Menstrual equity now

Monthly Dignity is a non-profit organization working to address the causes and consequences of period poverty in Montreal by providing free menstrual products, offering menstrual health education, and advocating for menstrual equity.

End period poverty

Period poverty refers to inadequate access to menstrual products, education, or sanitation facilities that people need to manage their periods. It can have important physical, psychological, and social consequences, including missed school or work, using unsafe makeshift products, and feelings of shame and stigma.

Support our work to create a community where everyone is empowered with the products, knowledge, and confidence they need to manage their periods with dignity & comfort.


We provide free menstrual products across the greater Montreal area to community-based organizations working with communities at risk of period poverty. Our network of more than 30 partners includes shelters and outreach serving people experiencing homelessness, women’s centers, domestic violence shelters, youth outreach organizations, centers for newcomers, LGBTQIA+ organizations, organizations serving sex workers and people who use drugs, and many more. Our team distributes tens of thousands of products annually!


We offer menstrual education with the goal of destigmatizing menstruation and raising awareness about period poverty. Through engaging workshops in community-based organizations and schools as well as informative online resources, we empower people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their menstrual care and advocate for menstrual equity in their community.


We are committed to advancing menstrual equity in the Montreal community and beyond by advocating for free and equitable access to period products and comprehensive menstrual education for all. We engage in policy advocacy across all levels of government, and mobilize the public by running campaigns to raise awareness about period poverty, hosting community outreach events, and supporting local advocacy initiatives. Our goal is to promote systemic change to address the root causes of period poverty.

Since we’ve been distributing menstrual products, we’ve had women coming regularly to the Center to pick them up. Most of them are very disadvantaged, including newcomers, people at risk of homelessness and others. It’s a service we consider essential! Thanks to Monthly Dignity, we can offer this service without having to cut money from other activities.

Femmes du Monde, women’s center in Côte-des-Neiges

Meet our team


Let's end period poverty!

Together we can create a world where menstruation is no longer a barrier to well-being or social, educational, and professional opportunity.