The Menstrual Hygiene Project was established in 2017 to supply students with menstrual hygiene products on campus, free of charge. Before the project, only sexual health products such as condoms were provided for free or at subsidized rates on campus, while necessary personal health products—such as tampons—were not. The motion at the SSMU Legislative Council that kick-started the project was passed in an effort to decrease the financial burden of using these products, which can often be expensive.
All SSMU members currently pay a nominal fee each year and the collected monies fund the purchase of dispensers, products, and labour.
The initiative also collaborates with other SSMU services and external organizations to provide products to community members who can benefit from having them.
We will keep the map and list of where you can find menstrual products on campus updated as the project continues to expand. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.