Canadian campuses aim to offer free menstrual products

May 2, 2018

As Centennial College’s “Free the Tampon” initiative gains momentum, other universities across the country are starting to follow suit. Shannon Brooks, Centennial's Associate VP of Corporate Services, stated that the initiative costs approximately $7K per year. "The cost is negligible, the impact is huge, and it's just one more way we can support our students in making life a little bit easier for them so they can focus on learning." Allisa Lim, VP of Ignite Student Life at Humber College's Lakeshore campus, states that Humber provides menstrual kits with gender neutral packaging in several public spaces. Student societies at the University of Calgary, McGill University, and the University of King's College in Halifax reportedly provide free menstrual products, as well. CBC