211 supporters in action: Boston Cream Donut Day

November 18, 2019

On  October 23, United Way Northumberland celebrated Boston Cream Donut Day. With the support of  three local Tim Hortons, community members could stop by or call in orders for the sweet snack (preferably by the dozen). Proceeds from the sale of Boston Cream Donuts on the day were donated in […]

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UW Bruce Grey hub receives international award

July 22, 2019

United Way Bruce Grey’s online platform, that helps newcomers connect with the services they need, has been recognized for its creativity and innovation. On June 10, Making Grey Bruce Home received the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) I&R Innovation Award in the Resource Database category. It was the only Canadian […]

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United Way PEI and the Province partner to bring 211 to the island!

February 11, 2019

The United Way of PEI (UWPEI) announced today, on National 211 Day, that the renowned “211” service, is coming to PEI this Fall, as a Thriving Together Poverty reduction Action Plan initiative. 211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government […]

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211 coming to Prince Edward Island

November 13, 2018

As part of Prince Edward Island’s (PEI’s) new Poverty Reduction Action Plan, United Way Prince Edward Island and the provincial government will implement 211 service collaboratively. The effort to bring 211 to PEI started in 2013 with an initial investment by Great-West Life. While those early efforts didn’t yield immediate […]

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211 Saskatchewan expands service

June 20, 2018

On June 13, 211 Saskatchewan announced the expansion of its service to include phone and text. With the expansion, the 211 network now reaches more than 26 million Canadians. United Way Saskatoon and United Way Regina collaborated to fund the expansion and improve access to information and services to deal […]

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211: A service for citizens now available in Greater Montréal

April 26, 2018

Montréal, April 26, 2018— The Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, the Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montréal and Centraide of Greater Montreal launched the 211 service today that is now available on the metropolitan area. “The citizens of Greater Montréal had already access to the website since January 2018. […]

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