Fonds Éco IGA

Éco IGA funds
Hundreds of projects financed throughout Quebec and now in New Brunswick as well!

1. What is Fonds Éco IGA?

Managed by the organization Jour de la Terre Québec, Fonds Éco IGA was founded in 2008 by Quebec’s IGA grocers who will donate their ninth $1 million this year.

Its goal is to finance projects that respond to environmental realities and aim to protect, conserve, and promote sustainable environmental practices throughout Quebec, and in New Brunswick now too. Since its creation, Fonds Éco IGA has:

  • distributed close to 85,500 ecological items to citizen, including 72,409 rainwater barrels. For more information, click here.
  • held 96 À vos frigos workshops in 17 administrative regions of Québec to help citizens reduce household food waste. For more information, click here
  • deployed an in-store waste management program. For more information, click here
  • sponsored a ZinZen project: to revitalize of a neglected space in the town of Nicolet. For more information, click here.

The financing of over 1,100 projects throughout the province, including:

  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue: Acquisition of a specialized apparatus for recycling fluorescent lightbulbs, CFER La Renaissance 
  • Lanaudière: Bécik jaune - deployment of a self-serve bike system in the region of Joliette, Maison des jeunes, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
  • Outaouais: Distribution of 1,000 drinking water and energy conservation kits, City of Gatineau
  • Laval: Construction of floating islands to protect the geographic areas inhabited by the tortoises in the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, Éco-Nature, Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
  • Gaspé–Îles-de-la-Madeleine: Establishment of a recycling and composting program, Îles-de-la-Madeleine Hospital
  • Estrie: Establishment of an industrial composting facility, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Montreal: Used battery collection program, Mercier neighbourhood (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) 
  • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean: Purchase of bike racks, Société de développement de Saint-Honoré
  • Montérégie: Riverbed cleanup at five sites on the Richelieu River, Comité de concertation et de valorisation du bassin de la rivière Richelieu
  • Laurentians: Acquisition of a commercial dishwasher and reusable dishware, Terre-Soleil school