Franco-Ontarians with French accents in their names can finally have their moniker correctly spelled on their health card as Ontario now offers the option of using French-language characters like accents.
The province said it is part of a plan to make French characters available on all identification issued by the Ontario government. French characters are also available for driver’s licences and photo cards.
“We are supporting Ontario’s Francophone community and improving their experience when accessing vital government services throughout the province, including health care,” said Sylvia Jones, deputy premier and minister of Health.
To change your identification, you can visit any ServiceOntario location to request a replacement health card with the French characters included. There is no charge for making the change. You will be required to show proper supporting identification documents.