The Period Project was created to address menstrual inequity and period poverty in Calgary. Menstrual inequity and period poverty occur when people are unable to access or afford essential menstrual products. A third of people under the age of 25 in Canada who have periods cannot afford menstrual products.
The Period Project is gender inclusive and community led. Many period poverty initiatives do not use inclusive language and fail to recognize that not every woman menstruates and not everyone who menstruates is a woman. Our goal for The Period Project is to come together to help women, trans, and non-binary Calgarians who menstruate access the essentials they need.
Donations and Drop-Off Locations
We are accepting ongoing donations of tampons, pads, and/or menstrual cups. Items must be in unopened packages. Donations can be dropped off at the Humainologie Gallery + Store or at one of our community partner locations. Please visit their websites for information about business hours or contact them directly.
Donations will be packaged in clutches designed and donated by project partner, Parts + Labor.
“learning of the staggering statistics, limitations + additional stress that menstrual inequity + period poverty put on our communities, in addition to shifting our language to one that is inclusive, in all ways … recognizing that not everyone who menstruates is a woman + that we can + should come together to support EACHOTHER’s human rights + needs.”
Please email Ciermae at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a Calgary business or organization interested in being a donation drop-off location for The Period Project or if you are interested in volunteering.