November 10, 2016
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This 14-page flyer provides information on how to GIVE HELP to those in need and GET HELP during this holiday season.  Details about gift and toy programs, food drives and community holiday meals available throughout Windsor and Essex County can be found in this guide.

October 28, 2016
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The winter months can cause both financial and emotional stress, especially for people living on a low income or coping with a change in their circumstances. Calling 2-1-1 is the easy way to access financial, emotional and other supports in Ontario communities this winter.

July 12, 2016
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Ontario 211 Services is seeking new members for its Board of Directors. Posting on behalf of Karen Milligan, Executive Director of Ontario 211 Services and Jason Shim, Chair, Nominations Committee, Ontario 211 Services Board of Directors with the request to please share this with your networks.
Two files are attached:
·        Candidate form (editable PDF can be filled out and saved, or printed and manually completed)

May 09, 2016

Ontario residents wanting to help the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta can donate to several organizations. At this time cash is the most needed as this crisis will likely last weeks and the community’s needs will change. Financial donations to the Red Cross will be matched by the Government of Canada. The Alberta Government is also matching donations to the Red Cross. It is a great way to maximize your donation.

May 08, 2016

- Guest Blog by Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director of United Way of Bruce Grey

United Way of Bruce Grey played an essential role in supporting residents after the Goderich Tornado and victims of the Owen Sound fires, which affected 23 people, including six families who did not have home insurance.

February 10, 2016
Infographic illustrating Ontario 211's statistics on why poeple call 211
February 03, 2016

UPDATE - Feb 4, 2016: Our 211 Central region contact centre is now back to regular service after the building fire and evacuation yesterday. We wish to thank all of our Regional contact centres for supporting the after-hours service, and thank our callers for their patience with any service disruption yesterday.


Urgent Notice: 211 Service in Toronto, York and Durham Regions Temporarily Disrupted

December 07, 2015

Many communities across Ontario are getting ready to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees in the coming weeks and months, and 211 is here to help!  211 is available by phone, 24/7, in more than 150 languages to help newcomers learn about the services available, and understand how to access them. Looking for services? Search or click on the topic icons on our homepage at

November 09, 2015

New OEB Program Offers Electricity Bill Relief for Low-Income Households
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is helping make electricity more affordable for low-income households. The Ontario Electricity Support Program, or OESP, will provide ongoing assistance directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers.

September 21, 2015
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Most Canadians aged 55 or older want to live at home as long as possible, according to Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics and Provincial Lead, Ontario’s Seniors Strategy in a TEDxStouffville video on Building Age Friendly Communities. Our population has never lived so long so as a society we are learning what seniors need.


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