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


News & Events in Montérégie

ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success

Posted June 30, 2020 in Quebec

ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success.
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Thinking About Future Generations

Posted December 21, 2019 in Quebec

How ALUS helps Quebec farmer Oliver Martin ensure his land produces habitat for turtles, fish, frogs, pollinators, birds and other wildlife, while also benefitting his family and communities downstream for generations to come.
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Quebec Hosts ALUS Canada’s National Field Conference

Posted November 8, 2019 in Quebec

More than 50 ALUS coordinators, PAC members, participants and staff from 25 ALUS communities across Canada took part in this year’s national conference, held in Montérégie, Quebec.
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TD Bank Group sponsors launch of New Acre™ Project, ALUS Canada’s innovative corporate-sponsorship program.

Posted October 29, 2019 in Quebec

TD Bank Group named as launch sponsor of ALUS’ innovative corporate-sponsorship program: PRESS RELEASE | Toronto, October 29, 2019 | With a two-year commitment of $220,000 through their corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD will help ALUS roll out the New Acre™ Project, expand its bilingual materials and raise awareness across the country.
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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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Agri Conseil Maska
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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