211 Service Up and Running

Information to assist Nova Scotians in accessing over 4,000 community and social services across the province is just a phone call or mouse click away.

On February 11, 2013, the 211 service was launched giving Nova Scotians the ability to connect with a wealth of local community groups, non-profit agencies and government departments. The service is completely confidential and available free across the province – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – simply by dialing “2-1-1” or visiting www.ns.211.ca.

By calling 211 or visiting www.ns.211.ca, Nova Scotians can easily and quickly connect to the community and social services they need, anywhere in the province. The service combines  a one-stop solution with an easy-to-remember phone number, reducing the confusion, frustration and delay that can come from trying to search for those details across multiple sources.

From food banks to home care, from services for new immigrants to support for persons with disabilities, 211 has it all.

The launch of 211 marks the first time that information on every social service and program available in Nova Scotia will be assembled in one, easy-to-access and easy-to-search location.

For more information about this new service call 211 or visit the 211 website.