February 22, 2007
Media Release

York Region releases the 2007 YorkLink Directory

Directory provides information to help people easily find local community services
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York released the 2007 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.
“YorkLink is used by libraries, child care providers, teachers, community agencies and many others to help residents across York Region find a wide range of important community supports,” said Bill Fisch, York Regional Chair and CEO.  “Now in its eighth year, YorkLink will continue to successfully provide easily accessible information to people across the Region.”
The 2007 edition of YorkLink contains the same detailed index that was introduced in the 2006 edition, and also features the return of the service category listing.  This at-a-glance listing categorizes agencies into 28 areas of service and allows you to quickly scan the list to find the agency you are looking for.
“As York Region’s population grows even more, YorkLink plays an increasingly valuable role in linking people to services and supports in their community,” said Town of Richmond Hill Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg, Chair of the Region’s Community Services and Housing Committee.  “We will make YorkLink as widely available as possible across the Region.”
Translation services are available to meet the needs of York Region’s culturally diverse population.  To help people who do not read English find what they are looking for, YorkLink includes translation assistance in many languages spoken in the Region.  Translation assistance is provided in Arabic, Cantonese/Mandarin, Farsi, French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese. Translation assistance is available by calling 1-877-263-6867.
YorkLink is available online through the York Region website 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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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone: (905) 830-4444 Ext. 1238, (416) 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
 Cell Phone: (905) 251-6413  Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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