255 John Savage Ave, Dartmouth, NS


Registration 8:30 am 
Summit 9:00 am – 4:30 pm





 Period Poverty Summit 2019




Workshop with Title Sponsor Diva Cares & Diva International

Alexis Biermann & Virginia Shay

Period Poverty Issues Panel with Portia Clark

• Kristen McCallum, Elizabeth Fry Society of Nova Scotia
• Shannon Hardy, Coach, Facilitator and Psychology of Addictions Instructor
• Vanessa Walker, Cape Breton Sexual Health Centre
• Taqdir Kaur Bhandal, founder, IM With Periods

Legislation and Period Poverty

• Karla MacFarlane, MLA for Pictou West
• Claudia Chender, MLA for Dartmouth South
• Jodi Brown, anti-poverty activist



The Independent Country of YOU

physical activity with Joan Helson

Comedy. Period.

with Megan McDowell

An International Perspective on Period Poverty: Diva Day

with Melissa MacKenzie & Caroline Burton

Period Poverty Solutions Panel 

• Cassidy Bellefontaine, Store Manager, Highfield Park Pharmachoice
• Aakanksha Khandwaha student leader, Period. at CEC
• Lynn Lavoie, Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries
• Sarah White, Communications Specialist, United Way Halifax /Tampon Tuesday

Speed Dating Networking & Storytelling Station



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