O Canada! 🇨🇦
Starting mid-December, federally-regulated workplaces will begin to offer free period products!
Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. announced such changes to the Canada Labour Code to ensure access to period products earlier this month. The changes will take effect on December 15, 2023.
Tampons and pads are basic necessities. So we’re making sure they’re provided to workers at no cost, because it’ll make for healthier and safer workplaces.Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan Jr.
The recently announced changes apply to workplaces that employ approximately 1.3 million people. The government estimates that 35% of these workers require period products on a regular basis.
Increased awareness of period poverty has led numerous jurisdictions to make period products freely accessible.
Just last year, Scotland became the first country to require access to free period products!