2023-2025 program for Financial contributions to the ecological transition

Last updated May 15, 2023

Is your NPO, cooperative or school looking for funding for ecological transition projects? Montréal has a program that could help you out.



The Financial Contributions to the Ecological Transition (PCFTE) program aims to help realize concrete actions under the following green transition theme areas:

  • Reducing GHG emissions: projects aimed at reducing the use of motorized transport, promoting active mobility (e.g., walking and cycling), or transport electrification.
  • Adapting to climate change: adapting Montréal’s lands, infrastructures, facilities, and communities to withstand climate hazards.
  • Improving community resilience: projects that support people’s ability to act in the face of climate hazards, territorial equity, or a sense of safety in neighbourhoods.


The goal of the program is to accelerate the ecological transition at the city, neighbourhood and population (individual) levels. A successful ecological transition will require that businesses, governments, private stakeholders and residents all be part of the movement.

Financial assistance

For 2023, an envelope of $600,000 will be shared among the selected organizations, cooperatives and schools.

The financial assistance requested must not exceed either 75% of the total costs of the project submitted or 50% of the organization’s average revenue.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be an NPO duly incorporated under Part III of the Companies Act (C.Q.L.R., c. C-38) or under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (S.C. 2009, c. 23), a cooperative incorporated under the Cooperatives Act (C-67.2) or an elementary or secondary school attached to a school service centre or school board in Montréal.
  • Have its head office in Montréal and operate in Montréal.
  • Be in good standing under all applicable laws.

Ineligible entities

  • Para-public organizations
  • Political, professional and religious groups
  • Government agencies and organizations resulting from a public-private partnership
  • Organizations whose mission is primarily to carry out research activities
  • College- and university-level educational institutions
  • Private foundations and other organizations primarily dedicated to redistributing funding to NPOs.

Eligible projects

Projects must:

  • Be carried out within the boundaries of Montréal;
  • Be initiated within 120 days of the signing of the Financial Contribution Agreement and be fully completed by the end of 2025;
  • Demonstrate alignments with the targets and strategic directions of the following plans and strategies: 2020-2030 Climate Plan, 2021-2026 Urban Agriculture Strategy and the 2020-2025 Zero-Waste Master Plan (the PDGMR, in French);
  • Have a high potential for replication or make a significant contribution to systemic change.

Requests to support one-time activities are ineligible.

Documents to be provided

For NPOs and cooperatives

  • Completed application form.
  • Up-to-date list of members of the Board of Directors.
  • Letters patent.
  • General by-laws.
  • Latest financial statements.
  • A resolution of the applicant’s board of directors authorizing the submission of the application for financial support and authorizing a representative to sign any commitment related to this application.
  • Detailed description of the project, including links to the targets of the 2020-2030 Climate Plan, the 2020-2025 PDGMR and the 2021-2026 Urban Agriculture Strategy.
  • Project action plan that contains the objectives and planned actions.
  • Budget for each reporting year (see the Structure et modalités du programme document (in French) for details).

For primary and secondary schools

  • Completed application form.
  • Detailed description of the project, including links to the targets of the 2020-2030 Climate Plan, the 2020-2025 PDGMR and the 2021-2026 Urban Agriculture Strategy.
  • Detailed project budget.
  • Letters of commitment from partners.