What is 3-1-1?
- The 3-1-1 telephone service is a partnership between the cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel to provide Peel residents with simple access to municipal information
- 3-1-1 offers a single window of direct access to local municipal government programs and services
- 3-1-1 is free and available in your language
Whose services can I access by calling 3-1-1?
- Residents can call 3-1-1* from anywhere in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga for services offered by:
- Region of Peel
- City of Brampton
- City of Mississauga
* 3-1-1 is not yet available in Caledon. Town of Caledon staff and Council are reviewing the feasibility of this telephone service in their community.
Why should I use 3-1-1?
- 3-1-1 means you don't need to know which government provides a particular service or need to sort through phone numbers to find the people you need to talk to
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How does 3-1-1 work?
- 3-1-1 calls will be answered by representatives at the Region of Peel, and the cities of Brampton and Mississauga
- Representatives will use an extensive database to respond to your inquiries about a number of local municipal government programs and services
What are some examples of 3-1-1 calls?
- location and hours of libraries
- registration for parks and recreation programs
- complaints about parking bylaw infractions
- queries on local events
- requests to book health clinic appointments
- queries on animal services
- queries on building permits
- requests for financial assistance
- reports of missed garbage collection
- queries on water bills
- queries on property taxes
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How is 3-1-1 different from 2-1-1, 4-1-1 and 9-1-1?
- 2-1-1 is for confidential information and referral to non-emergency community, health and social services in Peel
- 3-1-1 provides residents with direct access to local municipal government programs and services in Peel
- 4-1-1 is for directory assistance from the local telephone company
- 9-1-1 is for life threatening emergencies or crimes
Will 3-1-1 work from pay phones or cell phones?
Can I still call the cities or Region using the 10-digit number?
- Yes - and if you know the name or extension of the person you wish to speak to, please always use the 10-digit number
Why do we need two separate numbers - 2-1-1 and 3-1-1?
- The Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) specifies the purposes of these numbers. Each number can only be used for the very specific purpose approved by the CRTC - since the two numbers provide different services, they must be used separately.
How can I learn more about 3-1-1?
For more information, please contact:
Director, Service Innovation
905-791-7800, ext. 4998
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