Identification (ID) Services
Getting and keeping identification is difficult for those who are on the street or in the shelter system. Theft and lacking a secure place to store ID mean clients often have no identification.
The Identification Service helps people obtain an Ontario Health Card and, when necessary, apply for a birth certificate or proof of legal status. These documents then support application for a social insurance number.
Access to ID
Street Health’s ID Team assists people obtain Identification that has been misplaced or stolen through our access to ID program.
- Canadian birth certificates (all provinces and territories)
- Verification of status or record of landing (for clients born outside of Canada)
- Ontario Health Card
- Ontario Photo ID
- Marriage certificate
- Death certificate
The ID Team doesn’t assist with:
- Driver’s License
- Permanent residence card
- Citizenship Card
Clients who lack secure housing or rely on the emergency shelter system often resort to sleeping on the streets. It is extremely difficult to find a secure place to store identification.
Street Health’s ID Safe provides secure storage for ID documents as well as an address for mail delivery. Over 500 individuals use Street Health’s address so they have a secure location for correspondence when applying for housing, receiving social assistance, looking for employment, etc.
ID Safe is located at 338 Dundas Street East.
Do you have a question about Street Health’s Identification or ID Safe (storage) services? Please complete and submit the form below to receive more information.