Striving for Menstrual Equity

the period purse mission


The Period Purse strives to achieve menstrual equity by providing people who menstruate with access to free menstrual products, and to reduce the stigma surrounding periods through public education and advocacy.

the period purse vision


For all people who menstruate to experience healthy periods with dignity.



We are focused on making a positive impact by affecting the lives of people who menstruate.


We believe that people who menstruate are strong, courageous and capable of making choices that are right for them. We respectfully support their decisions.


We respect that each menstruator will determine what dignity looks like for themself.


We seek to erase the stigma surrounding menstruation and shed light on the unique challenges faced by people who live in the margins. We are committed to education about healthy periods and menstrual equity.


We are driven by empathy, love and a commitment to giving.


We are inspired and energized by the power of our mission.

The Power of One

We believe that every act of good matters. One person can make a difference. 


We believe that menstrual health is a shared responsibility. It will take a collective effort of support, cooperation and active participation to create real, sustainable change.

We respectfully acknowledge the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabewaki, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Mississauga, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

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