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bc211 to Bring Service Province-Wide

bc211 to Bring Service Province-Wide

Thousands of Programs and Services Just a Click Away as United Ways Prepare to Bring bc211 Online Services to the Entire Province bc211 provides a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health, and government services. Currently, only people in the regional districts of Metro Vancouver, Squamish-Lillooet, Sunshine Coast, […]

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bc211 Welcomes New Executive Director

bc211 Welcomes New Executive Director

 bc211 is happy to welcome Executive Director Nathan Wright back into the fold. Nathan Wright, bc211’s new Executive Director, is no stranger to the organization. As a former Manager of Operations, he knows bc211 very well and is happy to be “home” again. Nathan rejoins bc211 after […]

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Stand Up Against Bullying

Stand Up Against Bullying

Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized. Power can come in many forms and can include attributes such as physical size, age, and social standing. Bullying is an intentional act […]

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It’s 211 Day: Let the Bells Ring Out and the Banners Fly!!

It’s 211 Day: Let the Bells Ring Out and the Banners Fly!!

February 11th is 211 Day. 211 service in BC  launched in 2010, and as we move into our sixth year, 211 Day gives us an opportunity blow out a few candles and to reflect on where we came from, and where we are heading. But first… What is […]

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bc211 Text Messaging Service: Happy First Birthday!

bc211 Text Messaging Service: Happy First Birthday!

On February 2, 2015, bc211 launched its texting service, enabling residents of the Lower Mainland to access bc211 services simply by texting 2-1-1 from their mobile devices. Accessing free information and referral regarding community, government and social services in Metro Vancouver now no longer requires a phone […]

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Uniting for the Syrian Refugees

Uniting for the Syrian Refugees

Meeting the Humanitarian Need As the humanitarian crisis caused by the civil war in Syria continues, thousands of Canadians have mobilized to sponsor refugees and help the new arrivals to Canada. Provincial and municipal governments are actively preparing in anticipation, and settlement agencies are gearing up to […]

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A Perfect Storm? – Call or Text 211

A Perfect Storm? – Call or Text 211

 perfect storm noun: a critical or disastrous situation created by a powerful concurrence of factors — merriam-webster.com Many of us in the bc211 region experienced the might of the windstorm that swept through the South Coast on August 29th. BC Hydro estimates that 710,000 —nearly half of […]

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Video Profile: bc211 Connecting People with the Help They Need

Video Profile: bc211 Connecting People with the Help They Need

bc211 has produced nine video profiles of community-based organizations whose work is making an impact in the community. We launch the series with a look at bc211. In this video we present bc211 and an overview of the work we do. Executive Director Bob Prenovost, Information & […]

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Richmond: A Community Snapshot

Richmond: A Community Snapshot

bc211 presented a Community Snapshot to the City of Richmond in which we highlighted some of the findings around calls we received and referrals we made related to Richmond in 2014. Following is an overview of findings for Richmond calls we received from January 2014 to April […]

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The Red Book of Arts and Culture

The Red Book of Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture Resources in the Lower Mainland. Last year we posted about the thousands of individuals and services that bc211 has connected.  While we receive thousands of referral requests for social service resources, our online directory – The Red Book Online – also contains listings for […]

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A Year on the Sunshine Coast

A Year on the Sunshine Coast

A Retrospective of Sunshine Coast Call Data In March 2014, bc211 expanded to the Sunshine Coast, broadening the territory reached by service. Now people from Earls Cove to Hope, and from Lillooet to White Rock can access information and referrals to resources in their community by simply […]

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Cyberbullying Needs Cyberhelp

Cyberbullying Needs Cyberhelp

“Please help. Recently I started to self-harm… I need to cope somehow… it has become unbearable to try and deal with people bothering me on my social media accounts. I just don’t get it; why are they doing this to me? At first it was just the […]

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Thousands Assisted. For Free.

Thousands Assisted. For Free.

Is bc211 still relevant? In these highly-connected times it’s tempting to assume that information needs are being met more than ever before. In 2012 Statistics Canada declared that 83% of Canadian households had internet access at home1. We have the internet and we have smartphones and tablets; […]

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