Did you know? Canadians can spend up to $6,000 on menstrual hygiene products throughout their lifetime. In rural communities, the same products can cost up to $12,000.
Even with the elimination of a menstrual hygiene product tax in Canada, menstrual products are unaffordable for many people in our city. That means many Winnipeggers living on a low income end up missing school or work because of a period.
We believe that having a period should never prevent someone from fully participating in daily life. And that’s where we need your help!
United Way Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Labour Council are joining forces to collect donations of menstrual products for people in our community from low-income households. We’re inviting workplaces, unions, and Winnipeggers like you to join us in eliminating period poverty.
Friday, May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day—a day to raise global awareness, break the silence, and change negative social norms around periods and period products.
How can you help?
1. Host a Period Power collection drive
Let your friends, family, and colleagues know that you’re collecting donations of new menstrual products. Bring donations of new, unopened packs of menstrual pads, tampons, cups, and other menstrual products to one of these drop-off locations. United Way Winnipeg / 580 Main Street / 8:30am-4:30pm Free parking is available in the parking lot behind United Way Winnipeg. We are currently closed to the public; please use the buzzer next to the door upon arrival.
Winnipeg Labour Council / 275 Broadway – Union Centre / 10:00am-3:00pm Call 204-942-0522 or email email@example.com to schedule a drop-off appointment. Once a drop off is scheduled and you arrive to drop off your donation, please call the WLC from the doors and we will meet you, as the Union Centre building is currently closed to the public.