February 16, 2006

York Region releases the 2006 YorkLink Directory


Increased functionality makes it easier for the user to access vital information


NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York released the 2006 edition of its community services directory at Regional Council today. YorkLink: A Community Services Directory provides comprehensive information on over 700 community service providers and related government agencies in York Region.


“The Region is constantly growing and changing, which is why the YorkLink Directory is such an important resource,” said Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch.  “Through YorkLink, everyone can easily find information about a wide range of community services.”


The 2006 edition of YorkLink contains a new index which has been expanded to include more subject entries.  For the online version, the keyword search function has also been improved to make it broader. Community services are now quicker and easier to find than ever before.


“The YorkLink Directory has made community services information more accessible by expanding the index, adding three languages to the translation service, and enhancing the online keyword search,” said Town of Newmarket Mayor Tom Taylor, Chair of the Region’s Community Services and Housing Committee.  “These enhancements make it easier for the user to find vital information faster.”


YorkLink is available online through the York Region Web site at www.york.ca  A printed copy is available free of charge by calling (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 2151, or by emailing yorklink@york.ca

In addition, the YorkLink Directory is now available in an accessible .pdf format for people with visual disabilities.


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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca


Media Contact:        Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  (905) 830-4444 Ext. 1238,

                                              (416) 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675

                                 After hours pager: (905) 830-3302

                                 Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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