In September 2015, City Council adopted its first strategy to fight the emerald ash borer in order to preserve the urban forest, maintain the canopy, and protect biodiversity.
Two grant programs are available to assist homeowners:
1. Special rate and grant for treatment
So far, preventive treatment with TreeAzin is the only action recommended by experts that offers a relatively effective protection against the emerald ash borer. The treatment involves injecting an insecticide at the base of the trunk that will have an effect on the tree for two years.
A special price is available for residential properties. Homeowners should contact the Public Works Department.
- Deadline to request an inspection: August 15
- Deadline to take advantage of the special rate: August 31
Homeowners are eligible for a grant covering 50% of the treatment cost, up to a maximum of $1,500 over two years for each residential address. The grant applies to ash trees that qualify for preventive treatment. You must first contact the Public Works Department to have your ash trees inspected.
The treatment must be applied between June 15 and August 31.
2. Felling grant
Any ash tree of which more than 30% of the branches are dead must be felled. It is important to act quickly, because a dead ash tree is dangerous and more costly to fell. Before felling, you must obtain a permit, which will be issued free of charge.
Felling period: October 1 to March 15.
A grant is provided to homeowners for the felling of ash trees whose diameter is 25 cm or more. The grant covers 50% of felling costs, up to a maximum of $200 per tree.
To qualify for the grant:
- 1. Contact the Public Works Department at 514-630-1230 to have your ash trees inspected.
If the need for treatment is confirmed, a company selected by the City will apply the treatment at the agreed rate. Any other firm qualified to apply the preventive treatment can be selected, using the same procedure and the same rate.
- 2. Send the receipt confirming payment to the Public Works Department, which will issue the grant by email to the person whose name appears on the receipt.
Public Works Department
451 Saint-Jean Boulevard
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 3J3
The City has impremented a new pilot project offering grants of up to $200 for the purchase of reusable diapers, feminine hygiene products, and incontinence products.
The amount of the grant can reach up to $200 per children and covers washable diapers, washable swim diapers, waterproof bags, and fabric to make diapers.
Feminine hygiene 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, washable underwear and liners for urinary leaks and incontinence, waterproof bags, and fabric to make underwear and liners for urinary leaks and incontinence.
How to obtain the grant
You must fill out a form in advance or in person.
For washable diapers: Visit the multiservice counter at City Hall and bring the form, your MULTI Card, the original bill from a purchase made less than 6 months ago, and your child’s birth certificate (under 24 months old).
For other products: Visit the multiservice counter at City Hall and bring the form, your MULTI Card, as well as the original bill from a purchase made less than 3 months ago.
For second-hand purchases, please fill out the declaration of transaction between individuals form.
Shipping charges are not included.
Did you know?
- Until a child is toilet trained, he or she will use approximately 6,000 diapers, which represents up to one tonne of waste.
- Disposable diapers are made of plastic (derived from crude oil) and cellulose (derived from wood). For one child, this is equivalent to half a barrel of crude oil and four and a half trees. Disposable diapers also require large quantities of water to be produced.
- One washable diaper is equivalent to around 300 disposable diapers.
Do you want to make an environmentally responsible gesture? Why not replace your standard toilet by a low-flush model?
Why should you replace your standard toilet?
To reduce water consumption
- A standard toilet uses 13 litres of water, while a low-flush toilet uses 4.8 litres or less.
- Replacing 1,000 standard toilets saves 18 million litres of water every year.
Which model should you buy?
All low-flush high-efficiency toilets (single- or duel- flush) that use a maximum of 4.8 litres or less per flush are eligible under the program. We recommend a toilet with a MaP (Maximum performance) score higher than 1,000 g of waste removed in a single flush.
You can receive up to $90 when you replace a standard toilet with a low flush model, with a maximum of two toilets per address a year.
How can you participate?
Please complete the grant application form and email it with the required documents to email@example.com, or fill out the form in person at the City Hall multiservice counter at 451 Saint-Jean Boulevard.
For more information, contact the Planning Department at 514-630-1206.