Cloth Diaper Subsidies

Cloth diapering can save municipalities significant amounts in landfill costs which is why more and more of them are offering subsidies for their residents who use cloth, either at home or with a service.

Below we have compiled a list of subsidies that we know of but if you don’t see your municipality, have a quick search on the web as it may indeed have some (then tell us about it ;-)).

The BabyAuric Diaper Service qualifies for all subsidies listed here. Sometimes we just need to give you a special invoice so don’t hesitate to ask.

Municipalities with subsidies in alphabetical order:

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce  Details

Eligible products:

  • New or used cloth diapers for babies
  • Fabric to make cloth diapers for a baby

Grant

  • 50% of the cost of purchasing cloth diaper (minimum 20 diapers)
  • $10 per month of the cost of renting cloth diapers

Up to a maximum of $120 per child.
Low-income families are eligible for higher levels of financial assistance.

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 24 months old
  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them
  • who purchase at least 20 new or used cloth diapers
  •  who purchase the materials needed to make at least 20 diapers (up to 20 metres of various fabrics, elastics, thread, etc.), or
  •  who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 months

When to apply

Within 3 months of making the purchase.

Lachine    Details

Eligible products:

  •  New  cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $150 of the cost of purchasing new cloth diapers or using a cloth diaper rental service for at least 12 months.

Who is eligible for a grant

Borough residents:

  •  who are the parents of a child up to 12 months old
  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them
  • who buy a minimum of 20 new cloth diapers or use the services of a cloth diaper rental company for a period of at least 12 months

LaSalle    Details

Eligible products:

  • New cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $180 of the cost of purchasing new cloth diapers

Who is eligible for a grant

Borough residents:

  •  who are the parents of a child up to 12 months old
  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them
  • who buy a minimum of 20 new cloth diapers

Le Sud-Ouest  Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Fabric to make at least 15 cloth diapers for a baby

Grant

  • 50 % of buying at least 15 diapers
  • 50% of the cost of buying material needed to make at least 15 cloth diapers for a baby
  • 10 $ per month for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

Up to a maximum of $120

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 24 months old
  • who purchase the material needed to make at least 15 cloth diapers (up to 20 yards of various fabrics, elastic, thread, snap fasteners)
  • who purchase at least 15 new cloth diapers

or

  •  who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 months

L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève  Details

  • Eligible products:
    • Cloth diapers for babies

    Grant

    •  $180 of the cost of purchasing cloth diapers, in the form of vouchers exchangeable at IGA Extra Alimentation Sévigny

    Who is eligible for a grant

     Borough residents:

    • who are the parents of a child up to 30 months old
    • who purchase a minimum of 20 new or used cloth diapers from a Québec retailer or supplier
    • who agree to use cloth diapers as long as the child is in diapers

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Fabric to make at least 15 cloth diapers for a baby

Grant

  • 50 % of buying at least 15 diapers
  • 50% of the cost of buying material needed to make at least 15 cloth diapers for a baby
  • 10 $ per month for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

Up to a maximum of $120

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 24 months old
  • who purchase the material needed to make at least 15 cloth diapers (up to 20 yards of various fabrics, elastic, thread, snap fasteners)
  • who purchase at least 15 new cloth diapers

or

  •  who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 months

Pierrefonds-Roxboro  Details

  • Eligible products:

    • New cloth diapers for babies

    Grant

    • 100 $ per child

    Who is eligible for a grant

     Borough residents:

    • who are the parents of a child up to 12 months old
    • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them
    • who purchase new cloth diapers or who sign a contract to rent cloth diapers for a period of at least 12 month

Pointe Claire Details

Washable diapers

The amount of the grant can reach up to $200 per children and covers washable diapers, washable swim diapers (maximum of 2 diapers), waterproof carrying bags for soiled items, and fabric to make diapers.

Feminine hygiene, bedwetting and incontinence products

The amount of the grant can reach up to $100 per person and covers menstrual underwear and cups, washable sanitary napkins, reusable tampon applicators, diapers, washable underwear and liners for bedwetting, urinary leaks and incontinence, waterproof carrying bags for soiled items, and fabric to make underwear and liners for bedwetting, urinary leaks and incontinence.

How to obtain the grant?

Diapers: Fill out the form for washable diapers and send it by e-mail to [email protected] or bring it to the multiservice counter at City Hall along with your MULTI Card, the original bill and your child’s birth certificate (under 3 years old) or hospital card.

The person making the request must be the parent or legal guardian of the children using the diapers.

For other products: Fill out the form for feminine hygiene products or for incontinence and bedwetting products and send it by e-mail to [email protected] or bring it to the multiservice counter at City Hall along with your MULTI Card and the original bill from a purchase made on or after January 21, 2020.

For second-hand purchases, please fill out the declaration of transaction between individuals form.

Only purchases made in Canada or the United States are accepted.

Shipping charges are not included.

Waterproof carrying bags for soiled items or for lining diaper pails are the only accessories eligible for the grant. Detergents or cleaning products, cosmetics or baby care products, other washable products (nursing pads, makeup remover pads, etc.) are not eligible.

The grant is not renewable

Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles  Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Washable inserts for cloth diapers
  • Washable swim diapers
  • Training pants

Grant

  • 50% of the pre-tax purchase cost of purchasing cloth diaper, washable inserts and washable swim diapers, up to a maximum of $100
  • 50% of the pre-tax purchase cost of purchasing training pants, up to a maximum of $50

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child.

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie   Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $20 per month for the Lange Bleu cloth diaper rental service
    or
  • 180 $ for the cost of purchasing 20 cloth diapers

Who is eligible for a grant?

Borough residents who are the parents of a child.

Saint-Laurent  Details

Eligible products:

  • New or secondhand washable diapers for babies

Grant

  • $150 for the cost of purchasing cloth diapers or for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

One grant is provided for each child.

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 12 months
  • who agree to use cloth diapers
  • who purchase new cloth diapers (minimum 20) or use the services of a diaper rental company, for at least 12 months

Saint-Léonard Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $150 for the cost of purchasing cloth diapers or for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 12 months
  • who agree to use cloth diapers as long as the child is in diapers
    who have purchased at least 20 cloth diapers or who use the services of a diaper rental company for at least 12 months

Verdun  Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $100 for the cost of purchasing new cloth diapers (20 minimum) or for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

One grant is provided per child, not renewable.

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 6 months
  • who agree to use cloth diapers as long as the child is in diapers 

Up until December 31, 2020, or as long as funds last.

Ville-Marie  Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies

Grant

  • $180 for the cost of purchasing new cloth diapers (20 minimum) or for the cost of  renting cloth diapers

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 12 months old

  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for which financial assistance is granted as long as their child needs them

  • who purchase at least 20 new cloth diapers or who use the services of a diaper rental company for at least 12 months (minimum purchase $180)

Up until December 31, 2020, or as long as funds last.
Low-income families are eligible for higher levels of financial assistance.

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension  Details

Eligible products:

  • Cloth diapers for babies
  • Washable baby wipes
  • Washable nappies or inserts
  • Swim diapers
  • Training pants
  • Diaper or elastic repair

Grant

  • 75% reimbursement for eligible expenses

  • A maximum of $150 is offered

Who is eligible for a grant

 Borough residents:

  • who are the parents of a child up to 36 months old
  • who agree to use the cloth diapers for at least 12 months
  • who have purchased eligible products and services from a legally incorporated merchant
  • who apply within 6 months of purchase 

One grant is provided for each family.

Families with multiple births can get a second subsidy with the same criteria.

To submit an application or take part in washable diaper workshops, visit our partner’s site: Espace-Famille Villeray (in French)

When to apply

Before December 18, 2020.