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
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.
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.
Learn about financial support for low-income families with children under 18 years old.
Find affordable housing
Learn about programs to help you have a safe and affordable place to call home.
Find your local Service Manager
Find your local service manager to see what housing supports are available in your community.
Change your address
How to update your Ontario ID cards when you change your home address.
Learn about your consumer rights when you buy a home, hire a mover, start a renovation, and more.
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.
Renting in Ontario
Learn about your rights as a landlord or tenant in Ontario.
Rental housing enforcement unit
Learn about what is an offence under the Residential Tenancies Act and how to report one.
Learn about Ontario’s standard lease.
Residential rent increases
Learn about the rules for rent, including rent increase guidelines and resolving issues about rent control.
Renting commercial property in Ontario
Learn about commercial lease agreements, how to end a tenancy and where to get help to resolve a conflict.
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.
Register, store and manage deeds, mortgages and plans of survey at 1 of Ontario’s 54 Land Registry Offices.
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.
Learn how to get financial and employment assistance if you don’t have enough money for things like food and housing, or if you have a disability and are in financial need.
Learn about adoption, how to adopt a child, and get services and support to help you and the child you are adopting throughout the adoption process.
Indigenous children and youth
Get information about services and programs for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth.
Early child development
Learn about programs that can support your child’s growth and development from the time they’re born until they start school.
Youth in Ontario
Learn about programs, services and support to help you develop skills to achieve your goals and build your future.
Children with special needs
Get information about support for your child’s special needs related to their physical, intellectual, emotional, social, language or behavioural development.
Adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario
Learn about developmental services and find services and support for people who have a developmental disability and are older than 18.
Women’s social and economic opportunity
Promoting women’s economic independence and fighting against gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Helping to improve outcomes for children, youth, families and individuals who need support, and advancing the interests of women across Ontario.
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Working with local governments and partners across Ontario to build safe and strong urban and rural communities with dynamic local economies, a high quality of life and affordable and suitable homes for everyone.