AQLM Excellence award – Pointe-Claire honoured for its project to support volunteering
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is proud to announce that the City has won the Excellence award from the Association québécoise du loisir municipal (AQLM) in the “support for volunteering” category for the Your Block project, organized by the Aid for Seniors Program. The award was presented during the 19th Conférence annuelle du loisir municipal held in Québec City on October 4, 2018.
Your Block offers residents age 65 and over the chance to host information sessions offered to Pointe-Claire seniors and dealing with a topic they care about, such as personal or professional experiences, passions, and knowledge. Supported and supervised by the City, the volunteers organize and host their workshop in a room offered by the municipality.
“We are proud to offer this innovative program that recognizes the wealth of our seniors’ experience and knowledge through the Aid for Seniors Program. This program confirms our commitment to help seniors stay active, as well as giving them more opportunities to create ties and feel less isolated,” stated Mayor Belvedere.
Every year, the AQLM’s Excellence award honours municipalities that have distinguished themselves through a project, program, or achievements that improve citizens’ quality of life. The City also won the “Social Development” award at the Mérite Ovation municipal contest organized by the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) in 2016 thanks to the Aid for Seniors Program.
“For decades, citizen involvement has been a tradition for the City of Pointe-Claire, and we strive to enhance and support this tradition by developing a variety of programs that are better adapted to the needs of the population. Volunteering and community involvement are strong values that unite us and help improve the ties and quality of life in our community,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.
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