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TMR Activities and Programs

APMR organizes and attends various activities in the community :

Various workshops

Management of Mi-chemin pre-school ESCO

Summerfest and Fall fair

Family suppers for our members (la Sirene and Villa Armando)

Various conferences, including the ones at the library

Sending the list of babysitters

Connect with Montreal Police and Public Security

Management of the Facebook group

Represent all parents needs to the town of Mount-Royal

Promote street food trucks and the annual neighbors party

Mount Royal parents are desperate for babysitters

By | Activities

By JULIE MASIS

The president of the Association des Parents de MontRoyal (APMR) reports that there has been a big increase in demand for babysitters this year in connection with the pandemic.

“Our Facebook group was drowning in demand for babysitters, so we even created a sub-group for people who are looking for babysitters and cleaning ladies,” said Sophie Seguin, APMR president. “There was so much demand for it. Enormous.”

In connection with this needs, the group allowed students who are looking for jobs to post on their Facebook page for the first time – this includes both university and secondary school students.

“Because they couldn’t find jobs this year, and they can babysit children,” Seguin explained. She said she isn’t sure if the rate that babysitters charge went up this year because of the increase in demand with schools and summer camps being closed – or parents afraid to send their children even to day camps for fear of the virus.

“We are just a platform to make it easier to exchange information,” she said.

However, one of the parents in the Facebook group recently asked this exact question of other parents in the Town of Mount Royal – How much do you pay your babysitter? The answer – $15 per hour, several parents replied. A Mount Royal mother, Chantal, who also pays her babysitter $15 per hour, commented, “I remember 30 years ago, I was paid $2 per hour – for three kids, meal, bath time… time changes.

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A touchy subject – Back to school, or not?

By | Activities

by JULIE MASIS

The Association des Parents de Mont-Royal (APMR) is without a position on the touchy issue of sending children back to school in September during this coronavirus pandemic. “We don’t declare our opinion on this subject since we’re not specialists in medicine or education, and we don’t have experts on this,” said Sophie Seguin, who is the president of the APMR and a mother to two primary school children. “I don’t want to talk about my personal opinion.”

Facebook

The APMR has a Facebook group which recently grew to 1,200 members – but the issue of children returning to school in the fall has not been a hot subject, according to Seguin. “Some people posted articles about it, but it didn’t cause big debates,” she said. “We don’t want