Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

Special greetings & certificates

Representatives of the different levels and branches of government will send special congratulatory greetings and/or certificates to people celebrating significant birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or other events. Click the orange arrow for more information.

If you or someone you know will soon be celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, or commemorating a special event, you can request special greetings by sending an e-mail to my office.

NOTE: The recipient or requestor must live in the riding, and scroll requests will only be processed if the recipient is a resident of Ontario.

Here is the criteria:

The Queen will send a congratulatory letter on:

  • a 60th wedding anniversary and all subsequent anniversaries; or
  • a 100th birthday and all subsequent birthdays.

Requests for greetings from the Queen must be submitted at least eight weeks in advance. 

The Governor-General will send a congratulatory letter on:

  • a 50th wedding anniversary and all subsequent anniversaries in 5 year intervals; or
  • a 90th birthday and all subsequent birthdays in 5 year intervals.

Requests for the Governor-General’s greetings must be submitted at least eight weeks in advance.

The Prime Minister of Canada will send a congratulatory letter on:

  • a 25th wedding anniversary and all subsequent anniversaries in 5 year intervals; or
  • a 65th birthday and all subsequent birthdays in 5 year intervals.
  • a 100th birthday and all subsequent birthdays.

Requests for the Prime Minister’s greetings must be submitted at least six weeks in advance.

The Premier of Ontario will send a congratulatory letter on:

  • a 40th wedding anniversary and all subsequent anniversaries; or
  • an 80th birthday and all subsequent birthdays.

Requests for the Premier’s greetings must be submitted at least two (2) months in advance.  Please note that congratulatory letters will not be issued more than once every five (5) years.

Your Member of Provincial Parliament, will send a congratulatory letter on:

  • Any birthday or wedding anniversary; or
  • Any celebratory occasion.

Requests for the MPP's greetings must be submitted as early as possible.