Apply for a grant to get sustainable hygiene products

Last updated November 23, 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 and December 31 of the current year.

When to apply

Until December 31 of the current year 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 2N7

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. This subsidy includes the purchase of reusable feminine hygiene products.

Grants will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are spent.

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.

Eligible products:

  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Underwear for urinary leakage and incontinence
  • Menstrual cups
  • Reusable sanitary napkins

Grant

  • Application forms available from July 5 at 1 p.m.
  • 140 subsidies of $50 per people
  • Subsidies are set, and 50 per cent of the total amount will be reserved for people having had an income equal to or less than, for the previous year, $27,514 for a one-person household; $34,254 for two people; $42,111 for three people and $51,128 for a four-person household.
  • Only one subsidy per people.

Eligible for a grant

  • Reside on the Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • Complete the subsidy form (in French) and send it with all required documents.
  • 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.
  • Cheque specimen to receive the grant.
  • If applicable, proof of low income (notice of assessment from the previous year, or three social assistance or employment insurance pay stubs.

Communication channels

To submit a request, visit our partner’s website (in French): Ateliers d’éducation populaire du Plateau

Ateliers d'éducation populaire du Plateau

514-350-8881
Extension number 204

Contact Les Ateliers for more information.

Ateliers d'éducation populaire du Plateau

4273 Rue Drolet
Montréal, QC H2W 2L7

Opening hours

  • Wednesday, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Friday, 1 pm to 4 pm

Outside these hours, by appointment only

Contact Ateliers d’éducation populaires for more information.

This grant is not available for your borough.

This grant is not available for your borough.

Eligible products

  • Washable incontinence underwear
  • Washable adult diapers

Only purchases made between November 1,  2023 and December 31, 2024 are eligible.

Grant

Regular program

A maximum refund of 66 per cent of the products’ purchase price, up to a maximum of $50, is available.

Social pricing

A maximum refund of 100 per cent of the products’ purchase price, up to a maximum of $75, is available for low-income households. To determine accessibility for this reimbursement, the borough uses the thresholds under the Accès-Loisirs program.

Subsidies will be offered in the order in which applications are received until funds are exhausted.

Eligibility criteria

  • Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve residents
  • Commit to using sustainable hygiene products

Required documents

  • Proof of residence in the borough among the following: 
    • Driver’s license
    • Public service account
    • Account statement from an educational institution (tuition fees)
    • Bank statement
    • Employment insurance or income security check stub
    • Hospital card (if the address is on it and the card is still valid)
  • Proof of purchase (original invoice) of new, sustainable hygiene products. The purchase must have been made between November 1, 2023 and December 31, 2024.
  • Void cheque for direct deposit refund
  • If applicable, to get social pricing: 
    • Proof of income (notice of assessment from Revenu Québec or the Canada Revenue Agency)

Any questions? 

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact the Nature-Action Québec team, the program’s agent in the borough, by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800-214-1214, extension 542.

Submit an application

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.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, in collaboration with the organization VertCité, wishes to support the use of sustainable personal hygiene products with the objective of reducing the amount of household waste produced within borough limits.

Who can receive a subsidy?

Borough residents who purchased products between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

Eligible products

  • Washable underwear for urinary leakage 
  • Washable cloth diapers for adults

Subsidy offered

  • Maximum subsidy of $100 per person 
  • Maximum purchase of $30 required 
  • Only one subsidy per resident
  • Maximum of $4,500 for the borough in 2023

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form, filled out and signed
  • Invoice for the purchase of new or used sustainable hygiene products

Show one form of proof of address from among the following options:

  • School or municipal tax account
  • Bill from a public utility (electricity, telephone, gas or cable provider) that is less than three months old
  • Bill from an educational institution that is less than three months old
  • Driver’s license
  • Record of Employment Insurance
  • Monthly statement from a credit or financial institution that is less than three months old

Communication channels

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

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

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.

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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
  • Bidets
  • Bidet toilet seats
  • Removable bidets
  • Bidet spray

Grant

  • 50% of the total bill, for a maximum of $150 before taxes.
  • One subsidy per address and per year. If you have several purchases planned during the year, plan them so that you can submit one application with all your invoices.

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, 2023, and November 30, 2023, until funds allocated to the program are exhausted.

Applications must be received by November 30, 2023.

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 and December 31 of the current year.

Apply for the refund before December 31 of the current year.

Required documents 

  • Proof of residence (driver’s licence, lease, tax bill, etc.)
  • Proof of purchase(s) of incontinence products for adults in the current year 
  • 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.