The Ontario 9-1-1 Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis at various locations across Ontario, acting as an advocate for the 9-1-1 system in the Province of Ontario. The purpose of the Board is to serve as an authoritative source of information and expertise to the Province and its Municipalities as it relates to the implementation and operation of 9-1-1 Emergency Number systems; and to serve in an advocacy role with other organizations, governments and their agencies, to represent the interests of Ontario.
Our Primary Goals are to
- protect the public interest;
- disseminate 9-1-1 information;
- maintain the integrity of the 9-1-1 system;
- advance the feature set of the 9-1-1 system;
- work with lawmakers to influence 9-1-1 decisions;
- monitor telephone technology as it affects 9-1-1 answering points and the public
The OAB membership is comprised of 9-1-1 responders (Police, Fire, EMS) agencies, representatives of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Bell Canada, and other parties. Members are volunteers with an expertise in 9-1-1 legislation, municipal services, 9-1-1 answering points, as well as Police, Fire, and EMS dispatch centers.
OAB 911 Public Service Announcement (Audio Only)
OAB 911 Public Service Announcement (Video)