The Town of Rosemère invites residents to take part in a survey in connection with the revamp of its policy on families and seniors, taking into account the Age-Friendly Municipality (AFM) and Child-Friendly Municipality (CFM) initiatives. The resulting policy will be adopted by Town Council, along with a detailed action plan outlining the concrete efforts that will be implemented in Rosemère to improve the quality of life of children, teenagers, adults and seniors.
A steering committee has been working on this issue since 2021. The first concrete operation resulting from this extensive undertaking is the release of a survey, which Rosemerites are asked to answer between May 5 and May 26.
“A family policy has been in place since 2014, but like anything else it’s good to re-examine it and update it from time to time,” said Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram during the survey launch. “We want to meet the real needs of our residents, which is why we’d ask that they take 15 minutes of their time to fill out the survey. We hope to get a clearer idea of their current hopes and concerns in order to improve the quality of life in our community going forward.”
The confidential online survey can be accessed via the Town’s website at www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca. It is aimed at residents 12 years of age and older. The questions are divided into nine categories addressing various aspects of community life, namely:
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Habitat and living environment
- Transportation and mobility
- Community involvement
- Respect and social inclusion
- Communication and information
- Health and social services.
At the end of the survey, respondents can indicate their interest in joining future focus groups. Note that a computer station has been set up at the library specifically to allow residents to complete the survey. Library staff are available to assist anyone who needs help or who is less comfortable using a computer. Residents are asked to go to the circulation desk during regular library hours to request access or support.
Prizes to be won!
Those who submit a completed survey can opt to enter a draw for a $100 Place Rosemère gift card. Two gift cards will be awarded per age group, for a total of six prizes in all. The survey will be active until midnight on May 26, and the draw will be held on June 13. Winners will be contacted by email. Complete contest rules are available on the Town’s website.
To consult the rules and to answer the survey, click here.
A passionate, multitalented steering committee
A steering committee has been created to lead these efforts to update the Town’s family policy. Committee members hail from a wide range of backgrounds, thereby ensuring the different segments of the population are suitably represented and raising visibility for this initiative in the members’ respective circles. They are:
- Tanya Bossy, representative of the Goodwill Committee
- Carla Brown, Town Councillor
- Brigitte Camden, Healthy Living Liaison Officer, CISSS des Laurentides
- Danny Chevarie, representative of the high school community
- Carole Gingras, representative of the 50+ community
- Stéphanie Glaveen, Community Organizer, CISSS des Laurentides
- Mireille Ladouceur, representative of the elementary school community
- Luc Lavallée, Director, Community Services Department, Town of Rosemère
- Stéphanie Nantel, Town Councillor
- Manon Pomerleau, representative of the 50+ community
- Mélissa Vincent, municipal policy consultant