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Period Poverty Task Force members
Updated Oct. 7, 2022

The following people have been appointed to the Period Poverty Task Force. Their term ends March 31, 2024.

  • Zeba Khan is a research assistant at the Contraception and Abortion Research Team at the University of British Columbia, a board member of Options for Sexual Health, and member of United Way’s Period Promise Committee. Khan brings several key perspectives, including lived experiences with period poverty, as a youth and an immigrant.
  • A.J. Lowik is a postdoctoral fellow and the gender equity advisor at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity at the University of British Columbia. Their work focuses on trans people's reproductive lives and health, and they bring a strong research background and focus on gender-inclusion to the task force.
  • Tiffany Ottahal is a community investment portfolio manager and the internal champion for period poverty work at Vancity. Ottahal is involved in Vancity’s commitment to United Way's Period Promise Policy Agreement and brings a business perspective.
  • Kate Fish is a social worker and advocate, bringing the perspective of a person with a disability to the task force.
  • Jackie Jack is a case manager and member of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nation. Jack has worked extensively with families and women on issues of menstruation, childbirth and supporting families in remote and isolated communities. Jack brings an Indigenous and remote perspective to the task force.
  • Lori-Ann Armstrong works at the Phoenix Transition House in Prince George, providing women and their children a safe place while fleeing intimate partner violence. Armstrong brings a northern and intimate partner violence perspective.


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