45 advocacy groups and unions call on ON to offer free menstrual products on campus

Postsecondary student unions and youth advocacy groups are calling for the Government of Ontario to implement free menstrual products on postsecondary campuses. A letter from the Toronto Youth Cabinet that was signed by 45 groups argues that “the lack of access to these products can negatively impact students’ school attendance and their social-emotional well-being and have contributed to the stigma that exists on menstruation.” The letter calls for ON to address the issue by building on last year’s move to provide free menstrual products in grade schools and expand the program to postsecondary institutions. “There shouldn’t be barriers for any student,” said Toronto Youth Cabinet executive director Stephen Mensah. “So we really wanted to mobilize and organize to see how we can address this issue.” The Star| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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