Saint Lazare committee begins policy draft process
Aim is to direct services in right places
A group of Saint Lazare volunteers met recently to begin a process that will conclude with the drafting of a municipal family policy that also promises to be “senior-friendly.”
The newly formed steering committee made up largely of volunteer residents met on March 22 to begin an 18-month long process to draft the new policy that will be supported by elected officials, employees and regional partners.
The policy which should be implemented in the fall of 2015, will include a municipal Senior-Friendly approach, among other things.
The town says their aim is to address the needs of families and seniors in areas such as recreation, environment, transportation, housing, safety, and more, by adapting municipal services to the respective needs of the various groups.
The multi-generational committee that is already hard at work includes four town representatives, three seniors’ representatives, three representatives from the family domain, two youth representatives, a healthy lifestyles advocate, and a representative from the community sector. The committee will also address the concerns of residents with disabilities.
The town says the completed policy will be integrated into a three-year action plan and will reflect residents’ needs.