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Gary Schellenberger, MP Perth-Wellington

Website: www.schellenberger.ca

544 Huron Street
Stratford, ON N5A 5T9
Phone: 519-273-1400
Fax: 519-273-9045
Email: schelg1@parl.gc.ca


Local Municipalities

City of Stratford
Town of St. Marys
Perth County

Wellington County

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a new or replacement birth certificate?
Our constituency office can help to expedite a new or replacement birth certificate needed urgently for reasons such as travel or employment. The Office of the Registrar General requires proof of urgency, such as plane tickets or hotel reservations. Regular processing times for birth certificates are approximately 6-8 weeks. Each person’s request is unique. For more information, please contact our constituency office.

Where can I renew or replace my OHIP card?
Click here for a fact sheet on replacing OHIP cards.

How can I obtain Power of Attorney forms?
You can find an online Power of Attorney kit at the web site for Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. Click here for more information.

Where can I find information on the Trillium Drug Program?
Click here to access information on the Trillium Drug Program, as well as an application form.

How do I register a complaint about a consumer product or service?
Ontario’s Ministry of Consumer Services has a Consumer Protection Branch that assists in resolving complaints with companies. The Consumer Protection Branch can be reached at 1-800-889-9768. Click here for further information. An Online Complaint Form is also available.

Where can I find Ontario travel information?     
You can find information on a wide variety of things to see and do in Ontario as well as travel tips, maps and weather information at the Official Website of Ontario Tourism.

Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates

Birth Certificates

Our constituency office can help to expedite a new or replacement birth certificate needed urgently for reasons such as travel or employment. The Office of the Registrar General requires proof of urgency, such as plane tickets or hotel reservations. Regular processing times for birth certificates are approximately 6-8 weeks. Each person’s request is unique. For more information, please contact our constituency office.

Click here for online Birth Certificate Application Form

Death Certificates

You may need an official death certificate or certified copy for:

  • Settling an estate
  • Insurance purposes
  • Access to/termination of government services, i.e. health card, pension, voters´ list
Click here for online Death Certificate Application Form

Marriage Certificates

You can download the Marriage Licence Application Form and bring it to your nearest municipal office.

Fill out the application and then apply for the marriage licence in person. Make sure you and your partner bring identification, such as a birth certificate (along with any change of name certificates), current passport, Record of Immigrant Landing or Canadian citizenship card and photo ID to prove your current legal name and age.

Health Cards

To apply for OHIP coverage, you must go in person to a ServiceOntario centre.

Most of your Ontario health benefits are covered across Canada. The province or territory you are visiting will usually bill the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care directly for hospital and physician services. In Quebec, you may have to pay for physician services and then submit your receipt to your local ministry office for payment.

See the Questions and Answers page for detailed information on OHIP and for the ServiceOntario centre nearest you that provides Health Card services.

Eligibility

Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage (OHIP). Generally, to be eligible for Ontario health coverage you must :

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or among one of the newcomer to Canada groups who are eligible for OHIP as set out in Ontario’s Health Insurance Act ; and
  • be physically present in Ontario for 153 days in any 12-month period; and
  • be physically present in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183 days immediately after establishing residency in the province; and
  • make your primary place of residence in Ontario.

OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario. The ministry strongly encourages new and returning residents to purchase private health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period.