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Fleming College Supports Menstrual Equity


Peterborough, ON (March 8, 2024) – Fleming College is celebrating the generous donation of $10,000 worth of reusable menstrual products from Aisle for Fleming students in Peterborough, Lindsay, and Haliburton.

Beginning March 4, donated Aisle products, including reusable panties, pads, and liners in a variety of sizes XS to 5XL, will be available to students through the Fleming Student Administrative Council (SAC) at the Sutherland Campus and the Frost Student Association (FSA) at the Frost Campus.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Aisle is a Certified B Corp known for being the original creators of sustainable and gender-inclusive period underwear and cloth menstrual pads. Dedicated to promoting menstrual equity around the world, Aisle donates two percent of their sales toward supporting individuals and non-profits to address period poverty and gender equity.

Fleming College, SAC and the FSA have been offering free period products in college bathrooms for several years. Fleming students can also attend a series of free workshops with The Period Purse, which aims to reduce period stigma and create menstrual equity through access, education, and advocacy, and providing free period products for all.

To ensure all Fleming students experience equitable access, products will also be available through Indigenous Student Services (Peterborough and Lindsay), Haliburton School of Art + Design, and our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program in Peterborough Square.

We want to thank all our distribution partners for their dedication to students, without them this initiative would not have been possible.

For more information about Aisle, contact:
Madeleine Shaw, Co-Founder

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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