Learn & Empower

Monthly Dignity offers comprehensive workshops and resources designed to demystify menstruation, promote body positivity, and challenge societal taboos surrounding menstrual health.

Nous pensons qu'une éducation menstruelle complète est essentielle pour promouvoir la santé, la dignité et l'équité. Nous nous engageons à déstigmatiser la menstruation et à sensibiliser à la précarité menstruelle par le biais de l'éducation. Grâce à des ateliers, des ressources en ligne et des initiatives communautaires, nous souhaitons fournir les connaissances, les outils et la confiance nécessaires aux personnes pour gérer leurs menstruations et plaider en faveur de l'équité menstruelle dans leur communauté.

Educational Workshops

We offer in-person & virtual workshops for all ages, genders, and backgrounds in community-based organisations, elementary and high schools, universities, and after-school programs in the greater Montreal area! Our workshops serve as informative and inclusive spaces where participants can learn about a variety of topics related to menstrual health, ranging from the fundamentals of the menstrual cycle, menstrual health & care practices, and menstrual product options (including single-use & reusables) to in-depth discussions about the multifaceted causes & potential impacts of period poverty, deconstructing menstrual stigma, and presenting initiatives and mechanisms to advocate for menstrual equity.

Led by knowledgeable facilitators, our workshops feature engaging presentations, hands-on activities, and interactive discussions, which creates a supportive and collaborative learning environment for open dialogue, where participants feel empowered to ask questions and share their experiences. 

Our workshops can be adapted to suit the needs of different audiences and settings (e.g., adjusting the presentation to participants’ level of knowledge & interests, complementing existing school curricula, fitting in with other programming, etc.). We collaborate closely with workshop hosts to tailor our content to respond to the preferences of diverse communities, in recognition of the intersectional nature of menstruation. Our workshops are available in both French and English, can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length, and can be scheduled at any time during the week!

Whether you’re a student, educator, or community advocate, our workshops provide a platform for meaningful dialogue, personal growth, and collective action.

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

Ressources

Our collection of educational articles covers a broad range of topics, including the basics of menstrual health & care practices, sustainable menstrual care options, understanding the causes and consequences of period poverty, exploring the latest menstrual equity news, debunking menstruation myths, and more! Our articles, written and curated by our team, provide an inclusive guide for anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge of menstrual health.

We also offer downloadable resources which can serve as useful tools for educators, advocates, and community-members interested in promoting menstrual equity.

Educational Articles

Let’s Flow Together: Period Talks For All Genders

Who can you talk to about your period without feeling awkward? In many parts of the world, traditionally, most conversations and information about periods are had by women and girls. This excludes trans and non-binary people who menstruate, and also people who don’t menstruate. At Monthly Dignity, we believe that

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Projet pilote de fonds d'équité menstruelle

We are thrilled to be working with Food Banks Canada as an Education & Awareness partner for Women and Gender Equality Canada’s (WAGE) Menstrual Equity Fund Pilot. This Pilot is a groundbreaking national initiative aiming to address period poverty and increasing access to menstrual education across Canada from November 2023 – December 2024. WAGE has allocated $17.9 million to test approaches to providing free access to menstrual products to communities at risk of experiencing period poverty in Canada as well as increasing menstrual health education and awareness of period poverty.

Monthly Dignity was selected as one of six organizations across Canada to participate in the educational & awareness component of the Pilot. This funding has allowed us to significantly increase our educational outreach initiatives, including expanding our capacity to deliver workshops, creating our online resources hub, and hosting community events to raise awareness about menstrual equity.

Demander un atelier

Vous souhaitez proposer une éducation menstruelle complète au sein de votre organisme, de votre école ou à l'occasion d'un événement ? Contactez-nous pour planifier un atelier ! Joignez-vous à nous pour briser les barrières, lutter contre la stigmatisation et créer une communauté où les menstruations sont comprises, respectées et célébrées par tous.