The Government’s Proposal to Ramp Up Immigration Levels is Misguided

Share Tweet Share Forward For Immediate Release November 10th, 2017 The Government’s Proposal to Ramp Up Immigration Levels is Misguided The Canadian government announced in October that it would significantly increase the intake of immigrants to Canada for each of the next three years, with minimum levels of 300,000 each year. Since 1990, Canada has [...]

Population Growing, Iqaluit Could Face a Water Crisis Within Five Years

But there's no policy in place to address growth. June 19th, 2017 CBC News, citing a new study by researchers at York University and the University of Waterloo, reported recently that Iqaluit may face a water shortage within five years owing to "shifting seasons, faster warming in the Arctic than anywhere on Earth and a growing population." Nunavut's population is growing [...]

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 as part of the "She Decides" coalition, launched five weeks ago by Dutch Foreign Minister Liliane Ploumen. Canada's contribution will help counter the blow to global contraceptive and reproductive service providers, who will lose access [...]

Following President Trump’s Reinstatement of Gag Rule, Here’s Why and How to Support Reproductive Rights

  February 10th, 2017. Population Institute Canada was pleased and encouraged by Ottawa’s announced intention to increase funding for sexual and reproductive health rights globally in response to the reinstatement by President Trump of the “gag rule” denying aid to organizations that perform or provide advice about abortion. This move will result in a US $600 million overall reduction of support for family planning organizations. The Canadian government may now support [...]

Papua New Guinea is in Crisis. Population Growth is Part of the Problem.

    January 16th, 2017. Papua New Guinea's booming population, which is largely rural and has more than doubled in the past thirty years, is forcing farmers to resort to unsustainable land use practices to feed its ever-increasing human numbers. Last month, a geographer who has studied food production in the same village for the past 45 years warned that continued population growth could eventually [...]

Ten: A Pivotal Age for Girls and Our Planet

    December 8, 2016. Ten is the critical age for girls in the developing world, according to the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) 2016 State of the World Population Report. This shows that the life trajectory of ten-year-old girls will be the ultimate test of the success or failure of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, [...]

World Vasectomy Day, November 18th, 2016

  World Vasectomy Day (#WVD), a global initiative now in its fourth year, has become the largest male oriented contraception event in history. It is creating conversations among men about the benefits of family planning, addressing their concerns and helping them to participate in a role that is too often borne solely by women.     This [...]

Population Stabilization: The Path to Ensuring Peace

November 7, 2016-Population Institute Canada is encouraged by a recent article by Joseph Chamie, former director of the United Nations Population Division, in which he calls for population stabilization in Africa, by far the world's fastest-growing region. We agree with his assessment that to ignore this objective will seriously compromise efforts to achieve the United Nations' universally adopted sustainable development goals (SDGs), including ending poverty, ensuring greater [...]

September 26th is World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day takes place annually on September 26th. Each year, contraception prevents 188 million unplanned pregnancies—resulting in 112 million fewer abortions, 1.1 million fewer newborn deaths, and 150,000 fewer maternal deaths. It's positive benefits are enormous and impactful. Population Institute Canada campaigns to make family planning an integral, significant part of Canadian aid programs. [...]

Despite Demographic Decline, the Sky Isn’t Falling in Japan

Population Institute Canada (PIC) is the voice of Canadians concerned with global overpopulation and its negative human and environmental consequences. Share Tweet Despite Demographic Decline, the Sky Isn't Falling in Japan An economist's refreshing perspective on the typically anxiety-inducing issue of Japan's falling population — and the detrimental effects often predicted for its economy as a result. (May 25, 2016, OTTAWA, ON.) [...]