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OUR STORY

Free Periods Canada is a grassroots, youth-run, registered non-profit organization. We are headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia - the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. 

2016

We took an initiative to distribute free menstrual supplies. The group was named Camions of Care UBC 

Our Team

Zeba Khan

Executive Director

A staunch believer of equal access to healthcare for all, Zeba is devoted to advocating for free access to menstruation care products. Her dedication to advocating for menstrual and healthcare equity has earned her the 2019 Diana Award, 2019 Faces of Today Award as well as the International Community Achievement Award from UBC four times in a row. Zeba has recently completed her Bachelor’s in physiology and behavioural neuroscience, and is currently the youngest board member of Options for Sexual Health.

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Associate Director

Niki Oveisi is a Master of Public Health candidate at the University of British Columbia with a previous background in Biology. Thoroughly proficient in systems-level processing, analytical thinking, and epidemiological inference, her public health background has prepared her with extensive knowledge regarding our healthcare system. These skills have been further amplified in her work at the UBC Contraception and Abortion Research Team, as well as the UBC Sexual Health Research Institute. 

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Office Coordinator

As a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at UBC, Ishleen is passionate about her role at Free Periods Canada. Through her role at FPC, she hopes to further educate individuals and advocate for her fellow menstruators. Ishleen’s long term goal includes working with women to ensure easy access to menstrual products. When she’s not working you can find her out on an ice cream run, reading a book or at a park! 

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Niki Oveisi

Ishleen Kalra

Advocacy & Policy Coordinator

Deyvika is a second year Global Resource Systems student from Bangalore, India. She is looking forward to collaboration and coalition building in social impact spaces and feels grateful to tackle menstrual equity alongside her team members at Free Periods Canada. When she’s not thinking about menstrual cups, you can find her out on a run, reading or drinking too much coffee!

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Nadia Kovari

Grants & Partnerships Coordinator

Nadia is a graduate in International Relations and is passionate about immigration and settlement. She hopes to bring Free Period’s equity and inclusion projects to settlement communities. When she's not involved in the community, you can find her knitting on a rainy day or playing with her brass quintet group as a trombonist in the park. 

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Olivia Stein

Grants & Partnerships Coordinator

Olivia is an undergraduate BSc Global Health student at the University of British Columbia. Her background in microbiology, political science and history gives her a holistic understanding of how health intersects with societal structures and norms. She is passionate about alleviating health inequalities and loves that FPC allows her to do just that. You can always find Olivia expressing herself creatively through painting, drawing, cooking and baking.

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Deyvika Srinivasa

Jacqueline Seppelt

Service Coordinator

Jacqueline is in her final year completing her B.A. in sociology at the University of British Columbia. She has a passion for researching the inequalities faced by individuals in the health care system. In particular, Jacqueline enjoys learning about reproductive health and how gender shapes our conceptions of our own bodies and genitals. Through her role at Free Periods Canada, she hopes to become a full fledged menstrual activists who empowers individuals to overcome the inequities they face. When she's not reading an academic article, you can find Jacqueline at her pilates studio or out for a walk along the seawall.

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Sue Lu

Treasurer & Global Lounge Officer

Sue is a third year integrated sciences student focusing on physiology, immunology and public health. She is passionate about advocating for equality in health care and creating affordable solutions for patients. When she's not studying or helping out in the community, you can find her watching true crime documentaries or playing games on the Switch.

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