Ontario 211

When you don’t know where to turn.


 You’ve never heard of it? This is a “desperation” number for use when you don’t know where to turn. It is provided by the Government of Ontario and it has information available on a huge number of topics and agencies in just about any language that you can think of. It covers almost anything from the cradle to the grave and then some of the before and after.

 At the September meeting of our chapter I will have for distribution 50 copies of their brochure so be sure to come out onThursday 19th September  2013 at the Applewood Retirement Residence, 1500 Lansdowne Street West at 7:30 pm. More copies will be obtained if necessary.

 The following information was taken from their website which you are urged to visit.

“211 is here to help

211 is a three-digit phone number and website that provides information and referral to community and social services inOntario. Our Certified Information and Referral Specialists are caring, understanding and knowledgeable, and pride themselves on their ability to connect you with the services you need.

When you don’t know where to turn, call 211

With information on more than 56,000 agencies and services, we can help you find the answers you need, quickly and easily. Our phone service is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is available in more than 150 languages.

Find the information you need at www.211ontario.ca

If you need help finding the services that are right for you, visit www.211ontario.ca for a directory of more than 56,000 agencies and services in Ontario. Our easy-to-use website is fully searchable, updated frequently and is available in both English and French versions.”

“211 solved my problem and I got all the answers.” 

“I got to talk to a person and they helped me.”