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Donate to Moon Time Connections

Moon Time Connections is a national Indigenous-led period equity group supporting Indigenous menstruators across Turtle Island by ensuring they have access to menstrual products, and by providing vital menstrual education. 

 

Founded in Saskatchewan in 2017 as Moon Time Sisters, Moon Time Connections has grown to include four chapters – in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia – and has partnered with over 120 northern Indigenous Communities in all provinces and territories from BC to Labrador and has shipped over 2 million period products to high schools, elementary schools, midwifery organizations, health care centres, Friendship Centres, shelters, food banks and community programs in remote areas from coast to coast to coast. 

MOON TIME CONNECTIONS CHAPTERS

Moon Time Connections currently has chapters in Saskatchewan, Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba that service Northern communities across Turtle Island. 
Working with Communities in SK, AB and NWT.
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Working with Community in ON, QU, NU, NL
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Working with Community in MB, NU
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Working with Community in BC, YN
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Our Story

Moon Time Sisters was founded in 2017 by Nicole White, a Métis woman from Saskatchewan, when she learned students in remote areas of the province were missing school during their Moon Times due to a lack of access to menstrual products.

Nicole took action, and from a simple donation of pads to a Community in Saskatchewan, Moon Time Sisters was born. The MTS Ontario Chapter was founded by Veronica Brown in early 2017 once she learned of Nicole’s work in Saskatchewan.

Neha Menon founded the third and most western Chapter in BC in October of 2020, and soon after, our latest Chapter was formed in Manitoba by Janessa Roy in May of 2021.

Together, we continue the tireless work that has grown Moon Time Sisters into Moon Time Connections; the only national organization that supports Indigenous menstruators and works towards period equity in northern communities from coast to coast to coast.

Questions?

Ontario – mtc-on@truenorthaid.ca

Manitoba – mtc-mb@truenorthaid.ca

Saskatchewan – mtc-sk@truenorthaid.ca

British Columbia – mtc-bc@truenorthaid.ca

PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION

MTC proudly offers a full spectrum of Moon Time products and sends only those products that have been specifically requested. We ship both disposable and reusable items, free of charge, to all northern locations in provinces from BC to Labrador and all Territories upon request.

Request forms can be submitted to the Chapter Lead that services your area.

Indigenous menstruators deserve not only equal access to menstrual products, but the dignity of choice to address their unique and individual needs. That is why MTC is proud to offer the following period products:

    • Disposable pads
    • Tampons
    • Cloth pads
    • Period underwear
    • Menstrual cups
    • Menstrual discs

Please see the specific regional Chapter for your area to apply for period products. *Note if you are outside of the regional Chapter location, apply to the Chapter Lead who services your province or territory.

We are able to continue to do this work through the support of our local communities and companies who donate products.

If you are looking to donate period products, please email the closest Chapter Lead for more information on how to do this.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

MTC provides three options for Moon Time (Menstrual) Education through our education programming:

  • Moon Time Facilitator Training Program for northern Community members (offered both in-person and online)
  • Hosting a Chapter Lead in your northern Community for a Moon Time 101 presentation (also offered online)
  • Chapter Lead presentation on Period Inequity in Northern Communities for general population (offered both in-person and online)
    We can also provide written resources upon request.

MOON TIME FACILITATOR TRAINING PROGRAM

This in-person or online training program offers free training to Community members on how to deliver Moon Time 101 presentations and share teachings within your Community.

Topics Include:

  • Moon Time (Menstruation) 101 for ages 9+
  • Disposable and reusable period product awareness and use
  • Endometriosis Awareness
  • How to talk to Youth about their Moon Time
  • Cultural knowledge around Moon Time *for specific Nations

Want to learn more?

Email us at mtceducation@truenorthaid.ca

Want to Volunteer?

Interested in Volunteering?

Each Chapter hosts annual product donation drives at different times throughout the year. If you or your work, school group or organization are interested in supporting a donation a drive, please connect with your local Chapter Lead or fill out the Volunteer Request Form. Please note that drives do not currently take place outside of Chapter provinces.!

Media Inquiries

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