How to Search

Where are you looking?

In the first box, type the area that you wish to search. You can use a postal code, a street address or the name of a community. Suggestions will appear as you type. You can also click the arrow to use your device’s location.

How do you want to search?

You have two options:

  • Keyword Search
    Type in what you are looking for. You can enter a type of service (for example food banks or youth employment), an agency or a program name (such as Red Cross), or any sort of keyword or short phrase. Suggestions will appear as you type. Press Enter or click the Search button to continue.
  • Topic Search
    Choose from the type of service you are looking for and a list of topics will appear. Click on the name of the topic to start a search or click the “Return to Topics” link to return to the previous screen.

Customize your search (Optional)

Click on Search Options to set the size of your search area and how you would like the results sorted.

  • Best Match
    Sort results based on a collection of factors (e.g. keyword/phrase matches, distance). Best Match doesn’t always put the closest results first.
  • Proximity
    Sort results only by distance from your search location to the search result’s location.
  • Alphabetical
    Sort results by the name of the agency.

Getting Results

You have two options for seeing the results of your search. At any time, you can switch between them using the List and Map buttons at the top of the page. Click the Search button to start over.

Want to see more? Click the Load More button at the bottom of the page.

  • List view
    If you want to see information about a record, click the Show More button. This will display brief details about the service you’re interested in. To see more, click the Listing Details button.
  • Map view
    Here you can see the results of your search displayed on a map. Drag the map with your mouse or finger to look around. You can zoom in and out using the + and – buttons. To learn about a service, click the red place markers. If you want more information, click the name at the top of the box.