VM Connects

Community Information & Referral

Information and Referral is the art, science and practice of bringing people and services together.

When people need to know where and how to access a service, it can be difficult to know where to start. These services range broadly from housing and senior resources, all the way to information on what to do during wildfires and natural disasters. I & R Specialists work as community curators and navigators to connect up-to-date information to those in need.

Every day, thousands of people get help quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of I & R services.


211 Manitoba

211 Manitoba is a searchable online database of government, health, and social services that are available across the province. This service helps Manitobans who are looking to find the right community or social resource but don't know where to start. 211 Manitoba also makes it easy for service providers and first responders to direct others to the right resource.

Services are grouped together into categories that include food and clothing, housing and homelessness, health, mental health, employment, newcomers, children and parenting, and youth.

211 Manitoba is a partnership between United Way Winnipeg and Volunteer Manitoba. Development is further enhanced by a province-wide advisory committee, the Province of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, United Ways in Manitoba, 211 Canada, and our funding partners and donors.