Improving Access To Government Services In Mississauga
McGuinty Government Takes First Step To Full-Service Centre
The new ServiceOntario centre that opened this month in Westdale Mall will offer a full range of services by next year.
The Westdale Mall location currently offers all health card services and provides extended hours four evenings per week - Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with an appointment. The site is fully accessible and offers ample free parking close to the building.
Next year, Mississauga residents will be able to make one trip for health card, driver's licence, vehicle registration and other government services once the ServiceOntario office is fully integrated.
The opening of the Mississauga office is another step in ServiceOntario's plan to build a one-stop services network in which 95 per cent of Ontarians will be within 10 kilometres of a fully-integrated ServiceOntario centre.
- By the end of 2010, Mississauga will have five integrated ServiceOntario centres offering both health card and drivers licence services under one roof.
- Access to health card services will expand from the current 27 OHIP offices to all 300 integrated centres.
- Address changes, birth certificates and outdoors card renewals are just some of the services offered at ServiceOntario.ca.
- In rural communities, access to health card services will expand from two to 163 ServiceOntario centres. In northern communities, access to health card services will expand from six to 67 ServiceOntario centres.
“I am delighted that Mississauga residents will soon be able to get integrated health card, driver's licence and vehicle registration services at one counter. Ontarians deserve excellent customer service and ServiceOntario is making it easier for people in this community.”
Honourable Harinder S. Takhar