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PAID workers helping people apply for identification
Without identification, accessing housing, health care, financial assistance, food banks, and a job is out of reach. Our Partners for Access and Identification (PAID) program helps people who are homeless apply for identification like health cards and birth certificates. With many clinics across the city each day, PAID is easily accessible for people who are living on the street, in shelters, or in encampments.
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Locations and Times
PAID has clinics in 40 different locations across the city every month. See the Calendar for locations and times.

PAID can help with the following types of identification:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate (Wallet size)

  • Verification of Status (Record of Landing)

  • Birth Registration

  • Ontario Health Card and 

  • Ontario Photo ID Card  


  • Can PAID help with all types of identification?

    Unfortunately, we can't help with the following types of identification:

    • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
    • Canadian Citizenship Card
    • Foreign Birth Certificates
    • Canadian or Foreign Passport
    • Ontario Driver Licence
    • Ontario Photo ID Card