Menstruation Nation - Education around periods

Elementary & High Schools

Period Presentations

The Period Purse offers inclusive, period positive presentations in person (Toronto) & virtually (across Canada) for all ages by our trained facilitators. The presentation topics for youth (grades 5-12) are:

  • Periods 101 (Gr. 5-8), in collaboration with medical period experts
  • Period Poverty (Gr. 5-11)
  • Reusable Period Products (Gr. 9-12)
  • Period Poverty & Advocacy (Gr. 12-adults)
  • Plant Positive Periods: Sustainable Periods, from Aisle Period (Gr. 9-12)

We believe in educating the next generation to reduce the stigma around periods.

Inquire about booking a presentation today! Please note, due to an amazing donor, until June 2024, all presentations to youth will be free. 

menstruation nation - Tait Gamble

Run a Menstruation Nation

Our Mini Drive program is expanding to schools across the country! Are you a middle or high school student (or teacher) wanting to make a difference? Run a drive, collect period products, and donate it back to your community. Join us to help end period poverty.

There are three ways to run Menstruation Nation in your school:

  1. Run a mini drive- collect period products
  2. and/ or host an online team fundraiser
  3. Have an educational session

Menstruation Nation Story

In 2017, a then-17-year-old high school student named Tait, began research for a program that would supply free pads and tampons within her school. Upon discovering The Period Purse, Tait began running product drives, and launched "Menstruation Nation" as a way to reduce the stigma around menstrual health.

In 2018, Tait won two graduating awards for leadership and community service. As a result of her commitment, Menstruation Nation continues to expand into schools across Ontario, educating high school students about period health and wellness.

Menstruation Nation Tait Gamble

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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