How to Search

Enter your location

On the home page, type your postal code, street address or name of your community into the box that says “Enter Location”. Suggestions will appear as you type. You can also click the arrow in the gray box to the left of the words “Enter Location” and your location will be automatically entered.

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

Getting Results

Once you’ve entered in your location and topic and have hit the “Search” button, 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 “New 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 on the agency link. This will display brief details about the service you’re interested in. To see more, click the “Listing Details” button.
  • Map view
    In map view, 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 marker, a box will pop up, then click the organization name (in red), and a page with all their information will open.