211 is a telephone helpline and website that provides information about and referrals to community, social, health-related, and government services in the Peterborough region and across the province.

211 helps people find services quickly and easily, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.

How can community and social services help me? Here are a few examples:


Call 211 to learn about food banks, community meals, holiday meals, meals on wheels, community gardens, food banks with baby food and lots more.



Call to learn about Employment Ontario services, resume and job-hunting help, entrepreneur supports, apprenticeship programs, skills upgrading, business clothing donations and lots more.

Feeling ill?

Call to be referred to walk-in clinics, support groups, mental health programs, health helplines, home health care, dementia support, caregiver help and lots more.


Call to be referred to organizations that might be able to help such as community legal clinics, organizations providing supports and advocacy, distress lines, mental health services, support groups, parenting programs, counselling and lots more.