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Earth Overshoot Day and World Population Day: Different Approaches to the Same Problem

July 19th, 2017 Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's consumption exceeds the environment's renewal capacity. According to Global Footprint Network (GFN), the international research organization responsible for the Earth Overshoot Day initiative, this year it falls on [...]

July 20th, 2017|Categories: articles, Global facts, News & Updates|0 Comments

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 [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Climate Change, Environment, News & Updates, Press Release, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Global Population Now Exceeds 7.5 Billion

May 25th, 2017 Last month, the total number of people on the planet surpassed the 7.5 billion mark. This figure is based on the Worldometers clock, which uses sources from the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the [...]

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Global facts, News & Updates|0 Comments

Mifegymiso Coverage in Canada: Following NB, Alberta and Ontario’s Lead

  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 recent announcements to provide the drug free of charge, we [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: contraception and family planning, News & Updates|0 Comments

New Brunswick First Province to Offer Abortion Pill for Free

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 the province covered by provincial health care. This is an important [...]

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 and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This unprecedented announcement comes [...]

March 9th, 2017|Categories: contraception and family planning, Events, Human rights, News & Updates|0 Comments