Lieutenant Governor envelopes

 Birthday and anniversary greetings

If someone in your family is celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary, you may wish to request greetings for the occasion. To receive greetings from several sources, contact the office of your local MP or MPP to have orders placed on your behalf. To request a greeting from a single source, follow the guidelines below.​​​​

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Eligible recipients​

Greetings Eligibility for Birthdays
Birthdays Who sends greetings Required documentation
100, 105 and over The Queen 8 weeks notice, birth certificate
90, 95, 100 and over Governor General of Canada 8 weeks notice
90 and over Lieutenant Gove​rnor of Ontario 3 weeks notice
65 and over Prime Minister of C​anada 6 weeks notice
80 and over Premier of Ontario 3 weeks notice
Greetings Eligibility for Anniversaries
Anniversaries Who sends greetings Required documentation
60, 65, 70, 75 and over The Queen 8 weeks notice, wedding certificate
50 and over Governor General of Canada 8 weeks notice
50 and over Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 3 weeks notice
25 and over Prime Minister of Canada 6 weeks notice
40 and over Premier of Ontario 3 weeks notice

The Queen

Since 1917 the Sovereign has sent greetings to Canadians for milestone birthdays of 100, 105 and over, and to couples celebrating 60, 65, 70, 75 or more years of marriage. Upon request, greetings are issued by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General on behalf of Her Majesty. To request a greeting from The Queen, complete the appropriate greeting form and send it to Rideau Hall. Please provide a photocopy of a birth or wedding certificate and allow eight weeks notice.​

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

The Lieutenant Governor sends greetings upon request to Ontarians celebrating birthdays of 90 years and over, and wedding anniversaries of 50 years and over. To obtain a greeting, fill out the Online Greeting Request Form. Please allow three weeks notice.

Governor General of Canada

The Governor General sends greetings upon request to Canadians celebrating birthdays of 90, 95, 100 and over, and to couples who have been married for 50 years and over. To request a greeting, complete the appropriate greeting form​ and send it to Rideau Hall. Please allow eight weeks notice.

Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister sends greetings upon request to Canadians celebrating birthdays of 65 and over, and to couples marking wedding anniversaries of 25 years and over. To obtain a greeting, complete the appropriate form and send it to the Prime Minister’s Office. Please allow six weeks notice.

Premier of Ontario

The Premier sends congratulatory certificates upon request to Ontarians celebrating birthdays of 80 years and over; couples marking wedding anniversaries of 40 years and over; and to others on a variety of milestone occasions. To arrange for a certificate, fill out the appropriate form on the Premier’s website.

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