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In Quebec, some municipalities are encouraging the purchase of sustainable sanitary products (example: cloth diapers, eco-friendly soaps, environmentally friendly and sustainable sanitary protections, etc.).

Their goal is to reduce the consumption of single-use pollutants. Waste management has become a problematic issue for municipalities. The solution is to reduce the production of waste at the source.

To encourage these responsible purchases, these municipalities have set up a grant program. On the presentation of a proof of purchase, you could benefit from a refund*.

And the good news is that menstrual panties and Mme L’Ovary kits are eligible for these refunds!

Municipalities offering grants for menstrual products

L'Assomption
logo ville l'assomption

In order to encourage the use of reusable feminine hygiene products, which offer several environmental and economic benefits, the City of L'Assomptionprovides financial assistance for the purchase of these types of products.

The program covers the following hygiene products:

  • Washable underwear and pads for incontinence, bedwetting, or menstruation and the material needed to make such products

Financial assistance:

Financial assistance is 50% of the cost (after taxes) of a recognized product or products, up to a maximum of $50 per year, per residence.

Steps and eligibility:

To be eligible, applications must require a minimum refund of $15. Only one application per residence will be accepted per year. The purchase must have been made between January 1 and December 31 of the current year.

Complete the form within 6 months of purchase

  • Attach the original purchase invoices
  • Attach proof of residence
  • A copy of a void cheque

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Beloeil
Beloeil-logo-subvention

In order to encourage the use of reusable feminine hygiene products, which offer several environmental and economic benefits, the City of Beloeil provides financial assistance for the purchase of these types of products.

The program covers the following hygiene products:

  • Menstrual underwear
  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Washable incontinence protection

Financial assistance:

The grant covers 50% of the total amount spent on reusable feminine hygiene products for up to $75 (one grant per application).

Steps and eligibility:

To be eligible, you must reside in Beloeil and apply for the grant no later than 6 months after purchasing these products. The purchase must have been made after July 15, 2020.

Your application:

  • Complete the form (see button below) within 6 months of purchase
  • Attach the original purchase invoices
  • Attach proof of residence

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Boisbriand
Logo boisbriand subvention culotte menstruelle

The Municipality of Boisbriand offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Washable breastfeeding compresses
  • Washable diapers for babies
  • Washable diapers for the pool
  • Washable diapers for adults
  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable learning pants
  • Washable absorbent underwear
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners

The grant covers the purchase up to 50% before taxes, up to a maximum of $125 purchase per person, and $250 per family.

Steps:

Within 6 months of the purchase, fill out the form below, add dated and signed proof of purchase, as well as proof of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Boucherville
subvention serviette sanitaire lavable culotte menstruelle boucherville

The City of Bouchervilleoffers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Reusable sanitary pads and panty liners;
  • Menstrual cups;
  • Menstrual underwear;
  • Reusable tampon applicators;
  • Fabrics and sewing fees for making reusable sanitary pads and panty liners;
  • Transport pouches for reusable feminine hygiene products.

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase up to 50%, for up to a maximum of $100 purchase per person.
Financial assistance is increased to 75% of the purchase cost, up to a maximum of $100, per person, on each invoice for products purchased from a Boucherville business.

Steps:

  • Fill out the form.
  • Copy of invoice or invoices: On each invoice, print your name and sign it.
  • Copy of proof of residence of the user or, failing that, that of the holder of the parental authority residing at the same address as her (driver's license, the recent statement of account, or residential lease).
  • Copy of a user's ID with date of birth (e.g. Access-Boucherville card).
  • For fabric purchases or sewing fees, you must provide before and after preparation photos.

Conditions:

  • Residing in Boucherville
  • Maximum one application per calendar year, per person;
  • Maximum one year between purchase and filing of the application for financial assistance;
  • Purchases made from January 1, 2021 only;
  • Purchases made from registered businesses only (in Canada or abroad);
  • Only new products are eligible;
  • Eligible online purchases;
  • Applicants must not owe any debt to the city, past or due.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Chambly
Chambly logo subvention culotte menstruelle

The Municipality of Chambly offers subsidies for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Absorbent underwear
  • Sanitary pads and panty liners
  • Washable diapers

Financial assistance:

The grant covers 50% of the total amount spent (taxes included), up to a maximum of $100 per baby or adult depending on the product.

Steps:

In the year following the purchase, complete the form below, add dated and signed proof of purchase, as well as 2 proofs of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Granby
subvention serviette sanitaire lavable granby

The City of Granby offers subsidies for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Washable menstruation underwear
  • Adult washable diapers

And also,

Fabrics for the making of:

  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Washable menstruation underwear
  • Adult absorbent protective underwear
  • Washable diapers for adults

Financial assistance:

$100 per person per 2-year period.

Steps:

The program is available to anyone who lives in Granby. The purchase of reusable feminine hygiene products and fabrics used for making these products is limited to women and underage girls between the ages of 9 and 17. The application must be forwarded to the City by May 1of the year following the date of purchase.

The products and fabrics must have been purchased from a Quebec company and after the grant program came into effect, March 6, 2021.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Ham-North
Ham-Nord municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The municipality of Ham-Nord offers grants for sustainable feminine hygiene sanitary products for the following products:

  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Menstrual cups
  • Absorbent underwear

Financial assistance:

The grant covers $75 per person for the purchase of one of these products. Only one grant per person is applicable and the amount of financial assistance must not exceed the cost of purchase.

Steps:

The claim must be made within 12 months of the date indicated on the proof of purchase. You must drop off your proof of purchase at the municipal office.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

In Quebec, some municipalities are encouraging the purchase of sustainable sanitary products (example: cloth diapers, eco-friendly soaps, environmentally friendly and sustainable sanitary protections, etc.).

Their goal is to reduce the consumption of single-use pollutants. Waste management has become a problematic issue for municipalities. The solution is to reduce the production of waste at the source.

To encourage these responsible purchases, these municipalities have set up a grant program. On the presentation of a proof of purchase, you could benefit from a refund*.

And the good news is that menstrual panties and Mme L'Ovary kits are eligible for these refunds!

Lorraine
lorraine loge

The City of Lorraine offers grants for sustainable feminine hygiene sanitary products for the following products:

  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Menstrual cups
  • Absorbent underwear
  • Washable breastfeeding compresses

Financial assistance:

Residents can claim grants for all eligible products in this category up to a total of $300 per address, for life (unless a change of ownership).

Steps:

1- Be a resident of Lorraine.

2- For baby washable diapers and their inserts, the applicant must be a parent of a child under 18 months of age at the time of purchase.

3- Send, no later than 180 days after purchase, the following documents to the Department of Planning and Environment (Lorraine Town Hall):

4- The grant application form completed;

5- A copy of your invoice;

6- If your request is for the purchase of washable baby diapers and inserts, also provide proof of your child's age (copy of a document showing his/her date of birth).

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Mascouche
mascouche municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The municipality of Mascouche offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable feminine hygiene pads
  • Washable diapers

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase up to 50% before taxes, up to a limit of $50 per person.

Steps:

In the year following the purchase, complete the form below, add dated and signed proof of purchase, as well as 2 proofs of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Matagami
logo matagami

The city of Matagami offers subsidies for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable feminine hygiene pads
  • Washable diapers
  • Menstrual Panties
  • Zero waste/sustainable items

Financial assistance:

  • The subsidy represents 60% of the cost of purchase, before the applicable taxes.
  • A minimum amount of $100, before applicable taxes, is required to apply.
  • The subsidy for personal hygiene products may not exceed $100 per application.
  • Transportation costs are not subsidized.
  • Grant applications will be processed three times a year.

Steps:

  • Only one request per address, per year.
  • The application must be submitted within six months of the billing date. Any invoices passed six months will be refused.

Once the total annual budget allocated to this program has been reached, the City of Matagami will no longer provide a grant.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Matane
Matane municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The City of Matane offers its residents a grant for reusable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable absorbent underwear
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners

Financial assistance:

The grant offers a refund equivalent to 50%, before taxes, up to a maximum of fifty dollars ($50) per person.

Steps:

No later than 120 days (approximately 4 months) following the date of purchase, complete and send the form to the address indicated, adding the original invoice and proof of residence.

*The current rebate program ends on December 31, 2020.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Mont-saint-hilaire logo

The city of Mont-Saint-Hilaire offers its residents a grant for reusable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable absorbent underwear
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Washable incontinence protection
  • Adult washable incontinence underwear

Financial assistance:

The grant provides a rebate equivalent to 50% of the total amount for reusable hygiene products for a maximum of $75 of eligible expenses.

Steps:

  • Reusable hygiene products must have been purchased after the effective date of this regulation (after December 17, 2020);
  • Fill out and sign the Financial Assistance Request form for the acquisition of reusable hygiene products.
  • Have the original or a readable photocopy of the invoices for eligible reusable hygiene products.
  • Have proof of residence (driver's license, tax bill, recent utility bill);
  • Have proof of the applicant's identity. The proof must be a photocopy of one of the following documents: health insurance card, driver's license, or passport.
  • Go in person to the City Finance Department counter at 100, rue du Centre-Civic.

*Pilot project

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Otterburn Park
subvention produit sanitaire lavable culotte menstruelle serviette amovible otterburn

The City of Otterburn Park offers residents a grant for reusable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cup;
  • Washable sanitary pads;
  • Washable panty liners;
  • Menstrual underwear;
  • Reusable tampon applicator;
  • Reusable incontinence products: panties or washable protection for urinary leakage and incontinence, reusable and designed to be used by adults.

Financial assistance:

The grant provides a rebate equivalent to 50% of the total amount spent for a maximum amount of $100 of eligible expenses.

Steps:

  • The application form for delivery must be forwarded to the officer
    in charge at the City, within six months of the acquisition of reusable feminine hygiene products or reusable incontinence products, at:

City of Otterburn Park
Finance and Treasury Department
601, chemin Ozias-Leduc
Otterburn Park, Quebec J3H 2M6
Email: [email protected]

  • The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

    (a) The original or a readable photocopy of the invoices for the acquisition of eligible reusable feminine hygiene products.

    b) The applicant must provide proof of residence.

Conditions:

  • The applicant must be a resident of the City;
  • The acquired item must be marketed, put up for sale, and distributed as
    reusable feminine hygiene products or a
    reusable incontinence product.
    Self-made does not entitle you to the rebate;
  • The request for a rebate must be completed on the form provided for at this
    effect;
  • The purchase of reusable feminine hygiene products or reusable incontinence products must have been made after the effective date of this Regulation November 17, 2020;

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Prévost
Prévost municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The municipality of Prévost offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for all reusable menstrual hygiene products.

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase up to 50% before taxes, up to a maximum of $100 purchase per person.

Steps:

Fill out the form and complete it with the original invoice and proof of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Rivière-du-loup
rivière du loup logo

The city of Rivière-du-loup offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for all reusable menstrual hygiene products.

Financial assistance:

The incentive covers 50% of fees before taxes and can go up to $150 for baby diapers or $50 for other product categories.

Steps:

The following form must be completed and sent, along with the requested documents, to the Technical and Environment Department at:

Technical and environmental service
108, rue Fraser
Rivière-du-Loup (Québec) G5R 1C8
Fax: 418-862-6096

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Rosemère
Rosemère municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The city of Rosemere offers its citizens the opportunity to receive a grant for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products or fabrics to make washable sanitary pads. The city is proud to encourage this eco-friendly gesture!

The program covers the following hygiene products, designed to be washable and reusable:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable menstruation underwear
  • Panty liners
  • Washable and reusable sanitary pads

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase of up to $40 per 3-year period.

Steps:

Here are the documents to complete and attach to your application:

  • Copy of invoices less than 3 months old with the name of the company that made the sale and its GST and QST numbers
  • Proof of residence
  • Completed form (link below)

Send it to [email protected] or in person at the Community Services office at 325 chemin de la Grande-Côte

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez
logo SAint Alphonse Rodriguez ville

The Municipality of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for all reusable menstrual hygiene products.

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Washable menstruation underwear and the purchase of fabric to make washable sanitary pads

Financial assistance:

The City of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez offers citizens a refund of up to $125 per applicant and covers 50% of the cost of purchasing eligible products.

Steps:

Drop off the dated original invoices at the City Hall

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-George
logo saint-geogre ville

The Municipality of Saint-George offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for all reusable menstrual hygiene products.

Financial assistance:

Residents of the City of Saint-Georges can benefit from financial assistance for the purchase of reusable feminine hygiene products. The refund will cover 50% of the cost for up to $50. Only one request per person will be allowed.

Steps:

Fill out the form and complete it with the original invoice, proof of residence, and photo ID

Send the required documents by email to: [email protected] or drop them off at City Hall.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-Hippolyte
Saint-Hippolyte municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The Municipality of Saint-Hippolyte offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for all reusable menstrual hygiene products.

Financial assistance:

To encourage the use of everyday zero waste products, the Municipality of Saint-Hippolyte reimburses 50% of the costs of purchasing such products, up to a maximum of $100 per year per residence.

Steps:

Fill out the form and complete it with the original invoice and proof of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu
Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The Municipality of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu wants to encourage more eco-friendly lifestyles by providing eligible residents with financial assistance for purchasing or renting reusable sanitary products.

The program covers the following hygiene products, designed to be washable and reusable:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Absorbent underwear
  • Sanitary pads and panty liners

Financial assistance:

The grant covers up to 50% of the cost of purchasing or renting reusable sanitary products (before taxes). Financial assistance may not exceed $100 per person.

Steps:

  • Complete the following form and attach the following documents:
  • Copy of proof of residence
  • Copy of proof of purchase with applicable taxes

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-Roche-De-L'Achigan
Saint-Roche ville subvention culotte menstruelle

The municipality of Saint-Roch-de-L'Achiganoffers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Menstrual cups

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase up to 50% before taxes, up to a limit of $50 per person.

Steps: Within 6 months of purchase, complete the form below, add dated and signed proof of purchase, as well as proof of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saguenay
Saguenay ville subvention culotte menstruelle

The City of Saguenayoffers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Menstrual underwear

Financial assistance:

Financial assistance up to $50 for the purchase of sustainable hygiene products.

Only one financial grant per citizen can be paid, and the amount of financial assistance must not exceed the cost of purchase. It should be noted that the claim must be made within 12 months of the date indicated on the proof of purchase.

Steps:

Fill out the form.

Provide the following documents:

  • The invoices (purchase orders are not accepted)
  • A copy of proof of residence in the territory of the city of Saguenay (e.g. lease, tax account, photo ID with address, driver's license).
  • Your completed form.
  • Send all these documents* by email to [email protected] or by dropping them off at Eurêko's office at 397 rue Racine Est, in Chicoutimi.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield subvention culotte menstruelle

TheCity of Salaberry-de-Valleyfieldoffers a grant program for the following reusable sanitary products:

  • Washable menstrual underwear or sanitary pads
  • Menstrual cups

Financial assistance:

The financial assistance provided for the eligible person is 50% of the cost taking into account applicable taxes, up to a limit of $50 for one or more reusable sanitary products purchased.

Steps: Complete the form below, add the original invoice for each purchase, as well as proof of residence, and return it to the address listed.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Sorel-Tracy
logo Sorel-Tracy

The City of Sorel-Tracy offers a grant program for the following reusable sanitary products:

  • Washable menstrual underwear or sanitary pads
  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Reusable panty liners
  • Washable menstruation underwear (menstrual panties)
  • Reusable tampon applicators
  • Materials for making such products

Financial assistance:

50% of the purchase cost, taxes included, up to a maximum of $50. Limit of one grant per year, per person.

Steps:

Complete the form and send it to the Recreation Department, within 6 months of purchasing sustainable feminine hygiene products.

The original invoice of sustainable feminine hygiene products (a photo or a legible copy is accepted).

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Form
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Vaudreuil-Dorion ville subvention culotte menstruelle

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorionoffers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable training pants
  • Washable underwear and pads for incontinence, bedwetting, or menstruation.

(Non-exhaustive list, see form for more details).

Financial assistance:

The city reimburses 50% of the costs of purchasing such products, up to a maximum of $100 per year per residence. The refund is increased to 75% if all products have been purchased from a Vaudreuil-Dorion company.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Purchase made from a Quebec-based company in the 12 months prior to the application. Documents to be provided.
  • Form and proof of residence.
  • Proof of purchase specifying the type or types of products purchased, the name and address of the company, GST and QST numbers, and the date of purchase

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Waterville
waterville logo

The City of Waterville offers grants for sustainable sanitary products including:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable training pants
  • Menstrual underwear, panty-liners, and washable pads
  • Breastfeeding compress
  • Washable diapers for babies and adults

Financial assistance:

Each family is entitled to a refund of 50% of the amount, up to a maximum of $250 per family, from the date of adoption, valid from May 4, 2020, to December 31, 2024. Payable once a year, on December 31.

Eligibility criteria:

The refund is made annually, upon presentation of proof of
residence and original invoices.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

MRC de Bécancour: Bécancour, Lemieux, Manseau, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, St-Sylvère, Ste-Cécile-de-Lévrard, Ste-Marie-de-Blandford, Ste-Sophie-de-Lévrard, Wôlinak
subvention coupe menstruelle serviette lavable culotte de règle bécancour

The MRC of Bécancour offers a grant program for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Bags and carry pouches of used items

Financial assistance:

The city reimburses 50% of the purchase cost, up to a maximum of $75 per application.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a resident of one of the 22 municipalities that are members of the Board.
  • For persons under the age of 18 who do not have identification attesting to the place of residence, you must provide a copy of your birth certificate, as well as a copy of proof of residence of one of the parents on the certificate.
  • The grant is limited to one per person.

Eligibility period:

Purchases must be made from March 8, 2021, and will be accepted until the budget envelope is exhausted.

Mandatory documents for reimbursement:

  • The registration form has been completed.
  • A copy or original of the invoices when purchasing washable feminine hygiene products. This document should be clear:
  • Attach a readable photocopy of proof of residence (address) among the following

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Nicolet-Yamaska MRC: Aston-Junction, Baie-du-Febvre, Grand-Saint-Esprit, La-Visitation-de-Yamaska, Nicolet, St-Celestin, St-Léonard-d'Aston, St-Wenceslas, St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, Ste-Eulalie, Ste-Monique, Ste-Perpétue
subvention hygiène menstruelle durable serviette lavable nicolet

The Nicolet-Yamaska MRC offers a grant program for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable menstrual underwear
  • Bags and carry pouches of used items

Financial assistance:

The city reimburses 50% of the purchase cost, up to a maximum of $75 per application.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a resident of one of the 22 municipalities that are members of the Board.
  • For persons under the age of 18 who do not have identification attesting to the place of residence, you must provide a copy of your birth certificate, as well as a copy of proof of residence of one of the parents on the certificate.
  • The grant is limited to one per person.

Eligibility period:

Purchases must be made from March 8, 2021, and will be accepted until the budget envelope is exhausted.

Mandatory documents for reimbursement:

  • The registration form has been completed.
  • A copy or original of the invoices when purchasing washable feminine hygiene products. This document should be clear:
  • Attach a readable photocopy of proof of residence (address) among the following

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

MRC Margueritte d'Youville : Sainte-Julie, Saint-Amable, Varennes, Verchères, Calixa-Lavallée, Contrecoeur
Marguerite d'Youville municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The MRC of Marguerite-D'Youville offers a grant program for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Sustainable sanitary pads
  • Washable menstruation underwear
  • Wipes

(Non-exhaustive list, see form for more details).

Financial assistance:

The city reimburses 50% of the purchase cost, up to a maximum of $100 per application.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of the municipality where the application is routed (MRC territory)
  • Return the form and supporting documents
  • Buy one or more sustainable feminine hygiene product (see list of accepted products)
  • Buy material to make washable sanitary pads
  • Return your signed commitment agreement

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MRC La Haute-Côte-Nord : Tadoussac, Sacré-Coeur, Les Bergeronnes, Les Escoumins, Longue-Rive, Portneuf-sur-mer, Forestville, Colombier

The MRC of Haute-Côte-Nord offers a grant program for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Sustainable sanitary pads
  • Washable menstruation underwear

(Non-exhaustive list, see form for more details).

Financial assistance:

The city reimburses 50% of the purchase cost, up to a maximum of $100 per application.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of the municipality where the application is routed (MRC territory)
  • Return the form and supporting documents
  • Buy one or more sustainable feminine hygiene product (see list of accepted products)
  • The applicant cannot receive financial assistance from his municipality and the MRC (he may receive assistance from one or the other).
  • Programs end when budgeted funds are availab downwards, or on the advice of the MRC.

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MRC De Lotbinière: Leclercville, Lotbinière, St-Édouard-de-Lobinière, Ste-Croix, St-Antoine-de-Tilly, St-Apollinaire, Dosquet, N.-D.-S.-C.-d'Issoudun, Laurier-Station, St-Agapit, Ste-Agathe-de-Lotbinière, St-Flavien, St-Gilles, St-Janvier-de-Joly, St-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, St-Narcisse-de-Beauriva
subvention serviette lavable lotbinière

The Lotbinière MRC offers a grant program for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products for the following products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Sustainable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners
  • Washable menstrual underwear

Financial assistance:

The municipality reimburses 75% of the purchase cost, up to a maximum of $100 per application.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Only one grant per person
  • Be a resident of the MRC territory of Lotbinière
  • Provide proof of residence in one of the 18 municipalities of the MRC of Lotbinière
  • Provide a copy of the invoice for the purchase of sustainable hygiene products (dating from no more than 12 months)

*All the funds allocated to this grant have been exhausted (March 2021).

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Dorval
Dorval ville subvention culotte menstruelle

New! The City of Dorval now offers a financial assistance program aimed at promoting the use of various reusable sanitary products while encouraging Quebec-based companies.

The Municipality of Dorvaloffers grants for:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable absorbent underwear
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable panty liners

Financial assistance:

The grant covers 50% of the cost of reusable sanitary products. Financial assistance is set at $225 per calendar year per residence.

Steps:

The application for financial assistance must be submitted to the Mayor's Office, in writing, using the prescribed form, no later than three (3) months after the acquisition of the product. Add the original purchase invoice or receipt (a Quebec-based company), as well as proof of residence.

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Montreal: Ahuntsic-Cartierville
Ahuntsic municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Training pants
    Washable sanitary pads and underwear
    Menstrual cups
    Incontinence and bedwetting underwear

Financial assistance:

Until December 31, 2020, grants will be offered to citizens to cover 50% of the costs associated with a new or used washable diaper rental service and the purchase of washable diapers or durable hygiene products.

  • The grant covers up to $75 per person for the purchase of one of these products.
  • No minimum purchase is required and welfare pricing is available for low-income families.
  • Only one grant per person is allowed.

Steps:

  • Fill out the form.
  • Sign the commitment agreement to use washable diapers and durable hygiene products (in the form).
  • Provide supporting documents with the registration form.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal: Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Côte-des-Neiges municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The municipality of Côte-des-Neiges and Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Purchase of women's products: menstrual cups, washable sanitary pads, washable menstruation underwear, wipes).
  • Purchase of fabric to make washable sanitary pads
  • Washable baby diapers
  • Fabric for making washable baby diapers
  • Washable baby diaper rental service

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase of up to 50% for washable diapers, and 50% for feminine hygiene products.

Steps:

Within 3 months of the purchase, complete the form below, add date and signed proof of purchase, as well as proof of residence. Then contact the Côte-des-Neiges or Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce eco-neighbourhoods.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal: Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
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The Mercier - Hochelaga - Maisonneuve borough offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Purchase of women's products: menstrual cups, washable sanitary pads, washable menstruation underwear.
  • Washable baby diapers

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase of up to 50% for feminine hygiene products, up to $100 per year.

Steps:

  • Being a resident of the borough of
    Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
  • Having bought an eligible product
    January 1 to December 31, 2021

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal: Plateau Mont-Royal
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Plateau Mont-Royal offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

Sustainable menstrual hygiene products covered:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable sanitary underwear

Financial assistance:

  • $50 per woman (100 grants available).
  • Grants are fixed, and 30% of the total amount will be reserved for low-income individuals with incomes equal to or less $18,821 for a one-person household; $26,618 for two people; $32,600 for three people and $37,643 for a household of four of the previous year.
  • Only one grant per person will be awarded.

Steps:

  • Send the grant form with the required supporting documents.

Find more information here.

Note that the borough of Plateau Mont-Royal also offers a grant for the use of sustainable personal hygiene products.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal : Pointe-Aux-Trembles & Rivière-Des-Prairies
Rivières-des-prairies subvention culotte menstruelle

The municipality of Pointes-aux-ass and Rivières-des-prairies offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • 100% washable training pants
  • Washable underwear and pads for incontinence and bedwetting
  • Menstrual cups (one per request)
  • Washable underwear and menstrual pads

Financial assistance:

The grant covers the purchase up to 50% before taxes, up to a maximum of $50 purchase per person.

Steps:

Within 6 months of the purchase, complete the form below, then go to theÉco Pointe-aux-Prairies.

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Montreal: Rosemont-La Petite Patrie
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The borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie is pleased to offer grants for the purchase of sustainable feminine hygiene products for the neighbourhood residents.

The program covers the following hygiene products:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable menstruation underwear

Financial assistance:

A grant of up to $40 is available to eligible individuals.

Steps:

Fill out the form and complete it with the original invoice and proof of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal: Sud-Ouest
MOntréal sud ouest subvention

TheSouth West Borough offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

Sustainable feminine hygiene products covered:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable menstruation underwear
  • Wipes

Financial assistance:

Reimbursement of 50% of the purchase cost for a maximum of $ 60*
*Amounts excluding taxes

Steps:

  • Complete the grant application form.
  • Contact the Éco-quartier du Sud-Ouest to make an appointment and send your form to the following address: [email protected]

Find more information here.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal: Villeray - St-Michel - Parc-Extension
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The Villeray - St-Michel - Parc-Extension borough offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

Sustainable feminine hygiene products covered:

  • Menstrual cups
  • Washable sanitary pads
  • Washable menstruation underwear
  • Wipes
  • Washable menstrual swimsuits

Financial assistance:

Borough residents can receive a 75% reimbursement of their expenses up to $75 per household.
This grant can be awarded once every 2 years to each household.
The program is available until available funds have been exhausted, those who have not been able to benefit from it for this session will be able to apply at the next session (voted each year by the borough)

Steps:

  1. Reside in the borough of Villeray - St-Michel - Parc-Extension
    Your postal code must start with H1Z, H2R, H2P, H2A, H2E, or H3N.
  2. Submit invoices that are less than 6 months old in your name.
    This grant applies only to purchases made for oneself or a member of the household.
    The refund will be given to the person who made the purchases.
    The cost of ineligible items and all associated taxes will have to be removed and deducted from your invoices.
    Invoices must include the name of the store, the buyer's name, and the date of purchase.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Pointe-Claire
POinte-Claire municipalité subvention culotte menstruelle

The municipality of Pointe-Claire offers grants for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Washable diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Incontinence products

Financial assistance:

The grant can cover up to $200 per child and $100 for adults using feminine hygiene or incontinence products.

Steps:

Within 3 months of purchase, complete the form below, add proof of your MULTI card. Then contact the multi-service counter at Pointe-Claire Town Hall.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

*Financial assistance programs are available until the allocated municipal budget has been exhausted. You will find all of the information on the municipalities' websites.

Mme L’Ovary’s mission has always been to go beyond the simple sale of “undies”.

We are committed to propelling the transition for more sustainable solutions that are eco-friendly and healthy.

If 2020 marks the year of change, Mme L’Ovary is committed to bringing together influential actors, associations, influencers, and encouraging as many municipalities as possible to offer these grants.

Want to join the movement, or express yourself? Write to us!