West Island mothers meet with Block Parent Montreal

Global News

MONTREAL – Some moms in the West Island are serious about bringing back the Block Parent program, which some might remember from their childhood. The Block Parent sign in participants’ windows is meant to let children know the house is safe to approach when help is needed. On Wednesday, mothers from Pointe-Claire and Dorval met with the president of Block Parent Montreal.

“The meeting was so we could know what being a block parent is,” said Tara Stainforth, a mother who organized the meeting and held it in her basement. “She gave us information about forming the committee so we know there’s actually quite a structure involved.”

The mothers were told they would first have to create an executive committee, with a president, secretary and treasurer. Participants in the program would then have to agree to a background check. Mothers say it will all be worth it once Block Parent…

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