In this pivotal moment in history, Uber recognizes that systemic bias and structural racism have created barriers for Black entrepreneurs.  We stand with the Black community and will do our part to break the cycle, beginning with supporting Black-owned businesses in their COVID-10 recovery.

In June, the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) and Uber connected to seek out partnership opportunities in support of Black-owned business.  According to CBCC survey data, approximately 70% of Black-owned businesses have fallen through the gap and have not qualified for any COVID-19 Emergency Benefits from the Canadian government.

“This partnership is a great example of how Corporate Canada can do to support the Black Business Community,” said Andria Barrett, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce. “Our restaurants are key to our communities, not just for the great food, but they support and sponsor our local sports teams and cultural events and of course where we gather with friends and family.”

To support Black-owned businesses on its platform, Uber Eats has created a banner ad on the platform, encouraging customers to order from Black-owned restaurants. Since the initiative launched on June 4th, delivery from Black-owned restaurants has increased 183%. Restaurateurs like Marie-Julia Baptiste, owner of Méli-Mélo Néo Resto in Montreal, are thankful for this partnership noting, “”If it wasn’t for Uber, we wouldn’t be operating right now. I encourage other restaurants that don’t have the service to consider trying it out.”  

“We would like to thank Canadians for supporting Black-owned restaurants in our communities,” said Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats Canada. “We want to do more to ensure Black-owned restaurants are being supported and getting visibility on our platforms since we know the community is being hit disproportionately hard during this difficult time. We encourage Uber Eats fans to take advantage of the $0 Delivery Fee to try new cuisines and find a new favourite go-to dish.” 

To further support Black-owned businesses, Uber is committing to a $0 Delivery Fee for black-owned restaurants in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa until the end of the year.. Additionally, Uber is offering discounted Rides for Black-owned Small Businesses and is  providing $500 in vouchers to 100 Black-owned small and medium sized businesses in Canada. To qualify, the business must have between 1-1000 staff, be headquartered in Canada, and be a member of the CBCC. Applications are now open here.   



Since the introduction of the initiative, the top five Black-owned restaurants that have seen an uptick in delivery are:  


 “Thank God for having Uber Eats during this pandemic. Their promotional efforts have helped boost the sales of our restaurant and other black-owned restaurants.”  – Johnson Osei, Jerk King

      • Allwyn’s (Queen) 
      • Jerk King 
      • Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant 
      • RAP’S
      • Allwyn’s (Yonge)


“During this difficult time, Uber Eats was there for us, supporting our Black-owned business and getting our hot spicy carribean delicious food to our clients’ doors. We thank you!!”  – Claudia Fiorill, Kwizinn Creole 

      • Kwizinn Creole (Plaza Saint-Hubert)
      • Casse-Croûte Du Chef Costa
      • Méli-Mélo Néo Resto
      • Tropical Paradise
      • Lloydie’s (Saint Viateur)



“Uber Eats has been on our side during the pandemic . We highly appreciated their efforts, support and advice to maintain business. They have helped tremendously boost our sales.”   – Marthe Mpendu, BBQ Golden Grill 

        • BBQ Golden Grill
        • Pili Pili (Dalhousie)
        • Tingz Restaurant and Bar
        • Lil’ Negril Island Grill
        • Shifa Restaurant