Free menstrual products coming to on-reserve schools: Indigenous Services minister – CTV News

November 5, 2021


Free menstrual products will be available in on-reserve schools “very soon,” the federal Indigenous Services minister said on Friday.

“Period poverty should never be a barrier to going to school. End of story,” Patty Hajdu said in a Twitter post. “Menstrual products are a basic need, and very soon they will be freely available in all on-reserve schools.”

Hajdu’s office did not immediately respond to a request for more specifics about the timing of the plan and which products would be included.

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