Social Development

Social Development opens new office at Two Nations Crossing (08/10/09)

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Oct. 9, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Social Development's new office in Fredericton officially opened today at 460 Two Nations Crossing.

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"Front-line services will be improved with the relocation of four regional offices into the one location," said Social Development Minister Mary Schryer. "With four separate office locations in Fredericton, service delivery was not practical for our clients. Our growing services, programs, staff and clientele required more space in each of our existing locations."

The new building is comprised of 4,860 sq. metres (54,000 sq. feet) over three floors, is practical, functional, and user-friendly for clients and the department's 171 employees. It offers improved security and safety for staff and public, and improved confidentiality for clients. There is also improved access for persons with disabilities.

"The new location offers one-stop accessibility to all services, programs and staff, and has free parking and secure, confidential office space," said Minister of State for Seniors and Housing Eugene McGinley.

The City of Fredericton has recently announced a transit pilot project that will take passengers to the Two Nations Crossing area. The route will be known as Route 9, and will run hourly from 7:10 a.m. until 6:35 p.m., six days a week, during the pilot period.  There will be some half-hourly service during morning and evening peaks to provide better connections with established routes.

For more information, visit the Social Development, Region 3 website, or call 1-866-444-8838.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Sonya Gilks, communications, Social Development, 506-444-3730.

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