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  • Writer's pictureCarey Tate

New parents in Montréal's boroughs are eligible for their baby's welcome box.

Parent to a newborn or have a baby on the way? If you live in a Borough of Montréal, (Pierrefonds-Roxboro or L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève) you can take advantage of their practical and educational supplies package to help the transition into parenthood. The Welcome Boxes include:

  • Swim diapers

  • Grow-with-me pants

  • Plush toy

  • Fleece picnic blanket

  • Bath towel

  • Hand puppet

  • Silicone bib

  • Toothbrush

  • Rattle

  • Therapy bag

  • Magnet with important phone numbers (211, 311, 811, 911)

  • Free tickets for 2 adults to a Space for Life Museum (admission is free for children under age 5)


All new parents in Montréal, regardless of their financial circumstances or immigration status, are eligible to receive one welcome kit per infant. It is necessary for you to:

  • Reside in one of the 19 boroughs of Montréal.

  • Have a baby born on or after January 1, 2024, or that is under one year old.

To get your box, visit one of Montréal's 45 libraries. You do not need a library card or to make a reservation.


Bring the following to receive a box:

  1. A document with proof of address provided by an established organization such as: utility bills, bank statements, tax bills from the city or school, bills from educational institutions that are less than three months old, or a driver's license.

  2. Proof of birth with the names of the child’s parents or legal guardians: attestation of birth (accepted within the first 3 months after birth), birth certificate, hospital card, vaccination record, adoption judgment or notice of decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board.

  3. The Montréal Identification and Residence Card issued by Médecins du monde and the Ville-Marie Accès Montréal office will also be accepted.

SOURCE/PHOTO: Ville de Montréal.

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