UCDSB now offering free menstrual products in relevant washrooms
The province has promised to have free menstrual products in schools by next fall. One local board has beaten that mark by almost a year.
The Upper Canada District School Board has made menstrual products free and accessible in every school across the district and dispensers are now installed in all relevant washrooms.
Last spring, former UCDSB student trustee Tain Hughes, a student at SFDCI at the times, brought forward a motion to the Board of Trustees, requesting the UCDSB formulate a policy that provides free menstrual products within its schools.
Now a Queen’s University student, Tain says with the dispensers now in place, she hopes it has left a legacy of care, accommodation, and empathy from the UCDSB, showcasing that they care and hear the students’ voices.
Over the summer, the board ordered 337 dispensing units and related products, which are now available at all the UCDSB schools.