Creation of the PFM / MADA 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).

 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: