Pincourt unveils Social Development Policy
Cultural diversity, youth and health projects on agenda
TPincourt residents interested in joining one of six committees aimed at strengthening community bonds among neighbours, have until Oct. 25 to sign on to participate.
he recent launch of the town’s Social Development Policy, SDP, was the springboard organizers needed to set things in motion.
According to Célia Corriveau, head of the town’s Social and Cultural Development Division, the new policy will allow civic minded residents to get involved in a variety of ways, something she says is the cornerstone of the effort. “In the long term, I hope (the SDP) will allow the creation of a large network of support through volunteering,” Corriveau said, adding, “I want the citizens to know and help each other to ultimately form a close-knit community.”
Three permanent committees
With a total of six committees offering volunteer opportunities, Corriveau said the first order of business will be filling three permanent committees including: The Youth Forum Committee; The Intercultural Committee; The Comité Ville en santé de Pincourt (health and development committee).
The Youth Forum group which will focus on organizing youth centered events and projects, is looking for volunteers between 14 to 25 years of age. In addition to being able to make a difference in their community, participants will gain valuable event- planning experience, as well as experience in municipal politics.
The aim of the Intercultural Committee, meanwhile, is to organize events that promote positive relationships and connections between citizens from different cultural backgrounds. People from diverse groups, and those with a strong interest in intercultural relations are encouraged to join.
And though it has been active for the past several years, the Comité Ville en santé de Pincourt, is also looking for new volunteers. The aim of the health and community development group is varied and has included, in the past, the creation of memorial flower gardens in front of the Omni-Centre and the skate park. The time involvement required for the three permanent committees is one meeting per month.
And citizens can also get involved in the following efforts: The Health and Challenge 5/30 Wellness group meets two or three times a season, usually by March, while the Library-to-go and Books-to-go are projects that encourage literary events for children, the elderly and those with limited mobility.
The registration deadline to join most Pincourt volunteer groups is Oct. 25. The deadline for the Library-to-go and Books-to-go is Nov. 1. Potential volunteers must fill out a form which is available online under the Social Development Policy tab on the town’s website: www.villepincourt.qc.ca.
For more information contact Célia Corriveau at 514 453-2040, extension 73, or by email at email@example.com.