Member’s Statement: Next Generation 9-1-1

Monday, March 04, 2024

TORONTO — Sheref Sabawy, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga—Erin Mills made the following statement before the Ontario Legislature:

“I was happy to announce last month with my Peel colleagues that the Ontario government is providing Peel Regional Police with over $3 million, and Peel Joint Fire Communications Centre with $1.8 million for the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1.

“Speaker, Next Generation 9-1-1 is a new system that will allow 9-1-1 dispatchers to receive text messages, data, and GPS coordinates from the public.

“This will allow for better and faster emergency responses when people need it most.

“And last month, we heard the big news: on February 21st at
3:30 in the morning, Peel Regional Police became the first large communications centre in Canada to successfully finish the transition to NG 9-1-1.

“Speaker, this is a huge milestone for emergency services here in Canada.  With this new technology, we will finally be brought into the 21st Century.

“I am very excited for this new technology and want to thank everyone who played a role in making this happen. And a special thanks to the heroes of Peel Police, working every day to keep us safe.”