Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 17: Language and Culture (13-17)

Nova Scotia

July 4, 2019

Beginning July 9, name change fees will be waived for residential school survivors and their families who want to reclaim names that were changed by the residential school system. Once the legal change of name is complete, fees to change a name on a driver’s licence and a government issued photo ID will also be waived. There is no fee to update a Health Card. Currently, the fee to change a name is $165.70 and an additional $24.95 for each family member. The fee for a long form birth certificate is $39.90. The fees will be waived for five years until July 2024.