Apply for a grant to get sustainable menstrual products

Last updated January 25, 2024

Some boroughs provide grants to buy sustainable menstrual products, such as washable menstrual underwear and sanitary napkins. 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

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins
  • Washable inserts

Grant

  • 50% of the pre-tax purchase cost of purchasing sustainable hygiene 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

Individuals residing in the borough who purchased the products betweeen 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 used or new 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 service is not offered in this borough.

Eligible products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins
  • Fabric to make washable sanitary napkins

Grant

  • 75% of the cost of purchasing sustainable hygiene products

The grant is made available to individuals once every 2 years.

Who is eligible for a grant

Individuals residing in the borough:

  • who purchase sustainable hygiene products or materials needed to make them

When to apply

Within 6 months of making the purchase.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form

  • Proof of borough residence that is less than three months old:
    • Driver’s license
    • Bill from a utility company (Bell, Vidéotron, Hydro-Québec, Énergir
    • Cheque specimen or bank details
  • Original invoice and proof of payment which is less than 6 months old

Communication channels

In person

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

  • Reusable menstrual cups
  • Washable period panties
  • Washable menstrual pads

Subsidy

This program supports purchases by reimbursing 50 per cent of the cost of hygiene products, up to $100 per person in one transaction per applicant. This subsidy includes purchases of reusable 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.

Required documents

  • Proof of address

  • Proof of purchase (original bill dated no more than 12 months prior to your application)

  • Completed form

Communication channels

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

735 Rue Notre-Dame
Montréal, QC H8S 2B5

Eligibles products

  • Reusable menstrual cups
  • 100% washable menstrual panties and pads

Financial assistance offered

  • Rebate of $80 Minimum purchase of $20, before tax, required Only one rebate granted per person per two-year period, subject to available funds

Eligibility

  • Be a resident of the borough of LaSalle
  • Agree to use hygiene products for at least 2 years
  • Submit supporting documents along with the completed registration and agreement form to the Maison des familles de LaSalle

Supporting documents

  • Completed and signed the following registration and agreement form
  • Proof of residence (utility bill from Hydro-Québec, Bell Canada, Vidéotron, Énergir (Gaz Métro), lease in good standing, driver’s licence, notice of deposit from Income Security or Employment Insurance, etc.)
  • Official bill for the purchase of a minimum of $20 before tax (bill dated within 6 months of the purchase of the products covered by the financial assistance program)

Once the form is completed, please download it and send it by email to [email protected], making sure to attach the required supporting documents. You may also print out the form and bring it in person to the Maison des familles de LaSalle.

Document

Communication channels

Maison des familles de LaSalle

535, avenue Lafleur
Montréal, QC H8R 3J3

This service is not offered in this borough.

Eligible products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable menstrual sponges
  • Washable sanitary napkins
  • Fabric for washable sanitary napkins (including sewing materials) 

Grant

  •   50% of the cost of purchase, up to a maximum of $60 before taxes

The grant is made available to individuals once every 2 years, within the limits of the funds available and the terms and agreements in force.

Who is eligible for a grant

Women residing in the borough:

  • who purchased the eligible products

More support is available for families with low incomes — 70 per cent of up to $60 for a two-year period.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French) 

  • Proof of borough residence
  • Copy of the bill

Communication channels

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

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

Submit your subsidy application form along with all required documents.

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

This service is not offered in this borough.

Eligible products

  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable sanitary panties
  • Menstrual cups

Only purchases made between October 2,  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 menstrual 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 

  • Reusable menstrual cup
  • Washable sanitary napkins and panty liners, washable menstrual panties
  • 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.

Regular program

75 per cent of the cost of purchase of sustainable hygiene products, up to a maximum of $75

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

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

Who can get the 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)

This grant is not available for your borough.

This program is offered in collaboration with VertCité.

Eligible products

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins
  • Washable inserts

Grants offered

  • A minimum purchase of $30 of eligible products per person is required for reimbursement of up to $100 per person.
  • Products must have been purchased between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

Grants are available until the funds for the program (maximum of $4,500) run out.

Who can get the grant

  • People living in Pierrefonds-Roxboro

Several people living at the same address can each apply.

Required documents

If more than one person lives at the same address, each person must open a file.

  • Registration form filled out and signed individually
  • Original individual invoices
  • Proof of residence, for example:
    • Driver’s license
    • Public utility account (Bell Canada, Hydro-Québec, Énergir [Gaz Métro], Vidéotron, etc.)
    • Statement of account from a school
    • Bank statement
    • Employment insurance or income security cheque stub
  • Bank information for refund deposit

Document

Apply

In person

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

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

Eligible products:

  • Menstrual cup (one per request)
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins

Grant

  • 50 per cent of the purchase price before taxes and delivery, up to a maximum of $50
  • Only one application per person every three years will be accepted.

Who is eligible for a grant?

  • Individuals residing in the borough who purchased the eligible products.
  • Parents who live in the borough and purchase sustainable hygiene products for their child.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French)

  • Proof of borough residence, one the following:
    • Driver’s license
    • Bill from a utility company (Bell, Vidéotron, Hydro-Québec, Énergir
  • Invoice for 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:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins
  • Washable inserts

Grant

  • 50% of the invoice for a maximum of $150 before taxes.
  • 70% up to a maximum of $210 is offered to low-income families. Consult the low income cut-offs of the community of 500,000 and more on the Statistics Canada website.
  • An additional 10% for a maximum of $30 of the total invoice before taxes is offered for products made in Québec.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Any person residing in the borough who purchased the products betweeen January 1, 2024, and November 30, 2024, as long as funds last.

Applications must be received by November 30, 2024.

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form, filled out and signed
  • Copy of the purchase or rental bill with items clearly identified and highlighted
  • Copy of a proof of residence in the borough: e.g., driver’s licence (copy on both sides of the card), public utility 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
  • To benefit from the additional subsidy for products made in Quebec, proof is required.
  • 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.

All documents and invoices must be in the name and address of the person requesting the grant.

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.

Questions?

Call VertCité at 514 744-8333.

Apply

By e-mail

Send the registration form and required documents by e-mail.

Eligible products

  • Menstrual cups (one per application)
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins

Grant

A sum of $50 is offered (50 subsidies available until supplies are exhausted).

The subsidies will be offered based on the order in which the applications were received.

Who is eligible for a grant

Residents of Saint-Léonard

Information

Éco-quartier de Saint-Léonard:

514-328-8444

[email protected]

Document

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French), filled out
  • Proof of residence in Saint-Léonard
  • Invoice for the purchase of new or used sustainable hygiene products
  • Cheque specimen for direct deposit

Communication channels

Point of service

7800 Rue de la Salette
Montréal, QC H1P 2J8

Point of service

8400 Boulevard Lacordaire
Montréal, QC H1R 3B1

Verdun, in collaboration with the Maison de l’environnement de Verdun, would like to encourage the use of washable hygiene products in order to reduce the quantity of landfilled waste by offering subsidies. The goal is to help both your wallet and the environment.

Eligible products

  • Menstrual cup (one per request)
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins

Grant

  • The maximum reimbursement amount is $50
  • Subsidies are available until funds are exhausted
  • One grant per person is awarded every three years

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

Who is eligible for a grant

Any person residing in the borough who purchased sustainable hygiene products.

Required documents

  • Online (in French)
  • Proof of borough residence
  • Invoice for the purchase of used or new sustainable hygiene products
  • Recommended (but not required): void cheque for direct deposit

Communication channels

673 1re Avenue
Montréal, QC H4G 2V8

Eligible products 

  • Reusable menstrual hygiene products
  • Menstrual cups ans washable menstrual sponges
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins

Grant

  • Refund of 50 per cent of the cost of the product (before taxes)
  • $50 minimum purchase required (before taxes)
  • Maximum refund: $75 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 feminine hygiene products 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.

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Eligible products:

  • All reusable feminine hygiene products
  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Washable sanitary napkins
  • Sponges
  • Washable menstrual bathing suits

Grant

  • 75% of the cost of purchasing sustainable feminine hygiene products
  • Up to a maximum of $75

Who is eligible for a grant

People residing in the borough who apply within 6 months of purchase.

When to apply

Between June 12, 2023 and May 24, 2024, while funds last.

Required documents

  • Registration form (in French), filled out and signed (available soon)
  • Accepted ID with address
  • Original invoice(s) for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products in the buyer’s name

Communication channels

Espace-Famille Villeray

514-858-1878