Home and community

Information for families on major life events and care options, including marriage, births and child care. Also includes planning resources for municipalities.

Births, deaths, marriages and care

Getting married

How to get a marriage licence or certificate and how to change your name.

Death and bereavement

Learn about what to do after a loved one dies.

Register a birth

Register a baby under the age of 1 and apply for a birth certificate, a social insurance number and Canada child benefits.

Birth certificates

Get a copy of an Ontario birth certificate online.

Licenced child care

Search an online directory of licensed child care programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Child benefit

Learn about financial support for low-income families with children under 18 years old.

Poverty Reduction Strategy

Find out about programs and services that work to break the cycle of poverty and support vulnerable families.



Change your address

How to update your Ontario ID cards when you change your home address.


Information on tenant protection, housing market statistics and affordable housing.

Consumer rights

Learn about your consumer rights when you buy a home, hire a mover, start a renovation, and more.

Condo Guide

What to know before you buy a condo, including your rights and responsibilities as a condo owner.

Tax credits and benefits

Benefit and tax credit programs related to housing.



Ontario Building Code

Learn more about the building code, including qualification and registration, available training, dispute resolution, recent code developments and more.

Land use planning

Tools that can help support local planning and economic development for municipalities.

Land registration

Register, store and manage deeds, mortgages and plans of survey at 1 of Ontario's 54 Land Registry Offices.

Infrastructure projects

Search infrastructure projects across the province, including new or improved roads and bridges, schools, hospitals and community centres.



The names of all 444 Ontario municipalities.

Programs and services for municipalities

Programs and services for municipalities provided by the Government of Ontario.


Ministry of Community and Social Services

Oversees social assistance in the province while providing community and developmental services for Ontarians.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Oversees the creation and maintenance of safe, strong and sustainable communities with prosperous economies and a range of housing choices.