Category: Wellbeing and Living in Ottawa

Getting Rid of Lice


You never dealt with lice before? Lice is becoming a reoccurring pest? You’ve tried all these different products and nothing seems to work? Read the easy and cost-effective way to rid yourself of the pests. Some of this highly recommended lice elimination process is easy to do. The hard part is that you need to […]

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Beauty in Movement


An Indigenous Guide to Physical Activity PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – WHAT IS IT? Quite simply, physical activity is any activity that gets your child’s body moving. Whether it is structured (e.g. gym class at school, playing on a sports team or taking a dance class) or unstructured (e.g. playing at the park, climbing the stairs or […]

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Scholarships and Bursaries


2012 Scholarships and Bursaries Guide This is a list of complied scholarships and bursaries that have been found on the internet. However, this may not include every award available. Carefully read through the websites and please note the criteria for each award and the deadline for submission. If the website links do not allow you […]

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N Number Handbook


Your Health Benefits A Guide for Inuit to Access Non-Insured Health Benefits Health Canada This handbook provides an overview of these three non-insured health benefit programs available to Inuit and explains: ■ Who is eligible; ■ What is covered; ■ What is expected; ■ How to access benefits; ■ The procedure for appeals; and ■ […]

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Children’s Immunization Schedule


Ottawa has immunization requirements for school registration to protect children from disease outbreaks. Ontario has the “Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA).” This Act requires that all students in Ontario have proof of immunization against: Tetanus Diphtheria Polio Mumps Measles Rubella Starting in September 2014, children in Ontario will now need proof of immunization against […]

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Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team


The Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team (AIFHT) is dedicated to treating members of Ottawa’s Inuit community and is the only one of its kind in the world. It provides testing, treatment, medications and prescriptions for any medical issue. It is located at 300-24 Selkirk Street in Vanier. The contact telephone number is: ph: 613-740-0999 fx: […]

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Guidelines for Children Left Alone


In Ontario, children under 10 cannot ever be left alone. Children 10 and over can be left home alone for a maximum of 2 hours. This is not to be done overnight. Children 10 to 12 alone for a maximum of 2 hours. You should consider the child’s maturity and that they have no fear […]

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Colds, Flus, and other common ailments


It can be a big worry not knowing what your child is experiencing and whether you should be concerned enough for you to see a doctor. Call Telehealth Ontario. It is a free and confidential calling service where you get to speak directly to a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. […]

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Your Healthcare


Health care cards: Most healthcare needs are covered by the province’s medical coverage, once you are a resident of Ontario. If required, private healthcare plans are available to cover specialized treatments that do not fall under the province’s scope of coverage. When you move to the province of Ontario, you need to apply for the […]

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Housing


There are many options for housing in Ottawa. Inuit who do not own property in the North may apply for subsidized housing at the Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation which is located at 311 McArthur Ave, Suite 102, telephone 613-741-1449. Another possible source for housing is Gignul Non-Profit Housing at 613-232-0016. When renting, the common information […]

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