Monthly Dignity has united forces with the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations Quebec (IFMSA) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) to provide multi-faceted relief to Montreal shelters in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently collecting and delivering food, clothing and sanitary products to our shelter partners.
On February 22nd, 2020, Monthly Dignity held our first ever fundraising gala at The Emerald! The event was both to raise money for our cause in the new year, and to extend our thanks and appreciation to our shelter and product partners. The gala was our largest event to date!
On November 23rd 2019, Monthly Dignity hosted its very first Arts Night! In the cozy ECOLE space, some of our members performed music, poetry or short stories that linked to their experiences with menstruation. We were happy to be able to open up a safe and comprehensive dialogue about periods and their omnipresence in our lives.
In December, we partnered up with Montreal’s Trafalgar School for Girls to collect products and deliver them to our partners. Drives are a great way to get as many people as possible involved in our cause! It also helped us to raise awareness about period poverty among Montreal youth and expand our reach.
On November 19th, Monthly Dignity sold homemade baked goods in McGill University’s Leacok building in order to spread awareness about our organization and to raise funds for our cause!
On November 8th 2019, we hosted our second “packaging party”. We spent the evening talking about menstruation and packaging menstrual hygiene products, which were generously donated by our partners LOCO and FEMPRO. We prepared over 1,300 packages of various sizes, thus accommodating the needs of both families and individuals.
We are proud to announce that Monthly Dignity has won the Forces AVENIR prize in the Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice category! The prize comes with a 4000$ grant that will be used to further our impact on the health of Montreal’s menstruators in precarious situations. Force AVENIR aims to honor and encourage student engagement in their communities.
On October 16th, we had our Volunteer Meet and Greet 2019-2020 event. There is no better way of kicking off the new school year than by connecting with the people who will help us out! The Potluck style event was held at a Co-President’s apartment. After a brief information session and an ice breaker exercise, the entire team came together for our first “packaging party”. About 200 care packages were made for our partner Head and Hands.