2-1-1 is the telephone number of a call center that offers information and provides referrals to health and human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. Services vary from community to community.
Examples of service referrals include:
- Health services and support
- Financial and social assistance
- Housing and utility help
- Food assistance and meal programs
- Senior services and home care
- Government program assistance
- Parenting and family programs
- Disability support services
- Volunteer organizations
- Newcomer services
- Mental health support
Population served: Financially disadvantaged children in Canada who are facing an illness or disability
To support and enhance the physical and emotional well-being of disadvantaged children by providing products and services not otherwise provided by levels of government, insurance or other organizations. Children are usually referred to the organization by a health or social care professional.
Programs include Angel Hair for Kids and Kids Life-Line. Types of help include, but are not limited to, the following examples:
- Medical equipment (durable)
- Limited in-home nursing care or therapy
- Required short term therapies
- Ground transportation
- Parking permits for hospital visits
- Medication not covered by government or insurance
- Dental procedures not covered by government or insurance
- Specialized or needed furniture and equipment
Population served: Canadians affected by cancer
Cancer View Canada connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control. It is an ever-evolving portal that brings together resources for cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.
Through its collaborative tools, Cancer View Canada also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other.