Reproductive Health Fund & Pregnancy/Parental Leave

Brad WalchukUncategorized

In 2022, your bargaining team secured an innovative and groundbreaking Reproductive Health Fund. The inclusion of this fund into our bargaining package was member-driven and reflects the various reproductive needs of our diverse membership. It was secured due to the support and solidarity of the union’s membership.

Under the Reproductive Health Fund, CUPE 3906 Unit 1 members (TAs and RAs in lieu) are able to claim up to $150 in reproductive  health related expenses per academic year. These expenses include but are not limited to, menstrual products, HPV vaccines, prenatal vitamins, OTC Plan B, IUD insertions, transportation to and from reproductive healthcare services etc. As with our Gender Affirmation Fund, we recognize that the financial costs associated with reproductive health may vary greatly from person-to-person.

You can find out more here, and if you have questions please reach out to