February 11, 2022


February 11th is 211 Day!

Join BC211, the United Way and 211 service providers and supporters across Canada and the United States in raising awareness of this vital service.

211 is a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline that connects people to critical social and community programs and services. When you dial 2-1-1 a trained professional will listen to you and help you find the right information and supports in your community for your situation.

From March 2020-June 2021, 211 responded to 6M+ calls, texts, and chats combined.

This year, 211 celebrates 20 years of service in Canada.

211 was launched in Toronto in 2002. British Columbia began to offer the service in the Lower Mainland in 2010, and expanded provide-wide in March of 2020 to assist seniors living in isolation at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

211 British Columbia is made possible by the support of the United Way and Government of British Columbia. 

Across the province, the top three reasons for contact are 1) Housing 2) Health 3) Financial Assistance

Show your support this 211 Day!  

IMG-3763-(1).jpgHere’s how:

👉 Tell your friends and family about 211

👉 Share posts about 211 using the hashtags #211DayCanada and #HelpStartsHere

👉 Canada is glowing red to celebrate #211DayCanada. If you see a building in your community glowing red, snap a picture and tag @UWCCanada #HelpStartsHere #211DayCanada  (BC: Parliament, Science World, Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge Whistler)