Service Canada

Service Canada

April 04, 2007 10:30 ET

Service Canada Reaches Out to More Canadians

CHAPEAU, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2007) - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Member of Parliament for Pontiac and Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, announced today the opening of an outreach service site in Isle-aux-Allumettes, making it easier for residents to access the programs and services they need, where and when they need them.

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

With a combination of a national telephone information service, on-line services (servicecanada.gc.ca), and Service Canada Centres, information on programs and services is just a call, click or visit away. Service Canada's strong regional presence and cross-country service delivery network means Canadians can find information about passports, apply for a Social Insurance Number, receive EI, Canada Pension Plan or seniors benefits, look for a job and plan a career, or find information about government programs and services all from one place.

In Quebec there are currently 80 Service Canada Centres and 31 outreach sites that give Canadians living in many remote, rural and northern communities that were previously underserved access to government assistance and information.

A Service Canada agent will now be available at 120 King Street in Chapeau every two weeks on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., to provide citizens with information about Government of Canada programs and services, and help them file their EI and Income Security applications.

Service Canada brings Government of Canada services and benefits together in a single delivery network. It provides Canadians with one-stop, personalized service they can access however they choose - by phone at 1 800 O-Canada, Internet at servicecanada.gc.ca, or in person at Service Canada Centres across the country.

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).

Contact Information

  • Media only:
    Service Canada
    Diane Viau
    Communications
    514-982-2384, extension 2498
    or
    Service Canada
    Media Relations
    819-994-5559
    or
    General Public :
    1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
    ATS : 1-800-926-9105
    servicecanada.gc.ca