Directeur de l'état civil
Every birth that takes place in Québec must be declared to the Directeur de l'état civil. The Directeur de l’état civil draws up the act of birth and record the birth in the Québec register of civil status. The act of birth is drawn up using
The Declaration of Birth is also used to establish the child's identity and filiation, meaning his or her legal relationship with the parents.
Simplified Access to Birth-Related Government Programs and Services When parents fill out the Declaration of Birth, they may also fill out The Application for Simplified Access to Birth-Related Government Programs and Services. In that case, the Directeur de l'état civil will take charge of sending the birth-related information to the following:
Using this service means that when parents contact these government departments or organizations to take advantage of program or services, they will not have to provide proof of birth. In addition, they won't be required to take any other steps, including steps to:
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