211 South West Region Snapshot 2016
Total Number of Web Sessions
Website Sessions by top 5 cities/towns in 211 Region
London – 14,006
Windsor – 13,428
Woodstock – 2,056
Chatham-Kent – 2,038
Sarnia – 1,964
211 Helps Low Income Senior Get Financial Help for Dentures
An 80-year old woman whose only source of income is the Canada Pension Plan called 211 looking for some help to pay for new dentures. She was referred to Ontario Works to apply for some discretionary funding and it was suggested that she talk to her bank about a line of credit or loan, since she owns her home. On following up, the 211 Specialist found out that the she had been provided with an application for funding and had an appointment with a local agency to get help filling in the application. She said the 211 Specialist was “very helpful” and that she would definitely call 211 again if she needed any other assistance.
Helping Students Start the School Year off Right
In 2016, United Way Oxford County, a group of community agencies, big business and 211 Ontario began collaborating to deliver an innovative and efficient school supplies program. Rather than giving out back packs filled with school supplies, the Supplies 4 Students program provides recipients with a voucher to shop at their local Staples store and pick out exactly what they need to start the school year off right. Over 200 Oxford residents called 211 to register for this program and it was such a success that it will continue in 2017!