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Old 12-09-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Thanks, Acajack for your reply.

My next questions for those with kids are:

1. Our daughter is 4 and attends JK in English in Toronto. Would it be harder or easier now at this age to start attending French schools considering none of us speak French to assist her?

2. Where to start on finding a family doctor in Aylmer/Gatineau. I've read the general discussions and useful info. But am not sure where exactly to start on locating a family doctor? Is there a list to contact from? Can the regular immunizations be done in hospitals and not necessarily in doctors offices?

We welcome any thoughts/experiences.

m2h71
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Thanks, Acajack for your reply.

My next questions for those with kids are:

1. Our daughter is 4 and attends JK in English in Toronto. Would it be harder or easier now at this age to start attending French schools considering none of us speak French to assist her?
Your child is young and they do have some special catch-up classes for kids who cannot already speak French. She would probably do fine.

Keep in mind though that if she goes to French school all communications with parents are in French (notes, report cards, etc.).

Also, if your child started English school in Toronto then she might be eligible to attend English schools in Quebec. Had she not started school in English in Ontario already she would have to go to French and would not have the option.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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2. Where to start on finding a family doctor in Aylmer/Gatineau. I've read the general discussions and useful info. But am not sure where exactly to start on locating a family doctor? Is there a list to contact from? Can the regular immunizations be done in hospitals and not necessarily in doctors offices?

We welcome any thoughts/experiences.

m2h71
Very tough. Places called CLSC (Centre local de santé communautaire) have waiting lists to get a family doctor. You have to sign up for it with them. There is a CLSC in each part of the city.

You probably need a Quebec health card number before signing up for the list though.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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2. Where to start on finding a family doctor in Aylmer/Gatineau. I've read the general discussions and useful info. But am not sure where exactly to start on locating a family doctor? Is there a list to contact from? Can the regular immunizations be done in hospitals and not necessarily in doctors offices?

We welcome any thoughts/experiences.

m2h71
When I lived in Aylmer I had my doctor in Ottawa... who accepted
the Quebec medical card. There was a form I needed to complete
for each visit.

Active Care Clinic location in Kanata was the location. If you walk
in without a doc... you may just find one there willing to accept you
as a regular patient.

You can also use the search below...

All Doctors Search | Doctor Search | College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

...but I'm not sure how up to date their lists are with respect
to doctors accepting new patients.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Acajack and Paul56,
Belated thanks to your replies. I was not able to visit the forum until now and just saw your helpful replies.
Happy holidays.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Aylmer
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Also a great way to interact with other local Aylmerites.

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Old 01-25-2017, 12:35 AM
 
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Hi,
so did u move? and how do you find it?
Any advice / tips? As i am in the same boat, except that i am a single dad with 2 toddlers.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Hey everyone!
I've lived in Montreal for the past 9 years and I'm getting sick of it...its big, dirty, people are stressed out, etc.

I've visited Ottawa last week end and I just loved it!
I'm looking at the avergage cost to rent an apartment. Do you think it cost more than in Montreal? If its more, than are the apartments better? Does it cost less in Gatineau than Ottawa? What about the general cost of living?

I'm married and I have a 4 year old son. We are french speaking, but I'm billingual (not the best, but ok, I guess...) how are the schools (both english and french) Is it like in Montreal where in some neighborhood its good and some very bad?? I must admit that one of the reason I'm thinking about moving to Ottawa is the school system in Montreal...

Its really sudden for me to think about Ottawa and I'm a bit idealistic I guess.. so any information is more than welcome!

I myself am from Montreal in the north end. Been living here far too long and need a major change in atmosphere. I also am seriously thinking of moving to live in Gatineau, Hull, Ottawa area. I've visited a few times for vacation and I loved it, the summers are gorgeous. Really need a change. Can anyone offer some suggestions about best places to live as a bachelor eh? lmao
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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Glad you enjoyed your visit. If you end up making the move and start looking at English schools on the Ottawa side, go for the Catholic school board. Avoid the public school board.
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