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Abby & Vancity Community Foundation

Abby Ride Hailing

Abby plans to pilot and test a ride hailing service for women and acknowledges that women currently occupy a mere fraction of the taxi-driving workforce, and it honours women’s deservedness of flexible work while they balance other obligations and commitments. Abby’s Ride Hailing program plans to elevate the credentials of drivers by exposing them to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training; reified through hands-on experience when hitting the roads as safety ambassadors for fellow women. For riders, Abby plans to help soothe the anxiety of navigating a world where one in three women will report an experience of sexual assault. Abby expects to provide riders with a welcoming, safe space where they can let their guard down and move through the streets of Vancouver freely. Abby will also present riders with the empowering choice to engage in local, ethical ride hailing that contributes to women drivers’ financial autonomy.

Grant amount: $50,000

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