Service Canada

Service Canada

March 08, 2007 17:19 ET

Canada's New Government Teams up With the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario to Open a Service Canada Site in Toronto City Hall

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2007) - The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and Toronto Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, announced today the opening of an outreach service site in Toronto City Hall, making it easier for residents to access the programs and services they need, where and when they need them.

Thanks to a partnership between Service Canada, ServiceOntario, and the City of Toronto, residents of Toronto will now have access to a range of government services and information in one location.
A Service Canada Outreach site and a ServiceOntario kiosk will be co-located with the Toronto Government's Elections and Registry Services, with a Service Canada agent available on-site every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide citizens with information about federal programs and services, and respond to their questions about Employment Insurance and pension benefits.

"Canadians have said they want simple and efficient service and they want a choice in how they access that service, whether it is by phone, Internet or in person," Minister Solberg said. "With this new outreach site, Canada's New Government is making sure residents in the City of Toronto have access to personalized assistance from people who can help them get the right information about the programs and services they need."

"We all share one taxpayer, and this project demonstrates the City of Toronto's commitment to make the quality services we provide more accessible to the public we serve," said Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone. "Every citizen should have direct and simple access to government services."

Toronto's Elections and Registry Services area will continue to provide services including birth registrations and marriage licenses. In addition, the ServiceOntario kiosk will provide province-wide, one-stop access to a wide range of provincial government services. This makes it easier for citizens to find and access provincial government services they need in much less time and with much less hassle.

Service Canada is integrating services from a number of federal departments to form a single service delivery network. With a combination of a national telephone information service, on-line services, and Service Canada Centres, information on programs and services is just a call, click or visit away. Over the next three years, Service Canada will keep enhancing and introducing more services with the goal of continuous improvement in service delivery and client satisfaction.

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request. Call 1 800 788-8282 on a touch-tone phone, or through a teletypewriter (TTY).

Contact Information

  • Media only:
    Service Canada Communications
    Ferne Shuttleworth
    416-954-7360
    or
    City of Toronto
    Rob Andrusevich
    416-397-4149
    or
    Service Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559
    or
    Public Enquiries:
    1-800-O-Canada (1- 800-622-6232)
    TTY: 1- 800-926-9105
    servicecanada.gc.ca