On 2-1-1 Day, residents are encouraged to make the right call


211 is a three-digit number that helps Ontarians navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages. Ontario 211 Services is a non-profit agency, established to develop and govern the 211 system in Ontario.

211 is supported by the Province of Ontario and Green Shield Canada, and is a proud partner of United Ways across the province. Through its partnership with 211 and investment in hundreds of community programs, United Way works to improve lives locally.

What we do

United Way Sault Ste. Marie provides funding for the collection of 211 data in the Algoma District in partnership with Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre. The Algoma District Social Services Administration Board and the Sault Ste. Marie District Social Services Administration Board provide funding to the 211 call centre. Our partners ensure that the 211 service is run by skillful, trained individuals and that the database of all agencies is up to date.


How you can help

February 11 is 2-1-1 Day across North America.

  • To mark this day, United Way Sault Ste. Marie and district and 211 Ontario are asking residents to make the right call (#MakeTheRightCall) if they want or need help.
  • We are asking community agencies and not-for-profit organizations to keep their records up to date.
  • We are also asking everyone in our community to spread awareness about the 211 service.
  • United Way staff will be at the Station and Cambrian malls this Saturday, February 11, 2017¬† from 11 am to 3pm to answer your questions about the 211 service