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Population growth seriously threatens global peace and stability. It is the primary cause of humankind’s most challenging problems, 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 = 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.

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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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OUR PATRONS

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 “ecological footprint” concept and ecological conditions re sustainable development.

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Unpacking the Myth of Lack of Access to Contraception in the Developing World

A high level of unmet need in contraception for women in the developing world is widely interpreted as evidence of a lack of access to [...]

July 11th, 2016, is World Population Day

As designated by the UN Development Program, each year since 1989 the international community recognizes July 11th as World Population Day—a day to focus [...]

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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 GENERATION

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