Community Services: National

Community Services: National

Whether we live in the rural parts of Canada or a busy city, we are all part of an integrated system of people– we are all part of a community. Whatever your needs may be, there are national community services, centres, organizations, and programs all with the mandate of creating a strong and healthy community.

Share Lawyers have compiled a list of community services across Canada including national community services and regional resources.

National Community Services

Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross offers support services throughout Canada, providing supports to older adults, vulnerable people, and their caregivers. To find out more information and find resources in your community visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

Community Food Centres Canada ……….  (416) 531-8826
Community Food Centres Canada works to develop Community Food Centres (CFCs) across Canada in an effort to build health, skills, hope, and community through programs combining access to food, food skills, education, and engagement. To find out more information or find a CFC near you visit the Community Food Centres Canada website.

YMCA Canada
YMCAs across the country provide settlement services, newcomer resources, housing services, social activities, and community programs. To find a location and programs new you visit the YMCA Canada website.

Community Services by Province

Alberta
211 Alberta ………. 2-1-1
Alberta Supports ………. 1-877-644-9992
Family and Community Support Services
John Howard Society of Alberta ……….  (780) 423-4878

British Columbia
Beacon Community Services ……….  (250) 658-6407
British Columbia 211 ……….  2-1-1
Chilliwack Community Services ……….  (604) 792-4267
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society ……….  (604) 737-4900
Interior Community Services ……….  (250) 376-3660
Options Community Services Society ……….  (604) 584-5811
John Howard Society of British Columbia ……….  (250) 386-3428
PLEA Community Services Society of BC ……….  (604) 871-0450
Sunshine Coast Community Services ……….  (604) 885-5881
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC ……….  (250) 480-7387

Manitoba
211 Manitoba ……….  2-1-1
Community Service Delivery Division ……….  (204) 945-3137
John Howard Society of Manitoba ……….  (204) 775-1514
Manitoba Community Services Council ……….  (204) 940-4450

New Brunswick
Community Services Department ……….  (506) 432-4573
Human Development Council ……….  (506) 634-1673
John Howard Society of New Brunswick Saint John Branch ………. (506) 657-5547
New Brunswick 211 ……….  2-1-1
New Brunswick Social Development Office ………. 1-866-441-4245

Newfoundland and Labrador
Community Food Sharing Association ………. (709) 722-0130
Community Sector Council ……….  (709) 753-9860
John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador ………. (709) 726-5500

Northwest Territories
Hay River Health and Social Services Authority ……….  (867) 874-7201
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Yellowknife Region ……….  (867) 873-7224
Tlicho Community Services Agency ……….  (867) 392-3000
Yellowknife Community Foundation  ………. (867) 446-4527

Nova Scotia
2-1-1 Nova Scotia ……….  2-1-1
Department of Community Services ……….  1-877-424-1177
John Howard Society of Nova Scotia ……….  (902) 429-6429  

Nunavut
211 Nunavut ……….  2-1-1
Building Nunavut……….  (867) 975-5471
Department of Community and Government Services  ………. (867) 975-5400
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation  ………. (867) 777-7000
Nunatsiavut Government  ……….  (709) 922-2942
Kivalliq Inuit Association ……….  (867) 645-5725
Qikiqtani Inuit Association ……….  (867) 975-8400

Ontario
2-1-1 Ontario  ………. 2-1-1
Community Support Services
LOFT
Ontario Community Support Association
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Prince Edward Island
Community Foundation Of Prince Edward Island ……….  (902) 892-3440
Department of Family and Human Services  ………. 1-866-594-3777
John Howard Society PEI ……….  (902) 566-5425
Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI ……….  (902) 626-2882
Women’s Network PEI   ……….  (902) 368-5040

Québec
CCS Community Services ………. (514) 937-5351
John Howard Society of Quebec ……….  (514) 937-5351
Listuguj Community Social Services ……….  (418) 788-3039
Quebec 211  ……….  2-1-1
Quebec Community Groups Network ……….  (514) 868-9044

Saskatchewan
CNIB ……….  1-800-563-2642
John Howard Society of Saskatchewan ……….  (306) 757-6657
Ministry of Social Services ………. 1-866-221-5200
Saskatchewan 211 ……….  2-1-1

Yukon
Adult Community Services………. (867) 393-6278
Association of Yukon Communities……….  (867) 668-4388
Council of Yukon First Nations  ……….  (867) 393-9200
Department of Community Services ……….  1-800-661-0408
Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council ……….  (867) 667-6162


No matter what your needs may be, or how you choose to interact with your community, there are national community services and programs always available to you.

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