Uber + Jack.org Team up to Get Torontonians Talking

On Saturday, February 20, we’re teaming up with Jack.org to get Torontonians thinking and talking about mental health.

While 1 in 5 Canadians will develop a mental illness, every Canadian has mental health. Just like physical health. So why is it so hard to talk about mental health in the same way we talk about our physical health?

By partnering with Jack.org, we want to generate a discussion to help increase awareness around mental health. And where better to start a conversation than in an uberPOOL? While sharing your ride, try starting a positive conversation around mental health with your fellow rider and driver-partner. A simple conversation can go a long way in raising awareness and helping to end the stigma associated with mental health.

We’ll also donate $1 for every uberPOOL ride on Saturday to the Jack Summit—a three day event that brings students together from across Canada to inspire action, develop leadership skills, and create a national network of young people who are transforming the way we think about mental health.

Together, we’ll build a safer, more supportive community, where there’s no shame in talking openly about mental health or reaching out for help with a mental illness.

“As the only 24/7 national help line for youth, Kids Help Phone connects daily with hundreds of young people across the country. We know first-hand the value of an open dialogue about mental health, and how critical it is to address stigma in the community. It can save lives. That’s why we fully support and endorse this unique partnership between Uber and Jack.org.”

– Sharon Wood, President & CEO, Kids Help Phone


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