211 Ontario North

In August 2001, the United Way facilitated the first meeting of community partners to discuss the potential of bringing 211 to Thunder Bay. This resulted in a collaborative effort over several years that planned, developed and implemented the 211 program in Thunder Bay and area.

211 is an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number providing free, confidential, multilingual access to information about the full range of community, social, health and government services. Today, the 211 service is delivered by the Lakehead Social Planning Council and continues to be supported by United Way.