Program Types: Community-Led, Drop-in, Legal Initiatives,
The ID Clinic happens on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
The PAID program works to help individuals who do not have a permanent address.
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
Neighbourhood Link Support Services is a non-profit support service agency working to help newcomers, youth, unemployed, seniors and the marginally housed, primarily in the east Toronto community to live independently and with dignity. Since 1975, with the assistance of our staff and over 600 volunteers, we have been helping more than 11,000 people annually.