It’s 211 Day! Finding help is easier when you make the right call

It’s 211 Day across North America and United Way wants to help you make the right call.

Dialing 2-1-1 for non-emergency services reduces congestion on 911 dispatch lines, and helps ensure you are accessing the right type of assistance. 211 experts can make sense of social, health and government services information that is often buried on websites, social media channels, e-newsletters, and spread throughout the network of partners and community leaders.  Service is available 24/7 by phone, online, and in some areas, by text.

“The 211 service helps make our community social service network more visible and accessible to those in need, including all the programs supported by United Way, 211 is a lifeline for those difficult life changes anyone might encounter.”

Sara Middleton, Director, Community Impact, United Way Elgin Middlesex

You should always call 9-1-1 for a life-threatening emergency, when a property is in danger or a crime is in progress that requires the police, fire or paramedics.

About 211 & United Way Elgin Middlesex
211 is a three-digit number that helps more than 26 million Canadians navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages. United Way Elgin Middlesex is a proud partner in offering the award-winning service in our region. Visit to see what 211 service is available in your community.

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