Service Canada

Service Canada

December 08, 2006 12:05 ET

Service Canada Reaches Out to More Canadians

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Member of Parliament for Provencher and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the opening of five new Service Canada Outreach Sites in the province of Manitoba today, making it easier for residents to access government programs and services.

"Canadians have said they want simple and efficient service and a choice in how they access that service - whether by phone, Internet or in person," Minister Toews said. "They want personalized assistance from people who can help them get the right information about the programs and services they need. Today, we're answering that call with the introduction of five new regional Service Canada Outreach Sites."

Visitors to the new Service Canada Outreach Site in Hadashville, which is open every second and fourth Friday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., can find information and get application assistance on Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Social Insurance Numbers, as well information on the Universal Child Care Benefit, Canada Job Bank, and the Canada Student Loans Program. Minister Toews also announced four other outreach sites in his federal riding of Provencher, including a site in Lac du Bonnet, Morris, Pine Falls and Sprague.

Through the combination of new regional Service Canada Outreach Sites, a national telephone information service, and on-line service, information on programs and services is just a call, click or visit away. Service Canada's strong regional presence and cross-country delivery network means Canadians can get information about a wide range of services, including: passports, Social Insurance Numbers, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, seniors benefits, available jobs, career planning services, and more.

Service Canada is integrating services from a number of federal departments to form a single service delivery network. Over the next three years, Service Canada will continue to enhance and introduce more services with the goal of continuously improving service delivery and client satisfaction.

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

Backgrounder

New Service Canada Outreach Service Sites in Manitoba

Service Canada representatives travel to communities on a scheduled or periodic basis to assist where there is a need. Regional scheduled outreach services are designed in consultation with individual communities to respond to their particular needs, offering information and application assistance for Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, and Old Age Security, along with information on other Government of Canada programs and services. In addition, Service Canada's mobile and outreach services give access to government service and information to Canadians living in many remote, rural and northern communities.



Hadashville

RM of Reynolds, Hwy 15
Open: Every second and fourth Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Service offered in both official languages
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Lac du Bonnet

Winnipeg River Brokenhead Community Development Corporation, Lac du
Bonnet
Open: Every second Thursday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Morris

220 Main St. N, Morris
Open: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Pine Falls

Empower Education Centre, Pine Falls
Open: Every other Wednesday
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Sprague

Open: Every second and fourth Wednesday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Service offered in both official languages
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Contact Information

  • Service Canada Communications
    Brian Williamson
    204-984-0592
    or
    Service Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559
    or
    1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
    TTY: 1 800 926-9105
    servicecanada.gc.ca