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Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Has responsibility for fulfilling the federal government’s obligations & commitments to First Nations, Inuit & Métis. 

Record #: MET0138 Last Full Update: 02 May 2019
Alternate Name Certificates of Indian Status (Status Cards) ; INAC ; Indigenous Services Canada ; Inuit Affairs ; Status Cards
Former Name Canada. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (2015) ; Canada. Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Ontario Regional Office (2000) ; Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2011) ; Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (2017)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
655 Bay St E, 3rd Flr
Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
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Intersection Bay St and Dundas St W
Mailing Address 655 Bay St, Suite 700 
Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Green parking close to the entrance
Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides information on services on reserves such as education, housing, community infrastructure and social support * administers the "Indian Act" * provides registration services and information on Treaty and Status rights * Certificates of Indian Status (Status Cards)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm * Certificates of Indian Status -- call ahead 416-973-7517
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Aboriginal people including First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Northerners
Application Call Client Service Representative for details * application form available online
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Categorical Program Administrative Units ~ Indigenous Peoples Issues ; First Nations Status Registration
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-973-5282
Toll Free Phone 1-800-567-9604
TTY Phone 1-866-553-0554
Fax 416-954-4326 ; 1-866-817-3977
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Primary Executive Ms Artheiga Thayanandasothy, Acting Senior Executive Assistant; Phone: 416-954-3223