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Federal government commits to menstrual equity fund – CBC

Apr 08, 2022

Consultations must be done and include people who lack access to products, advocates say

Over six months since the Liberals committed to creating a menstrual equity fund, the federal government has proposed the pilot project in its 2022 budget.

Starting in 2022, the government would give $25 million over two years to create a national pilot that helps make menstrual products available to Canadians. Women and Gender Equality Canada will be in charge of creating the project.

Kevin Hiebert, director of business development at Changing the Flow, an advocacy group in Waterloo region, said the groups directly affected by lack of access should lead the discussion on how to get menstrual equity right.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/menstrual-equity-fund-changing-the-flow-federal-budget-1.6413212

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