Other than on Government ID, where else might I want to update my name or sex marker designation?
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The situations in which you choose to change your gender marker or name are completely personal. No one is specifically required to change their name or gender marker in all or even any spaces. This list has been compiled for your convenience if you would like to change your name and gender marker as comprehensively as possible.
The following are businesses and community organizations which may have record of your name and need updating:
- Bank(s) or other financial institutions, for private banking and/or credit cards, line of credit etc.
- Anywhere on the internet which has credit card information (ex. online shopping sites, PayPal)
- Any recurring bills you pay, such as credit cards, car lease, cell phone bill, personal insurance, etc.
- ODSP/OW/EI and any associated case workers
- School or University, including past schools/universit(ie)s in order to obtain correct transcripts
- Student Loans/Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
- Public library, or other libraries and archives (example: University libraries, Library and Archives Canada, local archival membership, etc.)
- Internet, telephone, and home phone provider
- Any utility services (gas, water, hydro, electricity, etc.)
- Land titles or deeds
- Water heater rental company
- Your landlord, or the person you pay rent to
- Place of work
- Insurance provided through place of work
- Any other insurance (life, home, auto, etc.)
- Metro or other public transit pass, if your name is visible
- Volunteering commitments, especially those requiring a Police Records Check
- Sports clubs or teams to which you have membership
- Community centres
- Counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or any other mental health professional
- Social worker
- Rewards or points programs through businesses you frequent (ex. grocery store points card, Air Miles card, Pharmacy points card)
- Subscription services (Netflix, newspapers, subscription boxes through the mail, etc.)
- Job records and professional records
- Records through any professional licensing body, college or professional association you belong to
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Elections Canada
- Ontario Correctional Services or Corrections Canada
- The will/testament of loved ones (not required, but helpful)