Prossard, quality controlMarch 12, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Espace MUNI welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Family, Matteo LacombeWith the aim of expediting the process of awarding places in early childhood centers and additional support for starting projects. This declaration responds to concerns raised in the context of the work of our network of member municipalities and regional coordination mechanisms, in partnership with the Confederation of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) and Federation of Municipalities of Quebec (FQM). The benefits of this announcement go directly to families with young children in Quebec.
“It was clear to us and to the elected Quebec representatives that the deadlines were no longer reasonable. So it was necessary to reduce them. We believe that these improvements will allow educational childcare services to establish themselves more quickly in our municipalities. In addition, with the possibility of obtaining a loan at the beginning, flexibility is added. To the very strict measures so far. This is good news for our young families and it indicates that the upcoming consultations on the White Paper will be well targeted, ” Doreen Asaad, Espace MUNI president and mayor Brossard.
Espace MUNI members must ensure that the needs of families and their children are met on their lands: this is an essential element in the pursuit of their economic development. This is why the organization positions itself by preferring accessibility, quality of daycare services and their added values for the social development of municipalities. In this sense, the acceleration of the process of awarding places in early childhood centers also corresponds to this position of the organization.
We must continue to think of ways to speed up and make administrative processes more flexible. But municipalities must also be heard, and their views and requests must be taken into account from the start in the development of places. Taking into consideration the role of municipalities in local governance, municipalities have knowledge of their lands and the needs of their residents. They have the necessary levers to implement innovative and unique projects, so they are a leading partner. Our role in supporting the municipalities is commensurate with our role as a partner in the Ministry of Family. Minister Lacombe can count on us for the rest of the work, “concludes Ms. Asaad.
About Espace MUNI
Espace MUNI is a non-profit organization born out of the merger between the Quebec Network of Cities and Health Villages (RQVVS) and Carrefour action municipale et famille (CAMF). Through a network of more than 400 municipalities and RCMs in Quebec, the organization pursues the goal of providing a sustainable and inclusive municipal environment that allows citizens to develop their full potential.
SOURCE Espace MUNI
Information: Sylvie LaRivier, Public Administration Assistant, 450-466-9777, Ext. 201, [email protected], Espacemuni.org
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