Apply for a grant to get sustainable hygiene products

Last updated January 24, 2023

Some boroughs provide grants to buy sustainable hygiene products, such as underwear for urinary leakage and cloth diapers for adults. Find out which ones.

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

Eligible products:

  • Underwear for urinary leakage and incontinence
  • Washable inserts

Grant

  • 50% of the pre-tax purchase cost of purchasing eligible products
  • Up to a maximum of $75
  • $30 minimum purchase required

One subsidy per person. Low-income families are eligible for higher levels of financial assistance.

See low income cut-offs on the Statistics Canada Web site.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Borough residents who purchased the products between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.

When to apply

Until December 31, 2022, or as long as funds last.

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
  •  Invoice for the purchase of new or used sustainable hygiene products

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

Communication channels

Point of service

5765 Boulevard Gouin Ouest
Montréal, QC H4J 1E2

Point of service

This grant is not available for your borough.

This grant is not available for your borough.

Eligible products

  • Protective incontinence underwear

  • Reusable incontinence protection

Subsidy

This program will reimburse 50 per cent of the cost of hygiene products, up to $100 per person in one transaction per applicant for the duration of the program (January 1 to May 1, 2022). This subsidy includes the purchase of reusable feminine hygiene products.

Requirement

Commit to using the subsidized products.

A follow-up questionnaire about product use will be sent to program participants

Communication channels

To submit an application, visit our partner GRAME’s Web site.

735 Rue Notre-Dame
Montréal, QC H8S 2B5

This grant is not available for your borough.

Unavailable

Eligible products:

  • Washable undergarments
  • Underwear for urinary leakage and incontinence
  • Washable sanitary napkins
  • Washable diapers
  • Waterproof bag

Grant

  • 40 subsidies of $50 per people
  • Subsidies are set, and 30 per cent of the total amount will be reserved for people with low income. 
  • Only one subsidy per people.

Apply

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

Eligible for a grant

Commit to using the subsidized products.

Required documents

  • Provide proof of residence that shows your address. 
  • Provide cumulative proof of purchase (online, in a store or secondhand) for a total of at least $50, over the past 12 months.

This grant is not available for your borough.

This grant is not available for your borough.

Unavailable

Eligible products: washable diapers

Grant

  • 50% of the cost of purchasing eligible products
  • Up to a maximum of $100

Who is eligible for a grant?

Borough residents who purchased eligible products.

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)
  • Proof of purchase
  • Two proofs of ID
  • Proof of borough residence

Communication channels

PITREM

7962, rue Hochelaga
Montréal, QC H1L 2K8

Eligible products

  • Underwear for urinary leakage and incontinence
  • Washable inserts

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 of sustainable hygiene products

Social pricing

For low-income households, an additional subsidy is provided: 100 per cent of the cost of purchase of sustainable hygiene products, up to a maximum of $150. Consult thelow 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 hygiene products purchased with the grant for their service life;
  • Have purchased the products between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023;
  • Submit only one application per person.

Required documents

  • Duly completed grant application form
  • A proof of residence (electricity, tax, telephone or similar bill)
  • Original invoice for the purchase (the products must have been purchased between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023)

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.

This grant is not available for your borough.

Eligible products

  • Toilet training pants
  • Washable panties and towels for urinary leakage and incontinence
  • Adult diapers
  • Washable sanitary tissues
  • Washable handkerchiefs
  • Washable wipes

Subsidy

50 per cent of the purchasing cost before taxes and delivery, maximum of $50.

 

Only one application per person every three years will be accepted.

Who is eligible for a grant?

  • Borough residents who purchased eligible products.
  • Parents who live in the borough and purchase eligible products for their child.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French)  

  • Proof of borough residence, one of the following:
    • Driver’s license
    • Invoice from a utility company (Bell Canada, Hydro-Québec, Énergir, Vidéotron, etc.)
  • Original invoice for the products within 6 months of making the purchase.
  • Proof of parentage (if necessary):
    • Birth or adoption document

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

This grant is not available for your borough.

Saint-Laurent, in collaboration with the VertCité organization, would like to encourage the use of washable hygiene products in order to reduce the quantity of landfilled waste by offering subsidies.

Eligible products:

  • Washable underwear for urinary leakage and incontinence
  • Waterproof bags for washable and sustainable hygiene products
  • Washable inserts
  • Training pants (ages 12 months and over)
  • Washable diapers (adults)
  • Sustainable hankies and toilet paper

Grant

  • 50% of the total bill, for a maximum of $150 before taxes.
  • One subsidy per people.

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 purchased the products between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, until funds allocated to the program are exhausted.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form, filled out and signed
  • Copy of a proof of residence in the borough: e.g., driver’s licence (copy on both sides of the card), public utility bill
  • Copy of the purchase or rental bill
  • Image on the Kijiji/Marketplace ad posted to sell a used product and the payment  transaction
  • Cheque specimen or banking information for the direct deposit refund
  • In order to benefit from social pricing, a copy of the Revenu Québec 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.

Communication channels

685 Boulevard Décarie
Suite 100
Montréal, QC H4L 5G4

This grant is not available for your borough.

This grant is not available for your borough.

Eligible products 

  • Reusable incontinence products for adults
    • washable diapers for adults
    • incontinence pads

Grant

  • Refund of 50 per cent of the cost of the product (before taxes)
  • $50 minimum purchase required (before taxes)
  • Maximum refund: $180 per person per year

Who can get the 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 incontinence products for adults in 2022 
  • Online refund form available below, including supporting documents

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.

This grant is not available for your borough.