For an explanation of this process and more valuable information about civil registration, see the page on the Archive of Ontario site about Ontario Vital Statistics (linked in the Related Resources section below). Many civil registration records can also be searched online (e.g. using Ancestry Library Edition, FamilySearch or other databases). To learn more about these, check out the pages on Birth, Marriage and Death, linked below in the See Also section.
The index books and registrations for the 1918 births, 1933 marriages and 1943 deaths are closed for digitization, but will be available in the Spring of 2016. At that time, the index books and registrations for the 1919 births, 1934 marriages and 1944 deaths will close for digitization.
An overview of the kinds of records valuable for family history research that are held at the Archives of Ontario.