Green Fund

The mayor mentioned Council’s desire to establish a local green fund for sustainable development and environmental protection in his presentation of the 2019 budget highlights. Council then passed By-law 19-781 to establish the green fund at the regular council meeting on January 7. La Pêche will use the fund to support innovative projects from the community and actions in areas such as fighting climate change, managing waste, protecting water, and caring for the soil. Green fund support for those efforts is a natural outgrowth of La Pêche’s 2019–2023 strategic plan, in which climate change is one of eight identified priority issues.

An implementation policy, an application guide and form have been produced to facilitate the project submission process.

If you wish to submit projects, here are the dates to remember:

    • 1st application deadline: March 1 
    • 2nd application deadline: September 1


    For any information:


      • Projects funded after the 1st call for projects

      The Green Fund was set up with two calls for projects, one with a deadline of March 1 and the other September 1. A total of 18 eligible La Pêche organizations applied for the March 1 deadline. This first running of the Green Fund will award $92,042 to the 12 projects in the table below, assuming they produce the required documentation. The Green Fund’s leveraging effect can be observed in the third column, showing the percentage of total funding provided by the Municipality.  

      Project and applicant



      Implementation of organic waste collection, Municipality of La Pêche



      Eurasian water-milfoil: Beating an Invasive Species, Gauvreau Lake Environmental Protection Association



      Educational series, La Pêche Coalition for a Green New Deal (LPCGND)



      A manual for neighbourhood resilience in La Pêche, Gary Martin



      Waste management and sustainability improvements to Clinique médicale des Collines, Clinique médicale des Collines Inc.



      Effects of boats on the proliferation of invasive species, Municipality of La Pêche



      Recycling stations in CISSS de l’Outaouais facilities, Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de l’Outaouais



      Solar La Pêche, Ron Verbeek



      Study for Lac Gauvreau recovery, Lac GauvrEAU Secours



      Farmhop, Roots and Shoots Farm



      Shoreline protection awareness project, Friends of the Gatineau River



      The EZHarvester and carbon-neutral honey goal, Apiverte Inc.



      *Special conditions based on approval of funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)