News from Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
The Government of Ontario website provides information to residents, businesses and visitors to Ontario. The site features information on Ontario government services and programs.
To access Ontario services visit Service Ontario at https://www.ontario.ca/page/serviceontario
ServiceOntario provides online access to the following government services:
- Plate sticker renewal
- Driver’s licence renewal
- Vehicle registration: plate/permit
- Driver records
- New drivers: get a licence
- Buy or sell a used vehicle
- Exchange a driver’s licence
- Enhanced driver’s licence
- Personalized licence plates
- Vehicle records
- Accessible parking permit
- Health card renewal, replacement and cancellation
- Switch to a photo health card
- First-time health card
- Organ and tissue donation
- Change your address
- Change your name
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Ontario Photo Card
- Newborn baby registration
- Death certificate
Legislation includes rent control of private rental units occupied on or after November 1, 1991, and protection from abuse of the "landlord's own use" provision.
Pilots will start in late spring in Hamilton, including Brantford and Brant County, and in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. The third pilot will start by this fall in Lindsay.
The Government of Ontario has introduced measures aimed at helping more people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters, and bring stability to the real estate market.
Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible to receive the legal services they need, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Ontario Government is increasing the general minimum wage to $11.60 this fall.
Starting this summer, Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with a 25% break, and people with low incomes and those in eligible rural communities would get greater reductions.
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would, if passed, increase protection both for survivors and for those at risk of human trafficking.
The plan aims to resolve criminal cases faster and make more supports and supervision available to vulnerable, low-risk individuals who come in contact with the law.
Provincial Government Expanding Bail Programs, Hiring More Prosecutors and Staff in Southwestern Ontario
The Ontario government is implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in southwestern Ontario.
The goal is to speed up the resolution of criminal cases and making more supports and supervision available to vulnerable, low-risk individuals who come in contact with the law.
Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, include strengthening and reinforcing Ontario's zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional.
The provincial government is providing Innocence Canada with $825,000 to help sustain the organization's operations.
When: January 2017
Where: Cities across Ontario - see the link for dates and locations
In-person meetings are taking place across Ontario through January 31. You can attend a meeting or participate in other ways - see the link for more information.
The Government of Ontario has announced that Marian Jacko will serve as Ontario's new Children's Lawyer as of November 28, 2016.
Bill 28 recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.
Ontario Government Launches Service for Reporting Abuse and Neglect of People with Developmental Disabilities
People can access ReportON by calling 1-800-575-2222 or emailing reportONdisability@ontario.ca. For text telephone (TTY): 416-916-0549 or Toll Free 1-844-309-1025.
The Ontario Government is seeking public input to help inform the design of a basic income pilot, a new approach to providing income security.
Penalties include fines, suspensions, vehicle impoundment, mandatory education or treatment programs, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on a vehicle.
The Ontario Government is raising the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016.
The legislation would end the legal uncertainty faced by Ontario parents who conceive their children using assisted reproduction.