Partners for Access and Identification (PAID) Project

Partners for Access and Identification (PAID)

This city-wide program helps vulnerable people get the identification they need to access health care, sources of income such as pensions, and other services. Because of the nature of street life, ID is often lost or stolen, and without basic ID—such as a birth certificate, health card or social insurance number—it is impossible to access basic services or find employment. We have over 40 PAID clinic sites in the GTA, and we serve approximately 8,000 homeless people annually.

Through regularly scheduled clinics throughout the city, PAID program works to help individuals who do not have a permanent address.

ID Workers can only assist clients with the following documents:

  • Birth Registration
  • Canadian Birth Certificate – wallet size
  • Record of Landing – replacements
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) Card – replacement
  • Ontario Health Card, if person does not have an address and ID

Unfortunately, ID Workers cannot assist clients who only have the following documents:

  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Foreign Birth certificates
  • Canadian or Foreign Passport
  • Ontario Driver Licence
  • Ontario Photo ID Card

The PAID clinic is at Rexdale Community Legal Clinic every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. We are located at 21 Panorama Court , Suite 2400, in the Rexdale Community Hub.

The PAID clinic is also at Albion Neighbourhood Services’ Albion Mall Location every Thursday morning from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

For more information and a list of other clinic locations and schedules click HERE.