211 is a three-digit phone number, 2-1-1, and website (www.211ontario.ca ) that provides information on community, social, health and government services in Ontario. Ontario 211's purpose is to help Ontario residents find support to be resilient and resourceful, no matter what life situation is challenging them. Call or search the website 24 hours a day, every day of the year – even on holidays. Calls are free, anonymous and confidential. 211’s phone service is available in over 150 languages. 211’s website is bilingual and helps you find services that can serve you in both English and French.
211 service became available in York Region in January 2011.