Apply for a grant to get cloth diapers for a baby

Last updated January 27, 2023

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Ahuntsic-Cartierville, in collaboration with the Ville en vert organization, would like to encourage the use of washable diapers in order to reduce the quantity of landfilled waste by offering subsidies.

Eligible products:

  • New or used cloth diapers for babies
  • Washable inserts for cloth diapers
  • Twelve-month diaper rental service (or three-month rentals, if combined with the purchase of washable diapers) 
  • Training pants

Grant

Information to come.
 

Who is eligible for a grant

Information to come.
 

When to apply

Information to come.

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French) and service contract, filled out and signed
  • Two proofs of borough residence that are less than two months old
  • If the application is made for a child, the following proofs of birth:
    • copy of birth certificate
    • copy of health insurance card
  • Invoice(s):
    • for the purchase of cloth diapers or
    • for 12 months’ use of a complete cloth diaper rental service or
    • for minimum period of three complete months of washable diaper rental service if combined with the purchase of washable diapers

To benefit from social pricing, the Revenu Québec notice of assessment will also be required.

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Point of service

5765 Boulevard Gouin Ouest
Montréal, QC H4J 1E2

Point of service

This grant is not available for your borough.

Eligible products:

  • New or used cloth diapers for babies
  • Fabric to make cloth diapers for a baby
  • Reusable swim diapers
  • Washable training pants

Grant

  • 50% of the cost of purchasing of new or used diapers or of sewing (minimum 20 diapers)
  • $10 per month of the cost of renting cloth diapers

Up to a maximum of $120 per child.
Refund amount is based on the purchase price before taxes.

Low-income families (borough residents who have a net family income fo $51,340 or less) can obtain a set of 20 diapers free of charge directly from the Éco-quartiers.

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 36 months old

  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them

  • who purchase at least 20 new or used cloth diapers

  •  who purchase the materials needed to make at least 20 diapers (various fabrics, elastics, thread, etc.), or

  •  who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 months

When to apply

Within 6 months of making the purchase.

Documents

Required documents

  • Grant application form

  • Proof of borough residence that is less than 3 months old:

    • Driver’s license
    • Bill from a utility company (Bell, Vidéotron, Hydro-Québec, Énergir)
    • Cheque specimen or bank details
  • Proof of birth:
    • Attestation of birth
    • Declaration of birth
  • Original invoice and proof of payment which is less thand 6 months old  for the purchase of cloth diapers, or for the cloth diaper rental service

Communication channels

Éco-quartier Côte-des-Neiges

6767 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
Local 591
Montréal, QC H3S 2T6

Éco-quartier Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

6575 Avenue Somerled
Suite 206
Montréal, QC H4V 1T1

Eligible products:

  •  New  cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $150 of the cost of purchasing new cloth diapers or using a cloth diaper rental service for at least 12 months.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Borough residents:

  •  who are the parents of a child up to 12 months old

  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them

  • who buy a minimum of 20 new cloth diapers or use the services of a cloth diaper rental company for a period of at least 12 months

Required documents

  • Original invoice(s) for the purchase of 20 new cloth diapers or at least 12 months’ use of a complete cloth diaper rental service
  • Proof of birth – one of the following:
    • Copy of health insurance card
    • Copy of baby’s hospital card
    • Copy of birth certificate
  • Proofs of borough residence:
    • Driver’s license
    • One of the following proofs of address, along with a personal identity card with photograph (such as a health insurance card):
      • invoice from a utility company (Bell Canada, Hydro-Québec, Énergir, Vidéotron, etc.)
      • account statement from an educational institution (tuition fees)
      • bank statement
      • cheque stub from an employment insurance or income security cheque
      • hospital card (if it is valid and includes your address)
      • certificate of status as refugee awaiting permanent resident status

To apply

 Visit the website of our partner, GRAME (in French)

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Éco-quartier Lachine

735 Rue Notre-Dame
Montréal, QC H8S 2B5

Eligible products:

  • New cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $180 of the cost of purchasing new cloth diapers

Who is eligible for a grant

Borough residents:

  •  who are the parents of a child up to 12 months old

  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them

  • who buy a minimum of 20 new cloth diapers

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form  (in French)
  • Proof of residence in the borough that shows your address (driver’s license, facture d’Hydro-Québec, Bell, etc.)
  • Original invoice(s) for the purchase of 20 new cloth diapers
  • Proof of child’s birth – one of the following:
    • Copy of health insurance card
    • Copy of baby’s hospital card
    • Copy of birth certificate

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Maison des familles de LaSalle

535, avenue Lafleur
LaSalle, QC H8R 3J3

Submit supporting documents with the registration and commitment form you filled out at the Maison des familles de LaSalle.

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Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Training pants
  • Inserts and accessories
  • Waterproof bag

Grant

  • Washable diapers for babies – 40 subsidies of $200 per baby available 
  • Subsidies are set, and 30 per cent of the total amount will be reserved for people with low income. 
  • Subsidies can be used to rent or purchase washable diapers. 
  • Only one subsidy per baby.

 

Eligible for a grant

  • Have a baby that is 12 months old or more (provide proof of your baby’s birthday).
  • Commit to using washable diapers for the entire period during which the baby is in diapers. 
  • Ensure that, if they are still in good condition after being used, another child can use them.

Apply

Submit the subsidy form (in French) with all required documents.

Required documents

  • Provide proof of residence that shows your address in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal. 
  • Provide cumulative proof of purchase or rental (online, in a store or secondhand) for a total of at least $200, taxes included, over the past 12 months. 
  • Provide, if applicable, proof of low income (notice of assessment from the previous year, or three social assistance or employment insurance pay stubs.

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Fabric to make at least 15 cloth diapers for a baby

Grant

  • 50 % of buying at least 15 diapers
  • 50% of the cost of buying material needed to make at least 15 cloth diapers for a baby
  • $7.50 per month for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

Up to a maximum of $90

One grant is provided for each family once every year, within the limits of the funds available and the terms and agreements in force.

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 24 months old

  • who purchase the material needed to make at least 15 cloth diapers (up to 20 yards of various fabrics, elastic, thread, snap fasteners)

  • who purchase at least 15 new cloth diapers

or

  •  who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 months

More support is available for families with low incomes — 80 per cent of up to $120 for one year (equivalent of $10/month for a rental service). For low-income families, a minimum diaper purchase is not required.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French)

  • Proof of borough residence

  • Legible original invoice

 

  • Child’s birth certificate

 

  • For low-income families, please provide one of the following documents:
    • Your most recent federal or provincial notice of assessment
    • Claims booklet if you receive social assistance
    • Employment insurance certificate that states the amount and number of weeks of employment insurance benefits
    • Record of Landing, for newcomers to Canada

Communication channels

Éco-quartier du Sud-Ouest - Point of service Saint-Paul–Émard

By appointment
1990 Rue de Maricourt
Montréal, QC H4E 1V9

Once your eligibility has been evaluated, we will contact you for reimbursement. A cheque will be mailed to your address.

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies 

Grant

  •  $180 of the cost of purchasing cloth diapers, in the form of vouchers exchangeable at IGA Extra Alimentation Sévigny

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 30 months old

  • who purchase a minimum of 20 new or used cloth diapers and/or accessories from a Québec retailer or supplier 

  • who agree to use cloth diapers as long as the child is in diapers

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French)

  • Proof of borough residence - 2 of the following:
    • Driver’s license
    • Residential lease 
    • Property tax bill
    • School tax bill
       
  • Proof of purchase: original invoice for the purchase of 20 cloth diapers and/or accessories, or a screen print of the sale announcement, and proof of payment transaction for the purchase of used cloth diapers (e.g. bank transfer)
  • Child’s birth certificate

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Centre socioculturel

Services restricted
490 Montée de l’Église
L’Île-Bizard
Montréal, QC H9C 1G9
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Eligible products:

  • New cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • 75 grants in the amount of $100 are available

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 36 months old

  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them

  • who purchase at least 20 new or used cloth diapers or who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 months

If you have any questions, call PITREM at 514-356-3226, ext. 233 or write to [email protected].

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French)

  • Two proofs of ID

  • Proofs of borough residence, one of the following:
    • Certificate of status as refugee awaiting permanent resident status
    • Lease with the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM)
    • Account statement from an educational institution (tuition fees)
    • Hospital card (if the address on the card is still valid)
    • Bill from a utility company (Bell, Vidéotron, Hydro-Québec, Énergir)
    • Property tax bill
    • School tax bill
    • Driver’s license
    • Stub from an employment insurance or income security cheque
    • Account statement from an educational institution (tuition fees)
    • Bank statement
       
  • Child’s proof of birth, one of the following:
    • copy of birth certificate
    • copy of the baby’s hospital card
    • copy of baby’s health insurance card
       
  • Original invoice for the purchase of cloth diapers, or all original invoices for 12 months’ use of a complete cloth diaper rental service

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PITREM

7962, rue Hochelaga, 2e étage
Montréal, QC H1L 2K8

Eligible products:

  • New or used cloth diapers for babies
  • Reusable swim diapers
  • Training pants
  • Cloth diaper rental for babies
  • Washable inserts for cloth diapers

Not reimbursed: Taxes and accessories (e.g. bags, wipes, disposable inserts)

Grant

Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, before December 31, 2023, or until funds are exhausted.

Information:  Coop de solidarité Éconord at 514-326-5447.

Regular program

75 per cent of the cost of purchase or rental of washable diapers, up to a maximum of $150.

Social pricing

For low-income households, an additional subsidy is provided: a set of 20 new cloth diapers is given (for free). To obtain the subsidy, low-income households must make an appointment with the Coop de solidarité Éconord to complete an application in person and pick up their diapers. Do not complete this form. No proof of purchase will be required. Other supporting documents will be requested (recent proof of residence, proof of birth of child, proof of identity of parents, recent proof of low income).

Consult the low income cut-offs on the Statistics Canada website.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of Montreal-Nord;
  • Send the duly completed grant application form and the following required documents before December 31, 2023, or until funds are exhausted;
  • Commit to using cloth diapers purchased with the grant for their service life or until the child does not need diapers anymore;
  • Have purchased the products between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023;
  • Submit only one application per eligible child;
  • Be a parent of a child under 24 months of age.

Required documents

  • Duly completed grant application form
  • A proof of residence (electricity, tax, telephone or similar bill)
  • Original invoice for the purchase or rental of diapers (the diapers must have been purchased between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023)
  • A proof of the child’s birth (birth certificate, hospital or health insurance card)
  • A proof of parent’s identity (driver’s licence or health insurance card)
  • For a purchase of used diapers, a screen print of the for sale ad, and a proof of bank transfer

Social pricing

  • Recent proof of low income (notice of assessment from Revenu Québec or Canada Revenue Agency)

Communication channels

Coop de solidarité Éconord

10861 Boulevard Pie-IX
Montréal, QC H1H 4A9

Coop de solidarité Éconord

12277, boulevard Rolland
Montréal, QC H1G 5T1

Point of service

4243 Rue de Charleroi
Montréal, QC H1H 5R5

This grant is not available for your borough.

Eligible products:

  • New cloth diapers for babies 

Grant

  • 100 $ per child 

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 12 months old
  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them
  • who purchase new cloth diapers between January 1 and December 31, 2023 or who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 month

Document

Required documents

  • Proof of borough residence – one of the following, along with a personal identity card with a photograph (such as a health insurance card):
    • Driver’s license
    • Bill from a utility company (Bell, Vidéotron, Hydro-Québec, Énergir)
    • Account statement from an educational institution (tuition fees)
    • Bank statement
    • Stub from an employment insurance or income security cheque
    • Hospital card (if the address on the card is still valid)
    • Certificate of status as refugee awaiting permanent resident status
  • Original invoice for the purchase of cloth diapers, or all original invoices for 12 months’ use of a complete cloth diaper rental service
  • Child’s proof of birth – one of the following:
    • copy of birth certificate
    • copy of the baby’s hospital card
    • copy of baby’s health insurance card
  • Bank information for refund deposit

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Éco-quartier Pierrefonds-Roxboro

13 Rue du Centre-Commercial
Montréal, QC H8Y 2N9

Please bring the completed and signed form and supporting documents with you.

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Washable inserts for cloth diapers
  • Washable swim diapers
  • Cloth diaper rental contract for one year
  • Used washable diapers (with proof of purchase in a second-hand store)
  • Washable wipes

Grant

50% of the purchasing cost before taxes and delivery, maximum of $100.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Residents of the borough who are the parents of a child under 24 months of age.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French)

  • Purchase invoice(s) for the subsidized articles or diaper rental contract for a minimum of 12 months, within six months of purchase. For children born in 2022, invoices will be accepted up to 10 months after purchase.

  • Proof of child’s birth and proof of parentage:
    • Birth or adoption document
  • Proof of borough residence, one of the following:
    • Driver’s license
    • Invoice from a utility company (Bell Canada, Hydro-Québec, Énergir, Vidéotron, etc.)

Communication channels

Éco de la Pointe-aux-Prairies (RDP)

9140 Boulevard Perras
Montréal, QC H1E 7E4

Courtepointe Point of service:
Éco de la Pointe-aux-Prairies (PAT)
12009 Rue Notre-Dame
Montréal (Québec) H1B 2Y8

Please submit your questions or your application, along with the completed form and supporting documents.

To find out more

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Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $20 per month for the cloth diaper rental service
    or
  • 180 $ for the cost of purchasing 20 cloth diapers 

Who is eligible for a grant?

Borough residents who are the parents of a child.

Required documents

  • Proof of borough residence 

  • Proof of child’s birth – one of the following:

    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Confirmation of registration of the birth in the register of civil status
    • Copy of health insurance card
  • Proof of purchase of the items 

  • In the case of a purchase subsidy, you must also send the following supporting documents: 

    • bill for the purchase of a set of at least 20 washable diapers
    • cheque specimen to enable direct deposit of the grant
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Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

You can also apply for another grant for washable potty training pants.

Grant

  • A maximum of $150 before taxes.
  • One grant per baby is granted.

Additional financial assistance is offered to low-income families, with a discount of 70 per cent up to a maximum of $210. Consult the low income cut-offs on the Statistics Canada website. See the most recent year and the size of the community of 500,000 and more.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 12 months
  • who agree to use cloth diapers for the entire period of time that the child will be in diapers
  • who purchase a minimum of 20 new or second-hand cloth diapers or deals with a cloth diaper rental service for a minimum period of 12 months
  • who purchased the diapers between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022

Until the funds allocated to the program are exhausted.

Submit your application

To submit an application, residents must fill out and email the completed form and supporting documents to Éco-quartier de Saint-Laurent (Vertcité) by e-mail. Only e-mail applications will be accepted. Informations: 514 744-8333.

Document

Required documents

  • Copy of proof of borough residence :
    • Driver’s license
    • Bill from a utility company
    • Account statement from an educational institution
    • Bank statement
  • Proof of child’s birth, either:
    • A birth certificate, or
    • A confirmation of the registration of birth in the register of civil status, or
    • A copy of the Québec health insurance card
  • Proof of purchase or rental:

    • Copy of the bill for 20 (minimum) new washable diapers or all bills for a minimum period of 12 months for washable diapers. 

    • Picture of the Kijiji or Marketplace ad for secondhand diapers and the payment transaction.

  • In order to benefit from social pricing, a copy of the Revenu Québec most recent notice of assessment for each person in the household will be required.

A bill can feature various products that are eligible under the borough’s subsidy programs. However, one application form must be completed for each subsidy program. Please view the products that are eligible under the applicable programs for further details.

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Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $150 for the cost of purchasing cloth diapers or for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 12 months
  • who agree to use cloth diapers as long as the child is in diapers
    who have purchased at least 20 cloth diapers or who use the services of a diaper rental company for at least 12 months

Document

Required documents

  • Proof of borough residence
  • Proof of child’s birth – one of the following:
    • Copy of health insurance card
    • Confirmation of registration of the birth in the register of civil status
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Original invoice(s) for the purchase of 20 cloth diapers or for the services of a diaper rental company for at least 12 months

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Éco-quartier de Saint-Léonard

7800 Rue de la Salette
Montréal, QC H1P 2J8

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $100 for the cost of purchasing new cloth diapers (20 minimum) or for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

One grant is provided per child, not renewable.

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 6 months
  • who agree to use cloth diapers as long as the child is in diapers
     

Up until December 31, 2022, or as long as funds last.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French)
  • Proof of borough residence
  • Proof of child’s birth – one of the following:
    • Confirmation of registration of the birth in the register of civil status
    • Copy of birth certificate
  • Original invoice for the purchase of 20 new cloth diapers, or original invoices for 12 months’ use of a complete diaper rental service

Original invoices will be returned by mail along with the cheque.

Communication channels

Maison de l'environnement de Verdun

673 1re Avenue
Montréal, QC H4G 2V8

Eligible products:

  • Reusable hygiene products for babies
    • Cloth diapers for babies
    • Washable inserts for cloth diapers
    • Washable swim diapers
    • Training pants

Grant

  • Refund of 50 per cent of the cost of the product (before taxes)
  • $50 minimum purchase required (before taxes)
  • Maximum refund: $180 per family per year that buys or rents reusable baby products

Who is eligible for a grant

People living in Ville-Marie who purchased the products between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

Apply for the refund before December 31, 2022.

Required documents 

  • Proof of residence (driver’s licence, lease, tax bill, etc.)
  • Proof of purchase(s) of cloth diapers for babies or for a 12 months’ use of cloth diaper rental service in 2022.
  • Online refund form available below, including supporting documents
  • Proof of child’s birth (health insurance card, birth certificate, etc.)

Communication channels

To receive the grant, fill out the online application form.

514-523-9220

If you have any questions about the program, contact the Société écocitoyenne de Montréal (SEM) by phone or email.

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Washable baby wipes
  • Washable nappies or inserts
  • Swim diapers
  • Training pants
  • Diaper or elastic repair
  • Items purchased online or in store
  • Second-hand cloth diapers (only if purchased in a store and you can present an invoice)

Grant

  • 75% reimbursement for eligible expenses
  • A maximum of $150 is offered

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 36 months old
  • who agree to use the cloth diapers or washable training pants for at least 12 months
  • who apply within 6 months of purchase

Only one refund request per child under 36 months of age will be accepted.

When to apply

As of May 10, 2022.

The program is available while funds last.

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French), filled out and signed
  • Proof of child’s birth :
    • Copy of birth certificate
  • If your child was born outside of Canada, please email [email protected] before completing your application
  • Original invoices less than six months old in the name of the child’s parent
    • If you have a diaper rental contract, submit your most recent invoices.

Communication channels

Espace-Famille Villeray

514-858-1878