Group purchasing plans

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Economic benefits for housing co-operatives and their members

FECHIMM concluded partnership agreements with different companies that allow housing co-operatives members of FECHIMM and their member-tenants of making significant savings on a variety of products and services.

To take advantage of the benefits of the purchasing groups, members of housing co-operatives must present their AVANTAGES COOP card at participating merchants.

For any questions concerning the AVANTAGES COOP card and Group purchaings plans, please contact Natalie Joseph at 514-843-6929, ext 246.

AVANTAGES COOP CARD : Your new passport for savings!

 carte avantage coop

The AVANTAGES COOP card is your new passport for savings with the partners of the Metropolitan Montreal housing co-operatives. Present your card at the store or by phone by specifying your co-operative’s membership number in order to benefit from the discounts at participating merchants from FECHIMM’s group purchasing plans.

Savings for co-operative’s members

Food, insurance, car rental, pest management, computer equipment, hardware products... saving opportunities are not lacking with your AVANTAGES COOP card. And it's not over, FECHIMM is always on the lookout for new opportunities. Visit regularly to discover new advantageous partnerships.

Savings for co-operative

The AVANTAGES COOP card shows your co-operative’s membership number at FECHIMM. Mention it when your cooperative makes any purchases in order to take advantage of discounts negotiated by your federation.

Partners of FECHIMM's purchaing plans

Assurances coop

Exclusive Insurance Program for FECHIMM’s Member Co-operative


The most comprehensive coverage at the best price!

Property – Tenants – Directors – Car

The program set up with the insurance broker Lussier Dale Parizeau allows FECHIMM’s member co-operatives to benefit from the necessary protections and significant discounts on property insurance and directors liability insurance. ASSURANCES COOP also offers advantageous tenant and auto insurance plans to the residents of housing co-operatives members of FECHIMM.

This program allows FECHIMM’s member co-operatives to access essential coverage and large discounts on Building Insurance and Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance. ASSURANCES COOP also offers residents of FECHIMM’s member co-operatives great rates on Car and Tenant Insurance.

As your exclusive ASSURANCES COOP broker, Lussier Dale Parizeau guides the members, either to get a quote or to file a claim to the insurer. To request a quote from the Lussier Dale Parizeau team assigned to the ASSURANCES COOP program, please call 514-925-3211 or write to

For more info, visit ASSURANCES COOP page on Lussier Dale Parizeau website.


Tree services

Under the partnership established between FECHIMM and Arboplus, housing co-operatives members of the Federation benefit from a 10% discount on the ecological services of tree, soil and landscaping maintenance services.

As a member of FECHIMM, your co-op can also obtain a 10% discount on the pruning of your cedar hedges under a three-year agreement. Note that the discount for tree planting applies only on the service and not on the supply of trees.

Arboplus’ range of services
Arboplus sets itself apart by its ecological solutions and its methods based on respect for nature and biodiversity.

Tree care

  • Tree pruning
  • Tree cutting
  • Tree cabling
  • Inspection and diagnosis
  • Detection of diseases

Soil maintenance

  • Grubbing
  • Soil amendment
  • Mycorrhizae


  • Pruning cedar hedges
    • Promotional offer valid only on 3 year service contracts.
  • Planting trees
    • Promotional offer valid only on the planting service and not the supply of trees.

To benefit from this offer

Simply contact Arboplus stating the name of your housing co-operative and your membership number on your AVANTAGES COOP card to be eligible for the promotion for FECHIMM members.

For more information


Website :
Email :
Tel. : 514 227-8097 – Toll-free: 1 888-718-5609

The AFIC plan (intercoop financial advantages)

Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins

Developed by the Housing Co-operative Movement with the help of the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins, the AFIC plan (intercoop financial advantages) allows housing co-operatives who are members of FECHIMM to make substantial savings on their bank transactions and offers them very advantageous interest rates on their investments. The savings and revenues they generate contribute to reduce FECHIMM's annual membership fee.

  • No fees on a whole list of current operations
  • A better return on your savings
  • Simplified financing procedures

For more information or to join the AFIC plan, contact Daby Jean at 514.843.6929, ext. 232.

Alimentation maison

Meat, poultry and seafood


Alimentation Maison is a distributor of meat, poultry and seafood from local livestock farms. This new supplier offers co-operative members affiliated with FECHIMM affordable top quality frozen healthy food products (without drugs or hormones).

15% to 30% discounts are offered depending on the purchasing volume of your cooperative. Alimentation Maison offers free monthly home delivery.

If you are interested in this offer, your members can either buy individually or make group purchases that will allow you to get even greater discounts. You will find all the details to join this food service on:

The procedure to follow :

  • Step 1 : Go to, then click on the Become a member (Devenir membre) tab.
  • Step 2 : Choose Partnership Association (Association partenaire), then enter your FECHIMM membership number.
  • Step 3 : Create your Alimentation Maison membership account and place your first order  !
  • Step 4 : Select the day and time of delivery of your choice, or choose the monthly delivery of your purchasing group that is made between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the preset day in your district, and get an extra 5% discount when your co-operative will have bought for $1,000.


A full range of paint products

Co-operatives members of FECHIMM and their resident-members receive a 40% discount on the purchase of paint, stain and coating products in Bétonel-Dulux stores.

To receive the discount, simply present your AVANTAGES COOP card at the store. To find the store nearest you, go to


Manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom cabinets


Co-operatives planning home improvement projects for kitchens and bathrooms can benefit from a new purchasing group at FECHIMM. Member co-operatives can realize significant savings on Cabinex products, a family business specializing in the manufacture of kitchen and bathroom cabinets for apartment buildings. They can make significant savings by dealing directly with the manufacturer.

Cabinex’ offer to FECHIMM members includes a 45% discount on its price list and a five-year warranty on its products. Co-operatives can obtain three-dimensional plans for each project and deliveries within 15 working days. Already active in the co-operative housing sector, the company is also committed to providing solutions that meet the norms and standards of the SHQ.

To benefit from this new purchasing group, cooperatives must simply provide proof of membership to FECHIMM (AVANTAGES COOP CARD or membership number) to the Cabinex representative.

To reach Cabinex: (450) 347-9797.


Car sharing


FECHIMM and Communauto have come to a partnership agreement for the use of the vehicles from their car sharing service at very advantageous conditions for resident members of housing co-operatives members of FECHIMM, and for the employees of the Federation.

A $1 an hour rebate is applied on the hourly rate of the Open Plan package deal. This package deal, usually available at the hourly rate of $ 5,60 (Monday to Friday) and $5,90 (Saturday and Sunday), will be proposed to the members of housing co-operatives at the rate of $4,60 and $4,90 an hour. To these costs, you add an amount for the traveling expenses, which comes to 0,16 $ per kilometre (these rates subject to change). The authentication of co-operative members will be done through the AVANTAGES COOP card.

Communauto is looking for parking spaces

In addition to developing car sharing with a co-operative customer, Communauto’s interest in this agreement is the commitment of the Federation to promote the lease of member co-operatives’ unused parking spaces by Communauto.

For more information on this new partnership, please contact us or visit Co-operatives interested in renting parking spaces to Communauto may also contact the company at (514) 842-4545, or by email at

Equifax Canada

Credit validation services


Your co-operative gets preferential rates on credit validation services. It can also use the information services.

Equifax Canada operates in the field of people’s credit references. The partnership agreement allows co-operatives to benefit from preferential rates on credit validation and information services.

Contact Marie-Suzette Dessources at 514-843-6929 ext 245 for your validation credit needs.


Fire protection


Family business operating for over 75 years in the field of fire prevention, Guard-X offers a variety of products and services. The partnership between FECHIMM and Guard-X allows housing co-operatives members of the Federation to benefit from discounts on different products and services of the company.

  • 50% discount on the S-536 certification report
  • Free visual inspection of fire extinguishers the first year
  • 30% rebate on Guard-X price list (parts and refills)

Housing co-operative administrators can get more information on this offer by contacting Guard-X.

Tel: 514-277-2127


Computer equipment


Insertech is a non-profit integration company, which provides quality computer products and services, while balancing a mission for social inclusion and achieving the highest environmental certifications.

The partnership established since 2007 between FECHIMM amd Insertech allows housing co-operatives members of FECHIMM and their members to enjoy substantial discounts on the purchase and repair of computer equipment.
Upon presenting their AVANTAGES COOP card, residents of housing cooperatives can get :

  • 3% rebate when purchasing new equipment
  • 10% rebate on the purchase or repair of used equipment
  • 10% rebate on group or individual training
  • 10% rebate on online technical repair support
  • 10% rebate on online purchases

Tel: 514.596.2842

Boutique and technical services
2600, William-Tremblay St., door 110
Montreal (Quebec)

La Ronde

Amsement Park

The agreement with La Ronde Amusement Park allows members of housing co-operatives members of FECHIMM to benefit from discounts of up to 30%.

  • Season pass: starting at $50.99 per person
  • Promotional price for one day per person: $ 46.50 instead of $ 67.99 (price at the door without discount)
  • One-day ticket for a group of 15 or more: $ 42.99 per person.

Lower prices are also available for the Silver and Gold Season Passes as well as for the International des Feux Loto-Québec Fireworks Tickets (including the rides).

To benefit from these discounts

Retrieve the username and password assigned to FECHIMM members by La Ronde by logging into the Member section of You will find this document under the heading " Rabais FECHIMM La Ronde " (FECHIMM rebate for La Ronde).

Then log in to La Ronde's secure portal to purchase your tickets. In addition to great rates, by buying your tickets online you will avoid lineups at the counter when you arrive at La Ronde.

Quick links

Website :

Le Dentiste

Dental care

FECHIMM and Le Dentiste dental care clinics have come to an agreement, exclusive to members of housing co-operatives that are members of the Federation, allowing AVANTAGES COOP cardholders to benefit from discounts and other advantages offered by Le Dentiste dental care clinics.

Under the agreement, co-op members do not have to pay a fee for the opening of their file which includes a complete oral examination, all pertinent x-rays including a panoramic x-ray and a needs assessment if necessary.

Fore more info, please visit LE DENTISTE page

MBM Gestion parasitaire

Pest management


Under the partnership established between FECHIMM and MBM Gestion parasitaire, cooperatives benefit from advantageous pricing including discounts ranging from 5% to 20% on the services of the company.

A pioneer in eco-friendly pest management in Quebec, MBM Gestion parasitaire is the first company in the industry to have obtained the prestigious Green Pro accreditation in Canada attesting to the quality of its practices at this level. It is also recognized for the superiority of its services, as evidenced by its QualityPro certification, a quality audit among the most severe.

MBM services

  • Odor management
  • Assessment, inspection and identification of pests
  • Extermination inside and outside
  • Biological pest management (predatory insects)
  • Customized pest management plan

To learn more about the services offered, visit the MBM website

Why choose MBM?

  • Fast, discreet and respectful service
  • 24h telephone service (toll-free telephone number)
  • 24/7 emergency service
  • Member of the AQGP (Association québécoise de la gestion parasitaire) and NPMA (National Pest Management Association)
  • The first company in Canada to obtain Green Pro certification, ensuring the minimization of pesticides on the environment
  • Quality Pro certified technicians (without any criminal records)
  • Honored guarantee
  • Assumption of the tenants, if necessary
  • Corrective action request with digital photos taking
  • Report submitted to the manager / manager regarding the scale of safety, congestion, infestation and the degree of cooperation of the tenant. They are listed on each work slip supported by digital photos

The procedure to follow

To claim this advantage, your co-op must provide its membership number on the COOP Benefits card. The MBM team can be reached at 514-924-6014 or by email at

Price list :


Environmental products for housekeeping


Supplier of biodegradable cleaning products, Nettoyants Lemieux offers a complete variety of ecological products for household maintenance of common spaces and housing units in your co-operatives. The company also invites you to discover the efficiency of its products for body care.

Also, Nettoyants Lemieux offers a 10 % rebate on all regular*priced Lemieux products sold at its store at 4777 Papineau in Montréal. All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is to show your AVANTAGES COOP card at the store!

*This offer can't be combined with other promotions of Nettoyants Lemieux.

Website :
Tél.: 528.7770


Paint, hardware, construction material, etc.


Get 5 to 10% rebate on a wide selection of products at all participating RONA.

  • Paint and accessories
  • Flooring
  • Hand tools
  • Hardware
  • Plumbing
  • Kitchen
  • Electricity
  • Maintenance products
  • Finishing material
  • Seasonal and gardering

Certain restrictions apply. See your RONA flyer for conditions.

For information: 1-800- 670-1250

For more information

Natalie Joseph
514-843-6929, ext 246.