BC Menstrual Equity Symposium: Building Inclusive Period Poverty Solutions

United Way British Columbia - working with communities in BC's Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island, in partnership with the Menstrual Cycle Research Group is pleased to host the first ever BC Menstrual Equity Symposium.

A free, safe, and diverse range of menstrual supplies is key to reducing period poverty. This means ensuring that all menstruators have access to the menstrual supplies they want when they need them. Supplies should be accessible in a practical, reliable, and culturally appropriate way, supported by the appropriate education and resources for all genders.

United Way British Columbia is hosting the BC Menstrual Equity Symposium to ask how we can reduce period poverty, with a focus on getting menstrual supplies to the people who need them most. 

The gathering will highlight the ongoing and tireless work of BC based grassroots organizers, frontline workers, advocates, activists, and individuals who have experienced period poverty firsthand. It will be a space to develop and support advocacy strategies, share initiatives that the government and private sector can adopt, and learn community-based and culturally aware approaches to destigmatize menstruation. 

This two-day event is funded by the Province of BC's Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, Unceded & Ancestral Territory of of the q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and qiqéyt (Qayqayt) First Nations

700 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5
The Douglas Room

Friday October 20th, 2023 - 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Saturday 21st, 2023 - 10:00AM to 4:00 PM 
(lunch is included with registration)