211 Ontario – Homelessness


211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario related to homelessness. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial 211 to access telephone-based informaton and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 100 languages.

The following kinds of homelessness services can be found using 211Ontario: 

Homeless meals
Community programs generally open to all, but focused on individuals who are on low incomes, homeless or unemployed.

Homeless shelters
Emergency accommodation for people who are homeless.

Street outreach
Outreach to homeless or street-involved individuals. May include counselling, mobile health services, food, clothing, hygiene items, and assistance obtaining shelter and housing.