Parent Central was formed in partnership between the Ministry of Education, Early Years Branch and 211 Saskatchewan (an initiative of United Way). Funding for Parent Central was provided by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
Parent Central is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to information, resources and programs by telephone, text, or web chat, plus a searchable website.
In addition to searching on Parent Central, individuals can call 2-1-1, text 2-1-1 or go online to chat with trained professionals to help find and navigate services they need. This access to community, health and government services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Over 175 languages, including 17 Indigenous languages, are available over the phone.
To be the provider of real time Early Years information and referral in Saskatchewan.
To strengthen communities and families by effectively connecting people with appropriate information and services that support their needs.
Inclusivity and diversity – service for all while respecting unique communities.
Partnership with human service providers at all levels.
Innovation – continually looking for new ways to connect people with their communities.