Ontario Introduces French Accents on Health Cards

Friday, August 5, 2022

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. If you have a French name you may now visit a ServiceOntario location with the required supporting identification documents to request a free replacement health card displaying your name with French language characters, including the correct accents.

In September 2020, Ontario added French language characters to Ontario driver’s licence cards and Ontario Photo Cards. With French language characters now available for health cards, Francophone residents of Ontario will now be able to have their names accurately reflected on the most commonly used government ID cards.