211 Ontario North
Obtaining vital information and services by telephone is a frustrating experience for many people, however, 211 is working to ease the confusion. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, one free, confidential call to 211 will connect residents to a full range of non-emergency community, social, health and government services.
The 211 Canada Telephone Service will connect people to the services they need. Calls are answered by trained, multilingual referral staff, who will assess the caller's needs, determine the appropriate support, and link them to the best available information and services. A user-friendly version of the comprehensive and continually updated 211 database is available via the Internet at www.211ontarionorth.ca.
People are able to call 211 to find information about: Home care support for an aging parent; Post-natal care or daycare programs;
- Housing services;
- Social, recreational or volunteer opportunities;
- Language training and employment resources;
- Programs for people with disabilities;
- Health and counselling services; and Educational opportunities.