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In Canada, menstruation is one of the top two reasons why people who menstruate miss work. The inability to access period products is a contributing factor.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region’s Period Promise is dedicated to providing access to free menstrual products as a step toward creating menstrual equity.
But we can’t do it alone.
By making a Period Promise, you are committed to providing free menstrual products in a dignified way to employees, members, guests, clients, and the public at your organization.
Did you know: In 2019, about 34 percent of people in Canada who menstruate had to “often” or “occasionally” make budget sacrifices to afford menstrual products?
Monthly menstruation products are a necessity, but for vulnerable people, they can be hard to come by. Not being able to access these basic needs can limit a person’s ability to work and provide for themselves. It also impacts their dignity, health, and well-being.
It’s about access. Period.
By taking the pledge, your organization can:
Sign the Period Promise pledge agreement to promote menstrual equity in your organization.
Advocate for menstrual equity in your workplace by encouraging your employer to Take the Pledge using our helpful email template!
Download our Period Promise Guide for Pledge-Takers to share your commitment with your organization and the public.
Host a product collection drive in support of Period Promise.
Organizations that have signed the pledge include:
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