Menstrual Health Day | The Period Purse

How are you Committed?

#MHDay2024 #WeAreCommitted

Run / move 28km in 28 days

Our #BloodyGreatRun is a chance to move your body, build community and make a difference.

Step 1: create a team with colleagues & friends.

Step 2: commit to moving for 28 days & raise funds for menstrual equity! 

Join Bloody Great Run!


Collect period products with a mini drive

This Menstrual Health Day, help get period products into the hands of those who need them by organizing a mini drive. Mini Drives can be big, small, in person or online. 

Start your mini drive now


Donate $15

Did you know that for the cost of two fancy lattes ($15), you can provide a month’s worth of period products to someone who needs them? 

Make a difference today.


Learn with a period positive presentation

Are you curious about period poverty, menstrual equity policy, environmental impacts of periods or options for reusable menstrual products? We can help!

We deliver workshops on these topics for people of all ages, at school or during a lunch & lunch.

What period positive presentation do you want to request?


Advocate for your workplace to get free period products

Toilet paper and soap is free - period products should be, too. Join our Menstrual Movement and ask your workplace to provide free period products in your washrooms.

May 28th - take a picture of RED lights near you

This Menstrual Health Day (May 28th), keep an eye out for monuments lit up in RED across Canada. Take a picture, share it on social media, and tag us @ theperiodpurse!

2024 Lite It Up

May 28th, unless noted otherwise

  •  Wood Buffalo: Saline Creek Pedestrian Bridge
  • Victoria: Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  • Victoria: City Hall
  •  Brampton City Hall Clock Tower
  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary Reconciliation Bridge
  • Edmonton: High Level Bridge
  • Vancouver: BC Place (Northern Lights)
  • Victoria: Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  • Victoria City Hall
  • Victoria Street Bridge
  • White Rock Pier
  • Harbour Centre, Vancouver
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Vancouver: The Sails of the Port of Vancouver
  • Whistler: Fitzgibbons Covered Bridge (May 27, 2023)
  • Winnipeg:  Canada Life Building
  • Winnipeg: Manitoba Legislative Building (May 26, 2023)
  • St John's City Hall
  • Signal Hill:  Cabot Tower (May 26, 2023)
  • Moncton: Downing Street + Downtown Place
  • Moncton:  CN Subway
  • Moncton:  Avenir Centre
  • Halifax: Peggy's Cove
  • Halifax: Peggy's Cove
  • Brampton City Hall Clock Tower  
  • Burlington: Brant Street Pier 
  • Hamilton City Hall and Sign
  • London: Canada Life Building
  • London City Hall (May 27-28)
  • London: RBC Place London (May 27-28)
  • Mississauga Civic Centre Clock Tower (8pmEST)
  • Niagara Falls (10:00- 10:305pmEST Live cam)
  • Toronto: CN Tower  
  • Toronto Canada Life Building
  • Windsor:  The Peace Bridge
  • Oakville:  Town Hall
  • Kingston:  City Hall and Market Hall
  • Sault Ste. Marie:  City sign
  • Walkerton:  Victoria Jubilee Hall
  • Charlottetown:  City Hall
  • Montreal Park Tower


Flags Raised Toronto | Menstrual Hygiene Day | The Period Purse
  1. Barrie, Ontario

  2. Fredericton, New Brunswick

  3. Halifax, Nova Scotia

  4. Regina, Saskatchewan

  5. Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

  6. St. John’s Newfoundland

  7. Victoria, British Columbia


John Tory Proclamation | Menstrual Hygiene Day | The Period Purse


  1. Barrie, Ontario

  2. Halifax, Nova Scotia

  3. Victoria, British Columbia


Initiated by German non-profit WASH United in 2014, Menstrual Hygiene Day* (MH Day) is a global day of action with more than 830 partner organizations working together to catalyze awareness and action towards a world without period poverty and stigma. The date of 28 May represents the menstrual cycle (average duration of 28 days, with on average 5 days of bleeding).

*here at The Period Purse, we use the term “health” instead of hygiene to encompass our education around periods, the fight for period equity, and advocacy of policy change, but in alliance we are united in calling it MH Day.


Menstrual Hygiene Day May 28 | The Period Purse

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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