Support the Free. Period. initiative

Providing free menstrual products in Library washrooms

Have you heard the term ‘Period Poverty’? It refers to the inability to access menstrual products, which impacts the health and dignity of menstruators, especially vulnerable people and youth. Not having access to period products can impact Calgarians in the classroom, workplace and everyday life.

The Free. Period. initiative provides free pads and tampons to anyone who needs them by making them available in Library washrooms—with no stigma or judgment.

In close proximity to schools, workplaces, community centres and shelters, libraries are accessible across the city and welcoming to all. They are the ideal locations for this initiative. Period.

Thanks to an amazing partnership with Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health, menstrual product dispensers will now be available in all 21 Library branches.

Thanks to donors like you, we can continue to provide this important program and stock dispensers that provides dignity and support.

A donation of $31.50 fills a dispenser with one day’s worth of products.