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We need your help. Period.

For many of us, menstruation is a fact of life, but we don’t often give it much thought. We start our period, we grab a box of pads or tampons, and away we go. However, menstrual hygiene products can be costly and far too many individuals, especially those living in poverty, simply cannot afford them.  This is where Tampon Tuesday is helping.

Since 2017, United Way, the Canadian Labour Congress and Bell Media have worked together to raise awareness and collect menstrual products to help address period poverty in our communities by hosting Tampon Tuesday events.

What is Period Poverty?

Period poverty is the inability for a person to afford menstrual products and often turn to alternate ways to manage their period.  

  • 1 in 4 Canadians who menstruate have to choose between buying food or period products each month.
  • During COVID-19, 1 in 7 young people who menstruate struggled to get period products, and 1 in 7 are worried about their ongoing ability to afford them.1
  • Nearly 1 in 7 Canadian students who menstruate has either left school early or missed school entirely because she did not have access to period products.2 
  • Individuals who don’t have access to menstrual products will often resort to wearing the same pad or tampon for prolonged periods of time, which can result in infections and even Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Ways to Help

Hold a collection drive

Collect donations in your workplace or school.

Donate Product

Most requested products include pads, cloth pads, tampons, liners, diva cups, and period underwear.

Make a monetary donation

Make a financial donation to support the 
Tampon Tuesday campaign.

Tampon Tuesday Locations

Beards Bakery & Coffee Bar
United Way Centraide Office
Expressions Dental Hygiene Clinic
Real Canadian Superstore
Terry's Independent Grocer
Paquette's Independent Grocer
Chris' Independent Grocer
Battistelli's Independent Grocer
IDA Levack Pharmacy
Active Therapy Plus
Shannon’s Community Pharmacy

Full Beard

Shoppers Drug Mart on Cassells
22 Wing, CFB North Bay
Canadore College Aviation Campus
Canadore College Main Campus
The Village
Voyageur Aviation
Gateway Brewery
Chippewa Secondary School
West Ferris Secondary School
Voyageur Aviation
Giant Tiger - Algonquin
Ontario Works Employment Centre - South River
South River Pharmacy
South River Fresh Mart

Tampon Tuesday Events


March 5th, 2024 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Daventry Kitchen & Bar

Special Guest Speaker: Stephanie Montgomery, Physiotherapist

Event is free to attend. Come drop off your donations, enjoy some light refreshements, and bid on some fabulous items in our silent auction. Learn more


March 5th, 2024  |   4:00pm - 7:00pm
Full Beard Brewing

North Bay

March 28, 2024 |  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gateway Brewery - 490 Gormanville Rd.

Need Product?

Are you an organization in need of menstrual hygiene products? 
Let us help! Fill out the online request and a member of the Tampon Tuesday committee will be in touch.

Tampon Tuesday Partners