2019 Period Poverty Summit

A one-day conference for people and organizations working towards ending period poverty in Nova Scotia.

Across the country and here in Nova Scotia, individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments are addressing period poverty and the need for universal access to menstrual hygiene products.

Join us to share information, create partnerships, and help build a more equitable Nova Scotia.

There will be panel and group discussions throughout the day.  For the full Agenda, visit our Facebook page.

YOUTH and STUDENTS are strongly encouraged to attend and participate! Come on your own, as a group, or with a teacher chaperone.  See ticketing for details.

Lunch and snacks provided.


Co-hosted by Friendly Divas and Dignity. Period.

Dignity. Period. is a campaign to help people who have periods across Nova Scotia access menstrual hygiene supplies when and where they need them.

Friendly Divas is a non-profit organization working towards sustainably ending period poverty by distributing menstrual cups to those in need.


Facts about period poverty

  • One-third of Canadian women under the age of 25 say they’ve struggled to afford menstrual products. * There are about 3 million girls and women between the ages of 10 and 24 in Canada — this means about 1 million of them are affected by period poverty.
  • 1 in 7 girls misses school because she doesn’t have period products. **
  • About 1 in 6 households in Nova Scotia is food insecure. Nova Scotia is the province with the highest rate of food insecurity in Canada. *** At least 41,000 individuals received food support from a food bank in Nova Scotia in 2017. When people with periods can’t afford food, it’s likely they can’t afford other necessities.

* Plan International Canada, 2018   ** Always Confidence and Puberty Study, 2018   *** Feed Nova Scotia


Generosity Policy

The Period Poverty Summit is open to everyone. If cost is a barrier, please contact us for a complimentary ticket.