How do I obtain a Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate or Death Certificate?
Applications for birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates are available in online (click here) or in my Constituency Office.
Applications can be received and submitted by fax, provided the applicant is making payment by VISA, AMEX or MasterCard.
Lost and Found
If your birth certificate or any other Ontario government-issued document is lost or stolen contact the issuing authority immediately so the document can be cancelled.
If you find a lost certificate issued by the Government of Ontario please return it to:
Office of the Registrar General
P.O. Box 4600
189 Red River Road, 3rd Floor
Thunder Bay ON P7B 6L8
In Toronto 416-325-8305
Toll-free Outside Toronto 1-800-461-2156
Fax: (807) 343-7459
How do I get a Health Card?
An eligible resident of Ontario must have a health card to show that he or she is to be entitled to health care services paid for by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. If you have never had an Ontario health card, you must apply through ServiceOntario to get a photo health card.
A visit to a ServiceOntario centre is required to resume Ontario health coverage.
1. Complete a registration for health coverage form.
2. Provide three original documents, one from each list.
3. Go in person to your nearest ServiceOntario centre.
You can find more information on Health Issues at:
Who do I contact about issues with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)?
Non-union employees can contact the Office of the Worker Adviser:
Tel: 1-800-435-8980 (Service in English)
1-800-661-6365 (Service in French)
How do I recommend an outstanding volunteer for Provincial Recognition?
The Ontario Government recognises volunteers from all sectors through the following programmes:
- Volunteer Service Awards (VSA) – in recognition of continuous years of service with a community organisation. Deadline: January 25th
- June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award (JCOAA) – awarded for superlative volunteer work undertaken by individuals, groups or business. Deadline: December 5th
- Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers (OMYV) - presented to outstanding young volunteers between the ages of 15 and 24. Deadline: January 31stFor more information and nomination forms on each programme visit the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website at www.ontario.ca/honoursandawards.
Ontario’s social assistance programs help residents of Ontario who are in financial need. There are two different social assistance programs:
- Ontario Works provides income and employment support to people who are in temporary financial need.
136 Bayfield Street
Tel: (705) 722-3132
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Ontario Disability Support Program provides income and employment supports to people with disabilities. This program is delivered directly by the ministry.
Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ontario Disability Support Program
Income and Employment Supports
34 Simcoe Street
Barrie ON L4N 6T4
Tel: (705) 737-1311
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
How do I renew a Driver’s Licence?
Drivers who do not require a test but require a photo will receive a postcard notice in the mail reminding them it’s time to renew their driver’s licence. This postcard notice replaces the existing Driver’s Licence Renewal Application. However, drivers who do not require a photo OR require testing to renew OR are required to renew their plate sticker (validation) at the same time, will continue to receive the Driver’s Licence Renewal Application.
You can find more information on Driving Licence Issues at:
How can I find a doctor?
You can sign up for Health Care Connect if you do not already have a family doctor. Health Care Connect helps Ontarians who are without a family health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) to find one. People without a family health care provider are referred to a family doctor or a nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in their community.
Find out more about the program
Here are some additional resources to help you access health care services in Ontario:
- Your Health Care Options website http://www.ontario.ca/healthcareoptions
- Service Ontario INFO line 1-866-532-3161
How can I petition the Ontario Government?
A petition is a request that the Legislative Assembly of Ontario take some specific action to redress a public grievance. The action requested must be within the scope of jurisdiction of the Legislative Assembly, and the request must be clear, temperate, proper and respectful.
It is the responsibility of the petitioner(s) to arrange for a Member of the Legislative Assembly to present a petition. Any Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, other than a Cabinet Minister or the Speaker of the House may present a petition.
Petitioners must be residents of the Province of Ontario; it is acceptable for petitioners to be under the age of majority.
A petition must contain original signatures only, written directly on the face of the petition.
Each person petitioning the Legislative Assembly must print his or her name and address and sign his or her name under the text of the petition.
Dial 211 is the information and referral service that provides the people of Ontario with reliable information on community and social services. When you dial the 211 hotline, you are connected with a Certified Information and Referral Specialist who has been trained to assess your needs, answer your questions accurately, and advise you about the services and programs that are best for you and your loved ones.