18 November 2023Read More
by Ann Lambert
A lot has happened since our Founder, Jana Girdauskas, filled her first period purse in February 2017. As 2023 draws to a close, let’s take a look at some of the many milestones that mark our nearly seven-year history.
In February, Jana made a Facebook post asking for a spare purse for her new ‘Period Purse’ idea. In less than a week, she had 11 purses.
The media picked up on the idea, and Jana was soon making local news headlines.
Within a month, ...
by Jannie Nheng
People who menstruate are grappling with the rising cost of living and this impacts their ability to afford period products, especially those who experience period poverty. According to a report released in March 2023 by Women and Gender Equality Canada, one in five people who menstruate indicate they may struggle to afford period products over the next year.
Inflation began in mid 2021 and increased to its fastest pace in four decades. By fall 2022, nearly half Canadians stated they w...
4 September 2023Read More
by Vikki VanSickle
Periods 101, our education presentation that covers the basics of menstruation for kids in grades five through nine, is our most requested presentation. For many of our young participants, it’s the first time they’ve had any period education. Inevitably, one of the adults in the room will also say, “I didn’t know that!” or, “How did I not know that?”
The answer is that when it comes to periods, many adults did not receive adequate education. Many of ...
by Tait G.
It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago, we launched M. Nation, our free iOS period tracking app - for youth, by youth. We were proud to work alongside the Privacy Pro and U of T Blueprint on our iOS app last year.
But wait… Not just iOS and Apple users menstruate! What about us Android users?
This year, we were delighted to work alongside another team of U of T Blueprint designers and developers to create an Android version of the M. Nation app.
by Jana Girdauskas
Are you looking for a unique and impactful team-building experience that will not only bring your corporate team, book club, group of friends & family closer but also contribute to a vital social cause? Look no further! We invite you and your team to join us for an educational and engaging two-hour session at our storage facility in Etobicoke, where we tackle the issue of period poverty and work towards menstrual equity. By participating in this event, you will gain valuable insights into...