Government

Learn about the government services available to you and how government works.

Services for residents

Access government services and products from ServiceOntario, including birth certificates, driver's licences and health cards.

Services for businesses

Information and services to help you start or run a business in Ontario.

Forms | Publications


Open Government

Learn how we're creating a more transparent, accessible government for Ontarians.

Ontario open data

As a part of the Open Government Initiative, Ontario is releasing statistics and data to the public. Bcontainer_12se our open data catalogue to download machine-readable data covering government expenses, healthcare, provincial demographics and more.


How government works

History of government

How the Ontario government is organized and how it works.

Doing business with the government

How to do business with us and other public sector organizations.

Accountability rules

Learn about accountability rules for public officials. Includes travel, meal and hospitality expenses.

Government ministries

Learn about the roles and responsibilities of Ontario's ministries and read about their ministers.

Government agencies

Ontario has over 560 agencies, boards, commissions, councils, authorities and foundations.

Contact your MPP

Contact information for members of provincial parliament.


The public service

About the OPS

Information about the Ontario public service, the organization that provides government services to you.

Telephone directory

Find government phone numbers. You can search by name, title, organization and more.