WHEREAS, February 11th, is 211 Day across North America; and

WHEREAS, 211, the 3-digit help line and online service connects Ontarians to the complete range of government, health, social and community-based programs and services in their communities, such as home care, emergency food, income tax clinics, mental health and addictions supports, utilities assistance, medical walk-in clinics, job training and more; and

WHEREAS, 211, provides social data on trends, identified needs and gaps in services, for social planning and resource allocation; and

WHEREAS, 211 North, serves all of Northern Ontario and is administered by the Lakehead Social Planning Council in Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, 211, not only helps people with life’s daily challenges, it also supports emergency management officials by providing citizens with a connection to relief and recovery services,

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim February 11th, 2019, 211 Day in Thunder Bay.

Bill Mauro, Mayor