There are currently very few menstrual resources available on campus. Most importantly, there are no products available in washrooms. The first phase of this initiative is a pilot project to install dispensers in 7 washrooms on campus which started in the Fall of 2021.
In this pilot we have 3 objectives:
- Provide free environmentally friendly menstrual products to the uOttawa community
- Spark more open conversations and to change the ongoing stigma surrounding periods
- Spread awareness about menstruation and menstrual products
The Future: We hope that this project will grow to eventually have dispensers installed all over campus. We also aspire to spread awareness to the uOttawa community about period poverty and the stigmatization of menstruation.