A refund

For your undies ?

Did you know that?

In Quebec, municipalities are encouraging the purchase of sustainable hygiene products (such as: cloth diapers, eco-friendly soaps, ecological and sustainable menstrual protections…).

Their objective is to reduce the consumption of polluting  single-use products.

Waste management has become a problematic issue for municipalities, so the solution is to reduce waste production at source.

To encourage the municipalities have set up a grant program for responsible purchasing, these municipalities have set up a subsidy program. Upon presentation of proof of purchase, you may be receive a refund.*. And the good news is that Mme L’Ovary menstrual underwear and kits are eligible for these refunds!

Beloeil

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

The programme concerns the following hygiene products :

  • – Menstrual panties
  • – Menstrual Cups
  • – Washable sanitary napkins
  • – Washable underpads
  • – Washable urinary leakage protection
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  • Financial Assistance :

  • The grant covers 50% of the total amount spent for the purchase of reusable feminine hygiene products up to a maximum amount of eligible expenses, i.e. up to $75 (only one grant per application).
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Approach & Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, you must reside in Beloeil and apply for the grant no later than 6 months after purchase of these products. The purchase must have been made after July 15, 2020.
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  • Your approach:
  • – Complete the form (see button below) within 6 months of purchase
  • – Attach original purchase invoice(s)
  • – Attach proof of residence
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Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Boisbriand

The Boisbriand municipality offers subsidies for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • – Washable breastfeeding pads.
  • – Cloth diapers for babies.
  • – Washable diapers for the pool.
  • – Washable diapers for adults.
  • – Menstrual cuts.
  • – Washable training pants.
  • – Washable absorbent pants.
  • – Washable menstrual pads.
  • – Washable panty liner.
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The grant covers the purchase of 50% before taxes  with a maximum purchase of $125 per person, and $250 per family.

Approach :

Within 6 months of purchase, complete the form below., add a dated and signed proof of purchase and proof of residence in Boisbriand.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Chambly

The Chambly municipality offers grants for sustainable menstrual products on the following products :

  • – Menstrual cuts.
  • – Absorbent pants.
  • – Sanitary napkins and pantiliners.
  • – Washable diapers.
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Financial Assistance :

  • The grant corresponds to 50% of the amount disbursed (taxes included), up to a maximum of 100 $ per baby or per person depending on the product.
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Approach :

Within one year of purchase, complete the form below., add a dated and signed proof of purchase and 2 proofs of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Dorval

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

The Dorval municipality offers subsidies in particular for the following products :

  • – Menstrual Cups
  • – Washable absorbent pants
  • – Washable sanitary napkins
  • – Washable underpads
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Financial Assistance :

  • The grant corresponds to 50% of the cost of acquisition or rental of reusable hygiene products.  The financial assistance is set at 225 $ per calendar year per residence.
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Approach :

The request 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. Include the original invoice or purchase receipt (company established in Quebec), as well as proof of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Ham-Nord

The Ham-Nord municipality offers grants for durable feminine hygiene sanitary products on the following products :

– Washable sanitary napkins

– Washable bottom protectors

– Menstrual Cups

– Absorbent pants

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Financial Assistance :

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

The claim must be made within 12 months of the date shown on the proof of purchase. You must submit your proof of purchase to municipal office. 

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Mascouche

The Mascouche municipality offers grants for sustainable menstrual products on the following products :

  • – Menstrual cuts.
  • – Washable feminine hygiene towels.
  • – Washable diapers.
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Financial Assistance :

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

Within one year of purchase, complete the form below., add a dated and signed proof of purchase and 2 proofs of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Matane

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

  • – Menstrual cuts;
  • – Washable absorbent pants;
  • – Washable sanitary napkins;
  • – Washable panty liner.
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Financial Assistance :

  • The grant provides a discount equivalent to 50%, before taxes, up to of fifty dollars ($50) per person.
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Approach :

Within 120 days (approximately 4 months) from the date of purchase, complete and send the form to the address indicated, adding the original invoice for the products and proof of residence. 

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

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal : Ahuntsic-Cartierville

TheAhuntsic-Cartierville borough offers subsidies for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

– Training pants.
– Washable sanitary napkins and panties.
– Menstrual cuts.
– Panties for bladder weakness and enuresis.

Financial Assistance :

Until December 31, 2020, subsidies will be offered to citizens to cover 50% of the cost of a new or used cloth diaper rental service and the purchase of cloth diapers or durable hygiene products.

  • A maximum amount of $75 is granted for the purchase of durable hygiene products.
  • No minimum purchase is required and a social pricing is available for low-income families.
  • Only one grant per person is awarded.
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Approach :

  • – Fill out the form.
  • – Sign the contract of commitment to use cloth diapers and durable hygiene products (in the form).

  • – Provide supporting documents with the registration form.

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Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montréal: Côte-des-Neiges & Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

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

  • – Purchase of women’s products: menstrual cup, washable pads, washable menstruation underwear, sponges).
    – Purchase of fabric for the manufacture of washable menstrual pads.
    – Cloth diapers for baby.
    – Fabric for making cloth diapers for babies.
    – Baby diaper rental service.

  • Financial Assistance :

  • The grant covers the purchase of 50% for cloth diapers  and 50% for feminine hygiene products.
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Approach :

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

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal : Pointe-aux-Trembles & Rivière-des-Prairies

The municipality of Pointes-aux-trembles and Rivières-des-prairies offers grants for sustainable menstrual products on the following products :

  • – Training pants, 100% washable ;
  • – Washable panties and towels for bladder weakness and enuresis;
  • – Menstrual cuts (one per request) ;
  • – Washable panties and menstrual pads.
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Financial Assistance :

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

Approach :

Within 6 months of purchase, complete the form below., then return it to the  Éco de la Pointe-aux-Prairies.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

MOntréal: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie

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

The programme concerns the following hygiene products :

  • – Menstrual cup
  • – Washable sanitary napkins
  • – Washable menstrual underwear
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Financial Assistance :

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

Approach :

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

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Montreal : South-West

The  Sud Ouest district offers subsidies for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • Durable feminine hygiene products covered :
    – Menstrual cup.
  • – Washable menstrual pads.
  • – Washable menstrual underwear.
  • – Sponges.
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Financial Assistance :

Reimbursement of 50% of the purchase price for a maximum of $100*  
* Amounts excluding taxes  

Approach :

  • – Complete the grant application form.
  • – Contact the Éco-quartier du Sud-Ouest to make an appointment and send your form to the following address: info@ecoquartiersudouest.com
  • – Present yourself at your appointment at 1990 de Maricourt Street (Jolicoeur metro) with your original legible bill and proof of residency.
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Find all the information here.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Marguerite-D’Youville RCM: Sainte-Julie, Saint-Amable, Varennes, Verchères, Calixa-Lavallée, Contrecoeur. 

The RCM of Marguerite-D’Youville offers a subsidy program for the purchase of durable feminine hygiene products on the following products :

– Menstrual cup

– Durable sanitary napkins

– Washable menstrual underwear

– Sponges

  • (Non-exhaustive list, see the form for more details).
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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 request is sent (MRC territory)
  • – Submitting the form and supporting documents
  • – Buy one or more durable feminine hygiene products (see list of accepted products)
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  • – Buying materials for making washable sanitary napkins
  • – Hand over your signed contract of engagement
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Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Pointe-Claire

The municipality Pointe-Claire offers grants for sustainable menstrual products on the following products :

  • – Washable diapers.
  • – Feminine hygiene products.
  • – Incontinence products.
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  • Financial Assistance :

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

Within 3 months of purchase, complete the form below. and add proof of your MULTI card. Then contact the Pointe-Claire City Hall One-Stop-Shop.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Prevost

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

Financial Assistance :

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

Approach :

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

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Rosemere

The city of Rosemere offers its citizens the opportunity to obtain a grant for the purchase of durable feminine hygiene products or fabrics for the manufacture of washable sanitary napkins. The city is proud to encourage this eco-responsible gesture!

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

  • – Menstrual Cups
  • – Washable menstrual underwear
  • – Bottom protector
  • – Washable and reusable sanitary napkins
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  • Financial Assistance :

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

  • Here are the documents to be completed and attached to your application:
  • – Copy of the invoices dating from less than 3 months on which is indicated the name of the business that made the sale and its GST and QST numbers;
  • – Proof of residence;
  • – Completed form (link below)

Send it to loisirs@ville.rosemere.qc.ca or in person at the Community Services office located at 325 chemin de la Grande-Côte.

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Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-Hippolyte

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

Financial Assistance :

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

Approach :

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

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

The municipality of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu wishes to encourage more eco-responsible living habits by providing eligible residents with financial assistance for the purchase or rental of reusable hygiene products.

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

  • – Menstrual Cups
  • – Absorbent pants
  • – Sanitary napkins and pantiliners
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  • Financial Assistance :

  • The grant covers the purchase of 50% of the acquisition or rental cost reusable hygienic products (before taxes). Financial assistance cannot exceed 100 per user.
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Approach :

  • Complete the form below. and attach the following documents:
  • Copy of proof of residence
  • Copy of proof of purchase with applicable taxes
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Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan

The municipality of Saint-Roch-de-L’Achigan offers subsidies for sustainable sanitary products for the following products:

  • – Washable menstrual pads.
  • – Washable panty liner.
  • – Menstrual cuts.
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  • Financial Assistance :

  • The grant covers the purchase of 50% before taxes  within a limit of 50$ per person.
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Approach within 6 months of purchase, complete the form below. and add proof of purchase. dated and signed, as well as proof of residence.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Saguenay

The Saguenay City offers grants for sustainable menstrual products on the following products :

  • – Menstrual cuts.
  • – Washable menstrual pads.
  • – Menstrual panties.
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Financial Assistance :

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

Only one financial assistance per citizen can be paid  and the amount of financial assistance must not exceed the purchase price. Please note that the claim must be made within 12 months of the date indicated on the proof of purchase.

Approach :

  • – Fill out the form.
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  • Provide the following documents:
    • – The purchase invoice(s) (purchase orders are not accepted);
    • – A copy of a proof of residence on the territory of the city of Saguenay (e.g. lease, tax account, identity card with address, driver’s license).
    • – Your completed form.
  • – Send all these documents* by email to aidefinanciere@eureko.ca or by visiting Eureko’s office located at 397 Racine Street East in Chicoutimi.
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Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

The city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield offers a subsidy program for the following reusable hygiene products:

  • – Washable menstrual panties or sanitary napkins
  • – Menstrual Cups
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  • Financial Assistance :
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  • The financial assistance granted for the eligible person is equal to 50% of the acquisition cost taking into account the applicable taxes, in a $50 limit for one or more purchases for the reusable hygienic product component.

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Approach To make your purchase, please fill out the city form below and add the original invoice for each purchase.along with proof of residence, and return it to the address indicated.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

Vaudreuil-Dorion

The city of Vaudreuil-Dorion offers grants for sustainable menstrual products on the following products :

  • – Menstrual cuts.
  • – Washable training pants.
  • – Washable panties and towels for bladder weakness, enuresis or menstruation.
  • (Non-exhaustive list, see the form for more details).
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Financial Assistance :

The city reimburses 50% of the purchase costs of such products, up to up to $100 per year by residence. The reimbursement is subsidised at 75 % if all the products were purchased from a Vaudreuil-Dorion company.

Eligibility Criteria :

  • – Purchase made from a company established in Québec, within the 12 months preceding the application. Documents to be provided.
  • – Form and proof of residence.
  • – Proof of purchase specifying the type(s) of goods purchased, the name and address of the business, the GST and QST numbers and the date of purchase
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Thank you for taking care of yourself and the planet!

* Financial assistance programs are available until the allocated municipal budget is exhausted. You will find all the information on the municipalities’ websites

The mission of Mme L’Ovary has always been to go beyond the simple sale of “undies”. We are committed to propelling the transition for more sustainable solutions  that are environmentally friendly and healthy. 2020 is the year of change  Mme L’Ovary is committed to bringing together influential actors, associations and influencers and to encourage as many municipalities as possible to propose these subsidies.

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