Our founder, Zeba, came across a video about the challenges many people with periods face due to period poverty and decided to take action. Niki Oveisi and Imad Ahmad joined her as founding members of FPC. Each of them began collecting and distributing period supplies to shelters and transitional homes in Vancouver, such as The Bloom Group, Nisa Homes & Atira Society.
Since then, Free Periods Canada has grown exponentially. We have produced impactful research results, educated and connected over 400 people through workshops and conferences, distributed 20,000 period supplies to those in need, and worked with UBC to make period supplies free and accessible for students of the Vancouver campus. Most recently, we created and launched a digital web app called CHARMS, where individuals can talk about all things periods and stay connected with the menstrual advocacy community.