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Ontario Introduces French Accents on Health Cards

To better serve the Francophone community, the Ontario government is now offering the option of French language characters, such as accents (e.g. ç, è, é, ê, ë), on Ontario health cards. This is another step forward in the province’s plan to make French characters available on all Ontario government identification.

Ontarians with French names may now visit a ServiceOntario location with the required supporting identification documents to request a free replacement health card displaying their name with French language characters, including accents.

News Release:

English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1002215/ontario-introduces-french-accents-on-health-cards
French: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1002215/lontario-introduit-les-accents-francais-sur-les-cartes-sante