ALUS Montérégie

In 2016, ALUS Canada partnered with the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie to establish the first-ever ALUS program in Québec.




Launched in 2016, the ALUS Montérégie program is a partnership between ALUS Canada and the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie, a branch of the provincial farmer’s union headquartered in the South Shore region of Montreal.

The program covers the 14 regional county municipalities in the territory, including several watersheds: the Huron, Hazen-Bleury, de la Barbotte, Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Yamaska.

The program is coordinated by the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie’s agri-environmental agents, with the support of a Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) made up of producers, agricultural stakeholders and environmental organizations.

ALUS Montérégie now has 15 participants, managing and maintaining 34 ALUS projects. They have already devoted nearly 50 acres (more than 20 hectares) to the production of cleaner air, cleaner water, habitat for pollinators, fish and other wildlife, as part of a full suite of ecological services that benefit Quebec’s communities.

Working together, ALUS is making concrete improvements to water quality and biodiversity, as well as developing a more harmonious coexistence between agriculture and the environment.

The ALUS Montérégie team has done a stellar job developing the first ALUS program in Quebec, particularly the PAC Chair, Christian Saint Jacques, who is also the President of the Federation de l’UPA de la Montérégie, and the ALUS program coordinators, Yasmina Larbi-Youcef and César Largaespada.

ALUS Montérégie Partnership Advisory Committee :

  • André Mousseau, Union President, UPA Vallée maskoutaine
  • Charles Boulerice, Union President, UPA Vallée-du-Richelieu
  • Christian St-Jacques, President, UPA Montérégie
  • Florent Raymond, farmer
  • Hervé Blanchette, farmer
  • Jules Malouin, retired farmer
  • Marcel Comiré, Director, COVABAR
  • Marie-Laure Marcotte, agronomist, Groupe ProConseil
  • Renée Gagnon, director, CIME Haut-Richelieu
  • Annie Tremblay, agronomist, Club Agri Conseils Maska


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ALUS Montérégie announces $160,000 from FARR

Posted August 27, 2019 in Quebec

At a press conference in Saint-Liboire on August 27, 2019, the Montérégie UPA Federation and ALUS Canada thanked Quebec’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAHM) for providing $160,000 for ALUS Montérégie program through FARR.
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ALUS Montérégie annual cheque presentation

Posted December 11, 2018 in Quebec

PRESS RELEASE | SAINT-HYACINTHE, DECEMBER 11, 2018 | At the annual cheque presentation event, ALUS Montérégie thanked 21 local farmers for their commitment to improving the environment.
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A step forward for agriculture and the environment

Posted July 12, 2019 in Quebec

A step forward for agriculture and the environment: ALUS Montérégie expands into the Pierre-de-Saurel RCM | PRESS RELEASE | SAINTE-VICTOIRE-DE-SOREL, JULY 12, 2019.
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Quebec ALUS farmers receive nearly $11,000 before Christmas

Posted December 12, 2017 in Quebec

Christmas came early for 14 Quebec farmers who, as participants in the ALUS Montérégie program, were presented with their annual payments at a December press conference.
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First-ever ALUS Montérégie field day a success

Posted September 14, 2017 in Quebec

ALUS Canada was proud to join the team at ALUS Montérégie and approximately 35 guests on September 14, 2017, for the first-ever ALUS Montérégie field day.
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Groupe ProConseils
The ALUS Montérégie program is currently seeking partners to support the expansion of the ALUS program in Quebec over the next few years. For more information, please contact the program coordinators

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