Shoppers Drug Mart has announced a new partnership with the Ontario government to make period products more accessible to high school students across Ontario. Over the next three years, Shoppers will donate 18 million period products and 1,200 product dispensers to Ontario's public schools.
"Period products shouldn't be considered a luxury item for anyone. However, recent studies show that up to one-third of Canadian women have had to choose between buying a period product and an essential item on their grocery list," said Jeff Leger, President, Shoppers Drug Mart. "This donation will provide thousands of students in Ontario with free access to period products, thousands who won't have to make that difficult choice. We are proud to be a part of this initiative and grateful to our stores, our partners, and our customers for their support."
Shoppers Drug Mart will work with leading manufacturers, Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark, to supply 6 million period products to school boards each year for the next three years.