Advocacy | The Period Purse | Canada

Fighting for Menstrual Equity in Canada

Our goal is to go beyond delivering period products to marginalized individuals, but also through advocacy to make long lasting changes. With your help, we can raise awareness that menstrual equity means free period products in all bathrooms for all menstruators. Toilet paper and soap is free, we believe period products should be too. Our advocacy has already begun to disrupt the existing system.

Many thanks to companies who have already joined our Menstrual Movement and support menstrual equity. Can your workplace provide free period products? Will you join our menstrual movement?

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The Period Purse Call to Action for Menstrual Equity

Our Advocacy Work in Toronto

Our Latest Menstrual Equity Advocacy Wins

The Period Purse Call to Action for Menstrual Equity
  1. Menstrual Health Day - May 28th, 2021, gets proclaimed in cities Toronto (3rd year), Oakville, Burlington, Newmarket.

  2. Light up the country in red for Menstrual Health Day- May 28th, 2021 in Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Lethbridge, Mississauga, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Vancouver.

  3. Period Experts consulting the Canadian Federal Government that all federally run offices supply free emergency menstrual supplies.

  4. Menstrual Equity discussed in the House of Commons in 2019 led by MP Arif Virani, detailing The Period Purse and our advocacy work.

  5. City of Toronto approves $222,000 from the motion by Kristyn Wong-Tam in the 2019 budget to provide all shelters and drop-in centres with free menstrual period products.


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