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Municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee

Creation of the Municipal Family Policy and its senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee


Saint-Lazare (Québec), November 2, 2016 – The Town of Saint-Lazare is taking another important step regarding its Municipal Family Policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee by creating a follow-up committee mandated with monitoring the advancement of the action plan (including 82 realizable actions) over the next three years (2016-2018).

 

On this photo: The Saint-Lazare residents who form the MFP-SFMA committee  

From left to right: back row - Marilyne Picard, Jacqueline Connolly, Réjeanne Bilodeau, Yvon Carrère; front row - Hitomi Nakamura, Suzanne Joly, Lise Jolicoeur, Anika Daoust and Brigitte Asselin



The Town of Saint-Lazare initiated the Municipal Family Policy in February 2014 and followed-up by integrating the senior-friendly municipality approach. Everything is now in place and the family policy is supported by elected officials, municipal personnel, regional partners and the follow-up committee mainly composed of residents. The volunteers met for the first time on October 24, 2016.  

 

Until the end of 2018, the committee will focus on the 82 specific actions aimed at improving the living conditions of seniors, young people and those living with a disability in terms of leisure, environment, transportation, housing, safety, etc. The role of the follow-up committee members is, first and foremost, to ensure that these actions are carried through, but also to inform municipal employees, elected officials, the public and its partners of how their work is progressing. They will also contribute to creating the 2019-2021 action plan.

 

 

The Municipal Family Policy and senior-friendly approach follow-up committee is intergenerational and composed entirely of volunteers.  

 

Committee Members:

 

Yvon Carrière

Representative – seniors

Suzanne Joly

Representative – seniors

Réjeanne Bilodeau

Representative – individuals living with a disability

Jacqueline Connolly

Representative, family and youth

Marilyne Picard

Representative, family, youth and individuals living with a disability

Anika Daoust

Representative, youth

Brigitte Asselin

Municipal councillor

Lise Jolicoeur

Municipal councillor

Geneviève Hamel

Communications Director

Valérie St-Amant

Event Coordinator

 

Residents can stay up to date of the advancements of the MFP-SFMA on the Web site at: http://pfm.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/projets/.

Municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee.


 

We need 3 members!

 

The Town of Saint-Lazare is looking for residents who wants to help improve the well-being of youths (0-17 y. old) and/or families to participate in the Municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee.

 

The key role of  Municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee members is to follow the advancement of the 2016–2018 action plan ( see the full list here : http://pfm.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/?lang=en ) with regards to four (4) specific areas of intervention concerning seniors, youths, person living with a disability and families:

 

  • Transportation, public safety and mobility
  • Recreation, community life, healthy lifestyle and accessibility
  • The environment
  • Housing and accommodations

 

 

Composed of 2 elected members, 1 representative from the Communications Department and 6 residents:

-        2 residents for the cause of seniors

-        1 resident for the cause of person living with disability

-        2 residents for the cause of families ( vacant position)

-        1 resident for the cause of youth (0-17 y. old) ( vacant position)

 

The committee will meet at least 4 times a year, generally according to the availabilities of the majority of members. Committee meetings will take place mainly in French.

 

If you reside in Saint-Lazare and wish to be part of the Municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee, simply contact Geneviève Hamel at ghamel@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca no later than Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 450-424-8000, extension 246. 

The first meeting will be held on Monday, October, 24 at 5 p.m. Lunch is provided.

 

WELCOME IN THE TEAM!

Intergenerational Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016

As part of municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality initiatives

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Town Hall parking lot (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)



Activities

The Saint-Lazare Club Optimiste soap box derby
The Saint-Lazare Club Optimiste is organizing a soap box derby with nearly 100 participants! Register now: Home Hardware (1704-B, Sainte-Angélique), Coiffure Féminin Masculin (1575 Rue Saint-Germain), Community centre (1301 Rue du Bois), St-Hilaire Bicycles (1806 Route de la Cité des Jeunes).

  • Interactive  Board Games (4 years old and up)
  • Petanque
  • Inflatable games (0 to 4 years old)
  • Information booth
  • Food ($)
  • Healthy snacks (free)

Parking
Please park park behind the Town Hall (access on Avenue Bédard), at Forest Hill Senior school (1449 Avenue Bédard) or at À L’Orée-Du-Bois school (1355 Rue du Bois).


 

Saint-Lazare consults its residents during a special brunch

SAINT-LAZARE (QUÉBEC), October 27, 2014 – On Sunday, October 26, 2014, as part of the municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality initiatives, the Town of Saint-Lazare conducted a group discussion on the needs of its residents in terms of recreation, public safety, community life, town planning and living environment. Nearly fifty residents took part in this informal get-together and also enjoyed the brunch.

The Town mayor and councillors were on site to hear what the population had to say. This great brainstorming session took place in a friendly atmosphere and everyone was able to freely express their opinion.

The municipal team is currently compiling the data which will be submitted to the Town council in November. An action plan will then be drawn up according to the recommendations made by the participants.

Please visit our Family Policy section for background information and to view the document presented.

Congratulations to our winners who won either an Ipad mini, an Android tablet or a voucher worth $100 in a local business: Nicole Brunelle, Pierrette Joly, Marie Rennie, Edith Chouinard, Sonia Lefebvre, Pierre Lamoureux, Amély Fafard, Ethan Chang and Alexis Lépine.

From left to right: Denis Briard, councillor, Marie Rennie, resident, Régis Lévesque representing Édith Chouinard, resident, Pamela Tremblay, councillor, Ethan Chang, resident, Robert Grimaudo, Mayor, Serge David, councillor, Nicole Brunelle, resident, Amély Fafard, resident, Pierre Lamoureux, resident, Richard Nataf and Brigitte Asselin, councillors.

View the pictures of the event

Consult the document presented during the brunch.

Development of policy

In February 2014, Ville de Saint-Lazare began drafting its family policy which includes the senior-friendly municipality approach (SFM). This process is expected to end with the implementation of the policy in the fall of 2015.

The development of the family policy is supported by the Town’s elected officials and employees, by regional partners and by a steering committee largely made up of residents. The volunteers will meet a few times during18 months. They will address the needs of families and seniors in areas such as recreation, environment, transportation, housing, safety, etc. The committee will also address the concerns of persons with disabilities.  

The purpose of the family policy and SFM approach is to create a favourable environment for youth, families and seniors by adapting municipal services to their respective needs and reality. This policy will enable us to move forward with three-year action plans aimed at shaping our town to better reflect our residents’ vision and needs.

Municipal Family Policy (MFP)

The purpose of family policy is to establish a common framework for activities and decision-making aimed at benefiting families.

The committee is made of residents, town council member and town's representatives:

Family representatives
Youth representatives
Handicapped person representatives
Marie-Josée Lambert
Vincent Dupuy
Patrick Bonjour
Amber Juneau
Sarah Laflamme
Debora Hume
Stéphanie Létourneau
Gérard Savard

Town council member
Town's representatives
Brigitte Asselin, conseillère district 3 Geneviève Hamel, directrice des communications
Valérie St-Amant, coordonnatrice aux événements
Francis Grenier, stagiaire

Senior-Friendly municipality (SFM)

La démarche MADA permet de développer une culture d’inclusion sociale des aînés. Les politiques, les services et les structures qui touchent les environnements bâtis et sociaux sont conçus pour soutenir les aînés et les aider à vieillir en restant actifs.

Le comité est composé de résidents, d'une élu municipale et de représentants de la Ville :

Représentants des ainés
Jean-Guy Beaulne
Yvon Carrière
Merry Larocque

Élue Représentants de la Ville
Lise Jolicoeur, conseillère district 1 Geneviève Hamel, directrice des communications
Valérie St-Amant, coordonnatrice aux événements
Francis Grenier, stagiaire

Committee duty

Recruitment of members

Committee composition

Functioning / meetings

Term of office

Elected officials

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