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Retrieved from the internet by MadelineB on 10/6/2012
http://www.ontario.ca/en/services_for_residents/ONT05_040622.html


Changing Your Sex Designation on your Birth Registration and Birth Certificate

To change your sex designation you will need:

  • An Application for a Change of Sex Designation on a Birth Registration.
  • A Statutory Declaration by a Person for a Change of Sex Designation on a Birth Registration.
  • A Letter signed by a practising physician or a psychologist (including a psychological associate) authorized to practise in Canada that includes the statements necessary to support your request (see cover sheet for instructions).
  • All previously issued birth certificates and certified copies of your birth registration.
  • An application form for a birth certificate.
Alternative evidence to the required letter as detailed on the application form may be acceptable.

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I couldn't find any announcements or news stories on this change; the government's website was updated 6 months after the courts gave the government six months to update their policy. -MadelineB

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Re: Ontario Now Enables Birth Certificate Gender Change Without Surgery
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 10:22:34 pm »
Cool. Ontario continues to lead the way on LGBT rights in Canada.

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Re: Ontario Now Enables Birth Certificate Gender Change Without Surgery
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 01:12:47 am »
Canada beats us once again.  ;)
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Re: Ontario Now Enables Birth Certificate Gender Change Without Surgery
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 04:24:19 pm »
Can't wait to try this from abroad and see how well it works as I'm a UK resident now.  The out-of-country criteria is pretty straight forward but is still subject to the discreation of the registrar general's office.  Worse case, when I'm back in Ontario around xmas I'll get an Ontario doctor to sort out the documentation (if they don't like my GP, my psych and my therpist here all writing letters to the same effect as the one I'd be getting from an Ontario doctor).

It'll also be fun to get the statutory declaration signed by a Canadian commissioner of oaths down at the embassy given I don't entirely match one of: A) my ID to get through security at the embassy or B) my boy mode gender presentation while declaring I'm a woman but just in boy mode today so I can get into the building to have this declaration notarised by someone the Ontario gov't recognises. Hmm. Will inform.

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Transgender people born in Ontario can change birth-certificate gender without surgery, province says
Canadian Press
Published: Oct 12, 2012 1:36 PM ET | Last Updated: Oct 12, 2012 1:46 PM ET


http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/12/transgender-people-in-ontario-can-change-birth-certificate-gender-without-surgery-province-says/


Trans Lobby Group chair Susan Gapka, seen above in a 2011 file photo (PHOTO:Matthew Sherwood for National Post)

People who live as the opposite sex in Ontario can now change their gender on their birth certificates without first undergoing sex-change surgery.

New rules that have recently come into effect allow transgender people born in the province to apply to have the document amended by submitting a letter from a practicing physician or a psychologist.

Susan Gapka, chair of the Trans Lobby Group, hailed the change as a crucial step for the transgender community in having their gender identity recognized.

“We’re going to celebrate this victory — because it is a victory, it’s a giant leap forward,” she said.

“Trans people’s identification will more easily match their presentation to the public.”

It stems from a ruling by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario this April in the case of a born-male woman known as XY.

The tribunal found the legislation requiring proof of “transsexual surgery” to alter birth documents to be discriminatory.
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