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Town of Mount Royal is bustling with changes. Here, as elsewhere, society and families evolve.
To maintain, and even to increase, the attractiveness of Town of Mount Royal for families and to always improve our ability to address their needs, Town Council adopted, at its September public meeting, the Town’s first family policy. It is not that families and seniors were not already, in our mind, a major priority but in this Centennial year, we felt it was important to formalize our approach towards them and to stay focused on ensuring them at all times a thoroughly favourable future in our town.
In our policy, available online, the family is obviously addressed in its broadest sense and tries to embrace all generations under one roof, including the older.
This document tackles numerous themes divided in five categories: activities to be offered to residents, accessibility of citizens’ services, communication systems, infrastructures and various safety issues. The policy has something for everyone: young and old, long time or newly arrived residents.
A good intention turned up into a genuine family policy, which required a wide consultation process among our residents as well as institutional partners, such as the school boards. In order to bring the project to fruition, Town of Mount Royal benefitted from a grant from the Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés. The Town also committed to Age-Friendly City efforts since we are building on a strong intergenerational solidarity.
We take great pride in the efforts invested and the results obtained in creating our first family policy and we invite you to take a look at it today.