Feb
11
2021

Islanders invited to celebrate 211 Day

The United Way of PEI and the provincial government are recognizing February 11 as 211 Day, to increase awareness about how the 211 service can support Islanders. 211 is a free, confidential helpline that is available 24/7, every day of the year (including holidays) in 150+ languages. 

When someone dials 2-1-1, they reach a 211 Service Navigator who will help them through the human services system quickly and easily to find what they need. The 211 PEI service is available by phone and online, as well as by text and email.  

 “Across our province, there are community and government services working tirelessly to support the needs of Islanders. The 211 service provides a single point of entry for Islanders to access these supports. As a community, we must work together to ensure all Islanders have access to the resources they need to live, work and thrive.”

- Social Development and Housing Minister Brad Trivers

All Islanders, local businesses and organizations are encouraged to celebrate 211 Day on February 11. To help raise awareness, Charlottetown City Hall, will be illuminating their facades in red. Islanders are invited to take a photo of themselves in front of the building and share it on social media using the #211DayCanada hashtag.

“211 PEI has become a valuable resource for Islanders looking to connect to the services they need to succeed,” says Andrea MacDonald, CEO of the United Way of PEI. “The service helps to equip Islanders with the information and referrals they need to access programs and services in their communities.”

The 211 service was launched on PEI in June of 2020.  Since that time, 211 PEI has received more than 1,500 calls, and has had more than 15,000 visitors to the website. 211 can be accessed any time, day or night by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting: 211 PEI.

 

Media Contacts:
Andrea MacDonald, CEO,
United Way of Prince Edward Island
902-892-2744
amacdonald@peiunitedway.com 

Rebecca Gass, Senior Communications Officer, 
Department of Social Development and Housing
902-620-3409
rjgass@gov.pe.ca

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Housing
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740

DeptSDH@gov.pe.ca