News Feed Item

Canada Post's transition to community mailbox delivery will begin in fall 2014 in 11 communities across Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post today announced the 11 communities across Canada where mail will be delivered to new community mailboxes beginning in the fall of 2014. This is the first stage of a five-year national initiative involving roughly 5 million addresses.

In the larger cities in this initial stage, only a few specific neighbourhoods will be affected. Within the affected areas, most businesses will keep delivery to the door. In the smaller municipalities, nearly all households and a higher proportion of businesses will move to community mailbox delivery.

The 11 communities and the approximate number of affected addresses are:

  • some neighbourhoods in Calgary, Alta. (10,450 addresses)
  • Fort McMurray, Alta. (8,450 addresses)
  • some neighbourhoods in Winnipeg, Man. (12,500 addresses)
  • Oakville, Ont. (26,400 addresses)
  • in Ottawa, Ont., neighbourhoods in Kanata (7,900 addresses)
  • Rosemère, Que. (3,350 addresses)
  • Lorraine, Que. (2,550 addresses)
  • Bois-des-Filion, Que. (2,750 addresses)
  • Charlemagne, Que. (1,300 addresses)
  • Repentigny, Que. (14,400 addresses)
  • and in Halifax, N.S., neighbourhoods in the Lower Sackville and Bedford areas (9,950 addresses).

The neighbourhoods that have been chosen are near areas that already have community mailboxes. As well, the operational structure needed to deliver to community mailboxes already exists in these communities, which makes them most suitable for efficient early conversion.

There will be no change in delivery for:

  • people living in apartment buildings, seniors' buildings and condominiums who have mail delivered in the building lobby.
  • customers who have mail delivered to a rural mailbox at the end of a driveway.
  • business addresses if they are in well-established business areas, such as main streets or "business corridors," or receive a relatively large volume of mail or parcels.

Affected residents will soon receive an information package from Canada Post in the mail. It will tell them how they can express their priorities and preferences about their new delivery method. Using the feedback from residents, Canada Post will work with local municipal officials to determine suitable locations for the community mailboxes.

Canada Post understands that some seniors and Canadians with disabilities may not be able to get to their community mailbox, and it is committed to ensuring that no one is left behind from accessing the mail service. As it transitions existing neighbourhoods like these, it may need to offer additional solutions for people with significant mobility challenges, who lack viable alternatives and would face unacceptable hardship. Canada Post will seek input from the various communities that best know the challenges facing people with mobility issues and deploy new solutions before the conversion occurs.


Roughly 5 million Canadian addresses, or about one third of the addresses in the country, still have mail delivery to the door. The other two thirds of addresses have mail delivery to a centralized point such as an apartment lobby box, a post office, or to a community mailbox (a delivery method that has been in widespread use for about 30 years), or to a rural mailbox.

The five-year transition to community mailbox delivery will generate the largest financial benefit of Canada Post's Five-point Action Plan, which was announced on December 11, 2013. Once fully implemented, the community mailbox initiative is forecasted to save $400 million to $500 million a year.

By implementing the Five-point Action Plan as a wave of retirements occurs, Canada Post will hire fewer employees while meeting the changing needs of Canadians for secure, convenient delivery of mail and parcels. Attrition will allow for the reduction of between 6,000 and 8,000 positions, yet Canada Post will respect its collective agreements and no regular full-time or part-time employees will lose their job as a result of the conversion initiative.

Where community mailboxes will be installed, Canada Post will still attempt delivery at the door of parcels too large to fit in the community mailbox's parcel compartments and of parcels or registered items that require a signature.

SOURCE Canada Post

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36900.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36901.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36902.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36903.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36904.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36905.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36906.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36907.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36908.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36909.pdf

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/02/20/20140220_C5796_DOC_EN_36910.pdf

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO" has announced that its Call for Papers is now open. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expe...
Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. H...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
@DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises - and delivering real results.
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
"We started a Master of Science in business analytics - that's the hot topic. We serve the business community around San Francisco so we educate the working professionals and this is where they all want to be," explained Judy Lee, Associate Professor and Department Chair at Golden Gate University, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, m...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...