Barrier free access to menstrual products

Menstruation is natural and menstrual products, such as pads and tampons, are essential to the health of Canadians. They enable menstruating persons to take part fully in the workforce and society at large.

Employers currently provide basic sanitation products such as toilet paper and soap. Starting December 15, 2023, employers must also provide menstrual products for their employees. These products must be readily available in all toilet room in workplaces controlled by the employer.

Providing employees with access to menstrual products supports better health outcomes and workplace productivity while reducing the stigma often associated with menstruation. Workplace access to products will reduce the medical and psychological impacts of:

reusing products
using products for longer than indicated
not using any products at all

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