian entrepreneur Garrett Camp, Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 10 billion trips later, Uber is building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities. For more information, visit uber.com
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.