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B.C. Ferries To Offer Free Menstrual Products And All-Gender Washrooms

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 6:46 AM

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO BC Ferries)

BC Ferries will soon be offering up all-gender bathrooms and menstrual supplies on its vessels.

“BC Ferries has now officially joined United Way BC’s Period Promise which aligns with our commitment to expand the availability of no-cost menstrual products aboard our vessels and at our terminals, including now in all our all-gender washrooms.”, said Lindsay Matthews, Vice President of Public Affairs & Marketing at BC Ferries.

“These initiatives are more than just enhancements to our services; they represent our ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive environment that respects the diverse needs of all our customers.”

BC Ferries has officially joined United Way BC’s Period Promise, expanding the availability of no-cost menstrual products aboard vessels and at terminals.

Over 300 public and employee single-use washrooms, both on ships and at shore facilities, will be upgraded by the end of this fiscal year.
BC Ferries is also enhancing accessibility on every vessel with the introduction of Braille washroom signs that adhere to Canadian guidelines.

To learn more, visit BC Ferries.

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