Moon Time Sisters is a collective of people who want to help young women in northern and remote communities throughout Saskatchewan and Ontario access feminine hygiene projects that they otherwise could not afford. Moon Time Sisters has been able to support over 25 communities in less than 2 years.
Moon Time Sisters Ontario is a volunteer lead chapter of MTS based out of Toronto and Ottawa and began in March 2017. MTS-Ont currently supports 9 different First Nation communities in northern Ontario, parts of Quebec, and the North West Territories. We collect items such as pads, tampons, menstrual cups, menstrual underwear, and cloth pads through donations made by colleges and universities, business, and the general public. We have partnered with different northern community programs such as the community health care program, high schools, women’s shelters, and church groups to distribute the donations collected. All monetary donations that are received go to supporting our high shipping costs. For items not able to be shipped, MTS-Ont has partnered with the Native Child and Family Services Toronto and donates the items to their Toronto family shelter. All usable items donated find a home within the Indigenous community. MTS-Ont is happy to be a new part of the True North Aid family and looks forward to growing within the organization.
Mission & Goals
- provide affordable feminine hygiene products to women and girls living in northern communities
- promote the power and solidarity of women across indigenous communities
- collect, organize and vet feminine hygiene donations for delivery to communities by organizing packing parties and donation points
Who, What, Where & When
Since their last drive in the fall of 2018, Moon Time Sisters Ontario has been able to support many communities across the country with donations of feminine hygiene products. They have been able to send items to several communities in Ontario, Northern Quebec and Nunavut! Since last fall MTS-ON has collected 155,833 pads/liners, 76,855 pads/liners, 66 cloth pads, 84 menstrual cups and 4 menstrual underwear.
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