The Period Project was created by Humainologie to address menstrual inequity and period poverty in Calgary. A third of people under the age of 25 in Canada who have periods cannot afford menstrual products. Menstrual inequity and period poverty occur when people are unable to access or afford essential 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.
In November 2020, Scotland made history by becoming the first country in the world to make menstrual products free. We hope that Canada will follow in Scotland’s footsteps, and we are starting right here in Calgary.
Donations and Drop-Off Locations
We are accepting ongoing donations of tampons, pads, and/or menstrual cups. Items must be in unopened packages. Donations will be packaged in clutches designed and donated by project partner, Parts + Labor. The clutches will be distributed by various front-line agencies in Calgary, including the Elizabeth Fry Society.
Donations can be dropped off at the Humainologie Gallery + Store or at one of our community partner locations:
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.