Moon Time Sisters was started by Métis woman, Nicole Racette White, after she read a story about young women missing school because they lacked menstrual products. She launched the inaugural chapter in Saskatchewan in January 2017. Our volunteer-led organization partners with over 25 northern Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and the North West Territories to supply people who menstruate with free period products. Moon Time Sisters Saskatchewan works with high schools, health care centres, women’s shelters, and community programs to ensure these products are accessible to the community.
All items are collected through personal, business, school, or organizational drives throughout the year. Every March, we complete an annual drive where we take in all Moon Time related items such as pads, tampons, cloth pads, and menstrual cups. These items are sent to the partner communities free of charge, and are funded by our monetary donations.
All other hygiene items that are not sent north are given to community-based organizations in Saskatoon.
Together we have raised and sent over 500,000 items to remote northern communities.