On May 10, Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) launched a campaign to promote menstrual equity. In collaboration with the G7 Student Senate, the campaign included a Menstrual Equity Challenge that ran from May 10 to 27.
Similar to a food drive, the challenge was a drive to collect menstrual hygiene products in their original, unopened packages, and donate them to local organizations.
Please see the update below from the TLDSB G7 Student Senate:
Thank you to everyone who participated in TLDSB’s first-ever Menstrual Equity Challenge. This challenge was first inspired by the Moon Kits that were made by students at Huntsville Public School. These kits are filled with menstrual hygiene products for those who lack them. Nearly one quarter of people with menstrual cycles in Canada have experienced inadequate access to period products. So it is with great excitement that we share that over 12,000 products were collected by the TLDSB communities and donated to women, people, and families in need.
The donations made in all of our individual towns will have a huge impact on the lives of people in need of these products. The schools that have raised the most menstruation products for this year’s Menstrual Equity Challenge are; in third place Alexandra Public School, in second place Huntsville Public School, and the winning school of this year’s Menstrual Equity Challenge is Spruce Glen Public School. Spruce Glen has claimed the bragging rights and will receive a trophy for their exceptional contributions to ending menstrual poverty.
Thank you, again, for your participation and donations. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.