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.

fundraising gala

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! 

Co-Founder Chloe Pronovost-Morgan and Co-President Sophia Heath pictured at Monthly Dignity fundraising gala

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.

Volunteers gathered for Monthly Dignity Arts Night
trafalgar drive

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.

Menstrual product drive, pads and tampons placed in box containers
mcgill bake sale

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!

2019-2020 Head of Volunteers Mikaela Mailly and VP External Maddie Coombs pictured at McGill bake sale
Packaging Party

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.

Volunteers gathered at Monthly Dignity packaging party
Forces Avenir

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.

Co-Founder Chloe Pronovost-Morgan, Co-Presidents Anais Pronovost-Morgan and Sophia Heath, and VP External Maddie Coombs accepting the Forces AVENIR prize
Monthly Dignity Volunteers gathered for volunteer meet and greet
Volunteer Meet & Greet

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.