Block Parent program attempts West Island comeback

Block Parents sign

The Block Parent program may be making a comeback in the West Island, after a 25 year absence.

Francine Chartrand, lead committee member in Montreal, says she's been approached by many concerned parents in Lasalle, Dorval and Pointe Claire.

It may have been the July 31st, seven year anniversary of the disappearance of Cedrika Provencher that sparked interest.

Chartrand adds that with so many Mothers and Fathers both working outside the house, the need is great for home alone kids to know there is a safe refuge where they can go in times of need.

Block Parents homes are identified by a sign in the window, a comforting view, especially as children begin to return to school.

All prospective Block Parents go through a rigorous screening process, including a complete police background check.

Anyone wishing to be on the new West Island Block Parent committee can call Francine at 514-523-4630.

She's arranging a meeting scheduled for this evening, to sign up members.

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