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UGDSB introduces Period Equity program to schools 

February 2, 2021 

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Department is introducing the Period Equity program to schools. 

The rationale behind this program is that all people who menstruate should be able to access period products free of charge and with dignity. 

Introduced to UGDSB secondary schools earlier this year, this program is now being introduced to elementary schools with grade 7 and 8 students. 

This program is important in our schools because we believe that period products are part of required basic hygiene like toilet paper and soap and should be available to any person regardless of income or identity. These products will be available in schools in the designated for use by all washroom.  

In making these products free of charge in the washrooms that can be used by anyone, the UGDSB is taking steps to disrupt oppression. 

Installation of machines has begun and should be completed by March. 

For more information on Period Equity in the UGDSB, please visit

Free period products machine

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