Committees and commissions
Names of the 2018 committee members will be added shortly.
Creation of the Municipal Family Policy and its senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee
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.
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/.
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)
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)
- Inflatable games (0 to 4 years old)
- Information booth
- Food ($)
- Healthy snacks (free)
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.