Someone in Attawapiskat kindly provided me with this info so I could enlighten you to some of the everyday challenges they face and that we take for granted!!
I have changed the name and address to protect their identity but READ THIS!
MTO usually requires your birth certificate, picture ID and one
document with an address.
First of all, Attawapiskat doesn’t have house numbers nor
street numbers – people know everyone and it was never an issue
until you are asked for an address when you’re down south.
(Changed the address to protect identity but not by much but since everyone is sending letters I think it's out there already but I am trying)
address on my drivers license says P.O. Box ### Reserve ##,
Attawapiskat, Ontario P0L 1A0.
As for your birth certificate, either
apply on line or by mail. Many people don’t have a credit card.
Another problem in our community – no bank! They need a bank,
Northern is the only place to cash your cheque but edeposit is
The nearest bank is in Moosonee. OK once you have three
pieces required by MTO – but remember everything has to match.
For example- (name changed)
Suzy Marie Smith on birth certificate but Suzy Marie Jones on
your Status card – MTO will ask you why your names are different
and you have to provide a marriage certificate – explaining why you
changed my name!
February is the only time you can get your G1 in
Moosonee – One of the visits by MTO.
Get in your truck in
Attawapiskat and drive on the winter ice road for 245km.
In order to
go into the town of Moosonee – your truck needs to registration,
your insurance and license.
You have to get this entire paperwork
done down south – register the vehicle, buy insurance (our broker
is in Timmins).
Most people’s vehicles are not registered or
No mechanic, no garages, no Service Ontario.
If you miss
one of the documents needed and you have to wait whole year to try to
do your written part of your driver’s license.
Another thing with
MTO – you need your debit card, visa or cheque – no cash is
PHEW! You won’t see any young people try for their driver’s
license – it’s just too hard to get!
Getting your birth
certificate is the hardest part.