February 11th is 211 Day

What is 211 Day?

  • On 211 Day, February 11th (2/11), United Way Centraide, 211 service providers across North America and their supporters use the opportunity to raise awareness of this valuable service in the community.

What is 211?

211 connects people to critical community and social services, including:

  • Multi-lingual and ethnocultural Mental Health Supports such as helplines, counseling and support groups
  • Essential needs like Food, Health and Housing
  • Support for Youth, Seniors, Persons with Disabilities, LGBTQ+, Indigenous, Black and Newcomer communities

211 is free, confidential and available 24/7 (even on holidays) in 150+ languages and can be accessed through multiple channels:

211 Central serves the Central Ontario Regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Durham. 211 Central continues to respond to the urgent needs of our Toronto, Peel, York and Durham Region communities created by the pandemic. Click here to learn more about these needs and the impact of COVID-19.

Join us in Celebrating National 211 Day!

Please help us celebrate 211 Day this year by spreading the message about 211 in your communities. Included below are shareables that can be used on February 11 and beyond:

  1. Download and print the 211 Day colouring sheet and post your own colourful 211 logo creation on social media using #211DayCanada or  in your front window to inform your neighbours about 211.
  2. To celebrate 211 Day, the buildings, monuments, and landmarks listed below will be participating from Central Ontario in our nationwide United Glow by illuminating their facades in 211 colours (red and white). Be sure to keep an eye out if you live near one of the landmarks listed below.Toronto – CN Tower
    Toronto – 3D Toronto Sign
    Mississauga – Civic Centre Clock Tower
    Newmarket – Riverwalk Commons and Fred A. Lundy bridge
  3. Download our 211 Day Toolkit! We’ve crafted plug and play social media graphics with captions that can be used on February 11 to promote 211 Day and the 211 service. Remember to use #211DayCanada in your posts and tag @211Central on TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn and TikTok! 211 Day key messaging for newsletters and websites can also be found in the 211 Day Toolkit.

Thank you for championing 211! We look forward to celebrating with you on February 11!

The Article originally Appeared at: https://211central.ca

More shareable materials: linktr.ee/211Central

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