211 is a free, confidential service that connects people to critical social and community supports. We act as the front door to government and community services, helping people navigate the complex network of programs and services quickly to find what they need for their unique situation. 211 is accessible 24 hours a day, in over 150 languages. This award-winning service improves access to information and community services during a time of significant disruption. Click here to learn more about how 211 is being offered in your province.
On October 15, United Way Centraide Canada announced the expansion of 211 across the country through an investment from the Emergency Community Support Fund by the Government of Canada. The investment has enabled United Way Centraide Canada, through its network of 211 partners, to increase the capacity of existing 211 services and make 211 fully available nationwide. 211 Service is now available in all three Territories, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador as well as expanded services in the province of Quebec and the addition of telephone service for the province of Manitoba.