In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, SEIU-West is participating in the Labour & United Way Partnership’s 3rd Annual Tampon Tuesday collection drive.
Menstrual products are a necessity, but they’re also expensive – this creates barriers for many women to access what should be a basic right. Women and girls who live in poverty often have to choose between food or feminine hygiene products. For homeless women it is even worse.
While there are on-going campaigns to ensure free access to menstrual products in Canada, we’re not there yet. That’s why each SEIU-West office is participating in Tampon Tuesday, a collection drive that provides SEIU-West members the opportunity to collect and support the provision of menstrual products to women in need.
WHEN: All SEIU-West Offices will be collecting products until March 15, 2019.
- Saskatoon Drop-Off Location (items will be donated to the United Way Saskatoon and Area for distribution):#200 – 747 46th Street West. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
- Moose Jaw Drop-Off Location (items will be donated to a local women’s shelter): 39 Athabasca Street West. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
- Swift Current Drop-Off Location (items will be donated to a local women’s shelter): 333 Central Avenue North. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
You can also take up your own workplace tampon collection drive! Click to download the Collection Drive Registration form.
If you’re in Saskatoon, there is a special Tampon Tuesday event on March 12 as well – hope you can make it! Let’s end the stigma and work together to ensure access to menstrual products for all women.
Other International Women's Day Events:
International Women's Day - Saskatoon: Join us on March 8th at the Broadway Theatre from 5:30pm-9:00pm as we celebrate women and girls around the world. Gather with us for a private reception followed by a screening of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary. All proceeds raised from this event will go directly to Saskatoon Interval House, a temporary shelter for women and their children fleeing domestic violence who require safe accommodation. Click here for the Facebook event.
SNDW International Women's Day Event - Saskatoon: Join for a Women's Day event on March 9 from 3:00pm-5:30pm at 325 Fairmont Drive in Saskatoon - hosted by the Saskatchewan New Democrat Women.
Location: United Steelworkers, 325 Fairmont Drive, Saskatoon
Doors Open: 3:00 pm
Event Begins: 3:30 pm
We will be screening the documentary "A Better Man" by Lawrence Jackman and Attiya Khan. Illuminating a new paradigm for domestic-violence prevention, A Better Man offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse. It also empowers audience members to play new roles in challenging domestic violence, whether it’s in their own relationships or as part of a broader movement for social change.
Following the documentary, we will be hearing from Vicki Mowat, MLA for Saskatoon Fairview and Status of Women Critic. We will also hear from Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West. Click here for the Facebook event.
International Women's Day Celebration - Regina: Join us as we celebrate International Women's Day!
1:00 P.M. | MacKenzie Art Gallery | Women & Feminine Space
Celebrate connection, inspiration, support, and empowerment this International Women’s Day through an afternoon of making and sharing.
3:15 P.M. | Albert St. Bridge | Everyone invited
Join us on the bridge to celebrate. You are welcome to bring red scarves and ribbons, symbolizing freedom and empowerment. Sisters of Mercy choir will lead us in song.
In partnership with: Regina Immigrant Women Centre, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, Buffalo Peoples Art Institute, Intercultural Grandmothers Uniting. Click here for the Facebook event.