Population growth seriously threatens global peace and stability. It is the primary cause of humankind’s most challenging problems, including climate change, and is the major obstacle to overcoming them.
PIC campaigns for smaller, environmentally sustainable populations through universal access to voluntary family planning. Numbers matter. Infinite growth on an already overcrowded planet, with finite resources and space, is impossible. Fewer feet mean smaller, less harmful footprints, and a safer, more manageable world.
PIC empowers women, promotes sustainable development, enhances prosperity, and creates a healthier, safer planet through family planning. Children by choice, not chance.
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Overpopulated? For most, the question is absurd. Surely Canada is a huge land of open spaces, abundant resources and endless room for ever more people. Well, think again…
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Sir David Attenborough – Naturalist & Broadcaster best known for BBC’s nine Life series, a comprehensive survey of planet’s animal & plant life.
Margaret Catley-Carlson – Past President Population Council & CIDA; former Deputy Minister, National Health & Welfare.
Dr. William Rees – Professor, Population Ecology, UBC, best known for creating the “ecological footprint” concept and ecological conditions regarding sustainable development.
May 4th, 2017 Following PIC's April release on New Brunswick's decision to provide Mifegymiso free of charge under the provincial health plan, and the Alberta and Ontario government's [...]
April 10th, 2017 Population Institute Canada applauds the New Brunswick government's announcement that the abortion pill, Mifegymiso, will be made available for free to all women in [...]
WHY WE SHOULD CARE… AND TAKE URGENT ACTION.
Population growth makes demands on the natural world that are overwhelming our efforts to protect the biosphere and to achieve a sustainable future.
Scarcity – of food, water, energy, and other essentials – is increasing. Result: cycles of hunger, famine, mass migrations, and conflict.
Seven billion humans today, 9 billion+ by 2045… increasing by 150 a minute, 1.5 million a week, 80 million a year.