Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

January 26, 2011 13:00 ET

Sunshine Coast Scheduled Outreach Site Opens to Better Serve Residents

SECHELT, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2011) - Service Canada is now providing service to Sunshine Coast residents where they live. Mr. John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today officially opened the Sunshine Coast Service Canada Scheduled Outreach site. 

"The Government of Canada is providing Canadians with greater access to federal programs and services through Service Canada Scheduled Outreach sites," said Mr. Weston. "Each day, we are helping citizens learn more about what the Government of Canada can do for them." 

The North Shore Service Canada Centre, in partnership with Service BC, now has a Scheduled Outreach site at 102–5710 Teredo Street in Sechelt, British Columbia. The Service BC site has provided space for Service Canada staff to provide in-person services to citizens on the Sunshine Coast every fourth Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

As part of the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, Service Canada is committed to improving access to services, especially during these challenging times. Service Canada is the Government of Canada's one-stop service delivery network, giving citizens access to a range of federal services online at servicecanada.gc.ca, by telephone at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), TTY: 1-800-926-9105, or in-person at over 600 points of service in communities throughout Canada. 

This news release is available in alternative formats on request.

BACKGROUNDER

Through Scheduled Outreach, Service Canada is committed to providing service in the communities where Canadians live, and offering them greater access to Government of Canada information and services in areas that are under-served.

The Sunshine Coast is the latest community in British Columbia to receive Scheduled Outreach Service to assist residents in getting access to Government of Canada benefits and programs. By providing Scheduled Outreach Service to this community, Service Canada aims to make it easier for Sunshine Coast citizens to receive the federal programs and information that they need.

What is Scheduled Outreach Service?

Service Canada representatives travel to communities on a scheduled basis to assist where there is a need. Scheduled Outreach staff visit communities on a regular basis.

In partnership with the Government of British Columbia, Service Canada now has a Scheduled Outreach site in the Service BC office located at 102–5710 Teredo Street in Sechelt, British Columbia. The Town has provided space for knowledgeable and helpful Service Canada staff to provide in-person services to citizens of the Sunshine Coast every fourth Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

What services will be provided at this location?

This location will provide assistance regarding the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance, the Record of Employment on the Web and Social Insurance Numbers. In addition, citizens will have access to information about employment programs, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the Work-Sharing program, and the Canada Education Savings Plan. Information on programs and services is also available through Service Canada's website at servicecanada.gc.ca and the 1 800 O-Canada information line.

Scheduled Outreach is designed in consultation with individual communities to respond to their particular needs.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    819-994-2482
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559