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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 have to choose between buying food or period products each month.
  • During COVID-19, 1 in 7 young people struggled to get period products, and 1 in 7 are worried about their ongoing ability to afford them.1
  • Nearly 1 in 7 Canadian girls has either left school early or missed school entirely because she did not have access to period products.2 
  • Women 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.
  • Period products are amongst the least donated, yet most requested items at Food Banks

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
The Nickel Refillery
REHANS Independent Grocer
United Way Sudbury Office
Shoppers Drug Mart -all locations
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Battistelli's Your Independent Grocer
Real Canadian Suuperstore
Expressions Dental Hygiene Clinic
CUPE Office
Chris' Independent Grocer
Active Therapy+

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

Algonquin High School
Ecole Secondaire Publique Odysse
The Village - Canador College
CFB North Bay
Davedi Club Ladies Auxilliary

Tampon Tuesday Events


March 7th, 2023 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
USW Hall (Second Hall) 
66 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON

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


March 7th, 2023  |  4:00pm - 7:00pm
Full Beard Brewing
219 Wilson Ave, Timmins, ON

Come network with us and drop off your Tampon Tuesday donations.

North Bay

March 7th, 2023  |  6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Village - Canador College
100 College Drive, North Bay, ON

Stop by The Village and join us for some thoughtful discussions and drop off your hygiene products.

Tampon Tuesday Partners