Go, Canada! Federally-regulated employers now mandated to provide workplace menstrual products
New changes to the Canadian Labour Code mandate that federally-regulated workplaces must provide menstrual products to their workers. To support employers as they navigate these new regulations, Aisle has published a whitepaper titled “Menstrual Equity in the Workplace: a roadmap to success and sustainability”.Read more
Earth Month 2023: What is Sustainable Menstrual Equity?
Most approaches to period poverty understandably focus on short-term, urgent needs, for example students in schools, or employees in workplaces. But the bigger-picture solution is not just having more pads and tampons in more bathrooms.
The Future of Period Equity
In the past couple of years, our vision of universal access to safe, quality, sustainable, shame-free period care and education for everyone who menstruates, has been gaining ground, with free disposable pads and tampons increasingly being provided in places like schools and workplaces.Read more
Reflections on 30 Years of Menstrual Health and Equity Leadership
One of the things that I am often asked is how things have changed in the reusable menstrual product space over 30 years, and my answer is that it’s a mix of mostly wonderful things.Read more
Menstrual Equity with the Period Purse
Menstrual equity is the idea that access to free, quality menstrual products, education and a shame-free attitude about periods are essential for full and dignified participation in life for everyone who menstruates. This Giving Tuesday we are hosting a fundraiser in support of The Period Purse, a Toronto-based registered charity that tackles period poverty by ensuring sustainable access to period products for all.Read more
Free Reusables: The Next Step Towards Menstrual Equity
Menstrual products are essential personal hygiene supplies, alongside toilet paper, hand soap and paper towels. Provision of these essential supplies are unquestionably the re sponsibility of the institutions where the bathrooms are located.Our question is: If free disposable pads and tampons are now being funded for students, employees and others, why not reusables too?
Boxers Under The Tree - An Initiative in support of transgender youth
The effects of gender dysphoria vary from person-to-person but many people told us that that gender-affirming period underwear like our period boxers makes having a period a little more bearable. Many appreciated knowing we offered plus size period underwear that would truly fit their body. The security of wearing absorbent and leakproof period underwear also gave them comfort. These are the reasons our #BoxersUnderTheTree campaign exists.Read more
Full Report: Supporting Menstrual Health and Equity in Post-Secondary Institutions with Reusable Menstrual Products
Free Periods Canada surveyed post-secondary students across Canada and collected 470 responses and summarized those results in a report, which is now available for download here.Read more
How One Doula Provides Abortion Support
Sierra Holland on why abortion stigma is violence, how there is no one way to support someone having an abortion, and why abortion work must include the continual work of antiracism and abolition.Read more
Re-Indigenizing Menstrual Health
We partnered with The Menstrual Health Hub to create a Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series, in an effort to center Indigenous and Métis voices and vastly grow our collective understanding of menstrual self-care, sustainability, ritual, intergenerational learning and more.Read more
Obstacles to Students Using Reusable Menstrual Products: The Current Reality & Ways Forward
What stops students from using more sustainable and/or reusable menstrual products, and how we can promote sustainability while reducing period poverty?Read more