Saskatchewan residents can now access a single website, www.sk.211.ca to find the social services they need. The site has information on housing, food banks, child care as well as information on physical and mental health services, assistance for people with disabilities, seniors and newcomers and employment support.
National research has shown it can take people up to seven phone calls to find the services they seek. The site cost over $375,000 to set up over an 18 month period. It was funded through the support of donors and corporations. Phone service is expected in the next few years as it is more costly to establish and maintain.
Saskatchewan retirees Association Inc. has provided information to the site to highlight the organization, its services and key contacts.