211 is a human service database that offers information and referral on the wide range of community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 can be utilized in two ways- by dialing 2-1-1 and speaking to a live 211 representative or by visiting the 211ontario.ca website. 211 helps individuals navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 100 languages for free!
211 works in collaboration with seven Regional 211 Service Providers and a unique network of data contributors such as many local United Ways. These individuals work together to contribute data to the 211 databases and to deliver 211 services through the phone and online channels to Ontario residents.
Currently in the Nipissing District, United Way is working in conjunction with 211 by participating in data accuracy and community outreach. We are increasing service accessibility for those in our community by promoting this great service!
When you don’t know where to turn, call 2-1-1. To learn more visit www.211ontario.ca.
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts is proud to partner with Union Gas to provide low income households assistance with their gas bills. The Home Weatherization Program provides low-income clients living in single family homes with a free home energy audit and envelope upgrades including attic insulation, wall insulation, basement insulation and draft-proofing measures. Basic measures including showerheads, aerators, pipe insulation and programmable thermostats are provided to qualified clients at the time of the home energy audit if they have not previously received them from Union Gas.
You can save up to 30% on your gas heating bill each year by participating in this program. More than 9,400 homes have already participated in Ontario and 81% deem to be highly satisfied with their experience.
Good Food Box
The Good Food Box program has recently been re-launched within the Nipissing Community following a clear need for affordable, healthy eating. United Way has been actively involved in the steering committee bringing the program to fruition and continues to work with a group of community partners to ensure that it remains a sustainable resource for community members. This program encourages individuals and families to eat nutritional food by making it available at an affordable price. Small and large boxes are available for order on a monthly basis and feature various fruits and vegetables grown by local and provincial farmers.
Nipissing District Housing and Homelessness PartnershipThis partnership consists of representatives from over 15 organizations who meet on a monthly basis to address needs pertaining to our homeless (or at-risk) population be they eminent or on-going. The group shares information updates on the programs they have available and the encounters they have with our target population. United Way sits at the table participating in discussion and providing information on opportunities and resources that may be of interest to those organizations working directly with homeless and at-risk individuals.