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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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OUR CANADA

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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.

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Canada Steps Up: $650 Million Over Next Three Years for Reproductive Health

March 9th, 2017. Population Institute Canada applauds the announcement, made by Prime Minister Trudeau on International Women's Day, of $650 million to be invested over three years towards sexual [...]

Canadian Government Pledges $20 Million to Counter U.S. Gag Rule

March 6th, 2017. Population Institute Canada applauds the historic decision by the Canadian government to pledge up to $20 million to fund sexual health and abortion-related projects [...]

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WHY WE SHOULD CARE… AND TAKE URGENT ACTION.

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TO SAVE THE PLANET

Population growth makes demands on the natural world that are overwhelming our efforts to protect the biosphere and to achieve a sustainable future.

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TO REDUCE SCARCITY

Scarcity – of food, water, energy, and other essentials – is increasing. Result: cycles of hunger, famine, mass migrations, and conflict.

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Seven billion humans today, 9 billion+ by 2045… increasing by 150 a minute, 1.5 million a week, 80 million a year.