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211 is a telephone helpline (call 2-1-1) and website that provides information on and referrals to Ontario’s community, social, health-related and government services. We can help you understand what services and government benefits exist and explain how to apply.  

211 is answered 24 hours a day, every day of the year across Ontario. We list over 60,000 community and government programs and services. 

We also provide an interpreter in over 150 languages. When 211 answers the phone, ask for the language you want and hold the line.

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The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) is the official provincial representative body for 18,000 sworn and civilian police personnel from 47 local police associations across Ontario. A unifying voice for advocacy in policing, the PAO provides its member associations with representation, resource and support.

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The Ontario Paramedic Association (OPA) is a registered 'not for profit' organization representing Paramedics across the province. Since its formation, the OPA has worked to enhance the professional image of paramedics, to improve communications between paramedics, and to lobby for improvements to the standards of patient care. We are committed to being an engaging and evidence-based organization that represents many of the finest paramedics in Canada.


The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs' mission is to lead innovation and excellence in public and life safety.  To achieve this, we provide a recognized, authoritative voice for all matters relating to the management and delivery of fire and emergency services in Ontario.  We work cooperatively with the provincial government, key stakeholders, and other organizations to promote excellence and innovation in the areas of education and training, legislation and public policy, fire and membership services. We are the trusted advisor to the provincial government, key stakeholders and media on matters relating to public and firefighter safety. 

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