The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has unanimously adopted a motion to provide free menstrual products to all elementary and secondary schools.
The motion to provide free access to menstrual products at no cost to the board was brought forward this past June by TDSB trustees Stephanie Donaldson and Harpreet Gill, who wanted to put an end to ‘period poverty’ in Toronto.
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On Thursday morning, Donaldson announced the motion was passed unanimously and thanked the student advocates who inspired the motion and the committed staff who helped make it a reality.
The products will be available at all elementary and secondary schools.
🚨UPDATE🚨the motion that we brought forward to provide free menstrual products in #tdsb schools at no cost to the board PASSED unanimously! Thank you to the student advocates who inspired this motion and the committed staff who helped make it a reality. #endperiodpoverty https://t.co/JlWJ59goHx
— Stephanie Donaldson (@Steph4schools) August 29, 2019
This announcement comes a few months after the BC government announced that all public schools in the province are required to provide free menstrual products to students.